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Encyclopedia Botanica

A weekly podcast about edible gardening hosted by Hilary Dahl, co-owner of the Seattle Urban Farm Co.
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Aug 28, 2018

Hilary and Colin cover a wide range of listener questions in this late-summer Q+A episode. 

This is going to be the last regularly scheduled episode of the 2018 season. We're going to take the fall to write, record and produce our best episodes yet! Stay tuned for updates on how you can support the podcast and when to expect the launch of the 2019 season. 

To stay in touch be sure to check our website, www.seattleurbanfarmco.com, follow us on Instagram, and subscribe to our newsletter

Thank you for another great season!

Aug 10, 2018

In this episode Shannon Douglas of Honest Magazine and Hilary  discuss intuitive cooking tips and techniques for the popular garden brassicas Kale and broccoli.

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: We're on a short break from show notes while navigating the first few weeks of parenthood- check out http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/ and Colin's books for more on these subjects!

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Jul 29, 2018

Natalie Carver of DC-based edible landscaping company, Love and Carrots, joins Hilary to share her experience with tomato hornworms. In this episode they discuss how to spot hornworms and their damage in the garden, and the best ways to manage them.

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: We're on a short break from show notes while navigating the first few weeks of parenthood- check out http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/ and Colin's books for more on these subjects!

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Jul 13, 2018

Hilary and Colin chat blueberry care, Brassica pests and the herb chervil in this Q+A episode. 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: We're on a short break from show notes while navigating the first few weeks of parenthood- check out http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/ and Colin's books for more on these subjects!

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Jul 1, 2018

This week on the podcast Hilary and Stephen Mirsky, of Seed Savers Exchange, discuss how to increase your winter squash yields through hand pollination.  

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Jun 15, 2018

Basil is one of those crops that almost everyone wants to grow. It's relatively versatile and it is one of the most productive crops per plant that you can grow in your garden. In this episode Hilary is joined by former Seattle Urban Farm Co. colleague and farmer, Skip Mackintosh to discuss their time-tested techniques for making the most of the space you've dedicated to basil.

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Jun 1, 2018

Shannon Douglas of Honest Magazine defines "cooking intuitively" is a style of cooking based on understanding the fundamentals of cooking and paying close attention to your ingredients. In this episode she joins Hilary to discuss some general garden-inspired cooking tips that you can apply to a variety of crops. They'll focus on 2 spring crops, peas and radishes, to help illustrate these points. As always, Hilary will sprinkle in her harvesting and gardening tips as they relate to cooking intuitively. 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

May 18, 2018

We're talking cauliflower! This crop is notoriously difficult to grow compared to other plants in the Brassica oleracea family. In this episode we discuss why and steps you can take to maximize your cauliflower growing success! 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

May 4, 2018

Backyard beekeeping of honeybees is a great way to increase the number of pollinators in your garden, learn about how pollination works and, of course, the hives provide you with your own source of local honey. One thing that is not commonly discussed is that honeybees are not native to North America. While honeybees are very beneficial, there are also many species of native bees that could use help too. Today we are going to talk a bit about native bees and why its important to create habitat for native pollinators, especially if you're a backyard honeybee keeper. 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

 

Apr 27, 2018

In this episode, Phoenix area based gardener, Angela Judd and Hilary discuss how to grow citrus.

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

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Apr 20, 2018

In this episode Mark Macdonald of West Coast Seeds joins Hilary to discuss growing the grain quinoa. While many grains are impractical to grow in a home garden or smaller farm, the dense seed heads on quinoa plants provide high yields in compact spaces and provide a great option to those who might be interested in growing grains at home. 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

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Apr 13, 2018

This Q+A Episode is all about seed starting! We answer questions about starting sweet potato slips, grow lights, and when to move your transplants outside. 

{We're busy lining up late-spring and early summer episodes of the #EBPodcast and we need your support!} Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

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Apr 6, 2018

In this episode Hilary and Michela Colley continue their conversation on Seed Saving for the Home Gardener. This week they'll talk more about the practice of seed saving and share tips on how to best to utilize your space, timing your crops for seed saving, and the types of plants you might want to start with.

{We're busy lining up late-spring and early summer episodes of the #EBPodcast and we need your support!} Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

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Mar 30, 2018

In this episode Hilary and guest expert Micaela Colley of the Organic Seed Alliance discuss terminology related to seed-saving, including: "open-pollinated", "heirloom" and "hybrid" seeds.

{We're busy lining up late-spring and early summer episodes of the #EBPodcast and we need your support!} Consider making a one-time contribution here or supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

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Mar 16, 2018

This week Hilary and guest expert Justin Wheeler of the Xerces Society will be talking about how to create an effective pollinator habitat in your garden by choosing cultivars that support beneficial insects.

We're trying to keep this podcast listener supported, so any contribution helps! Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

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Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

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Mar 9, 2018

This week Hilary is joined by Alley Swiss, the owner of Filaree Garlic Farm. Filaree Farm, which is know for their premium quality garlic seed, has been expanding their offerings to include several new seed products such as shallot sets, seed potatoes, sweet potato plants, and the newest addition, asparagus crowns. This episode is all about asparagus (well..maybe they discuss garlic a LITTLE), so tune in to learn about how to plant, grow and care for this low-maintenance perennial.

We're trying to keep this podcast listener supported, so any contribution helps! Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group. For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

Mar 2, 2018

This week we're bring back the Slack Q+A episodes! In this episode we'll address questions about crop planning, growing fruit trees in containers, dahlias and much more. The questions that make up the content for these episodes are pulled from our online Slack group, which is an online community where you can share questions and gardening tips with me and an awesome group of edible gardeners.

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

Feb 23, 2018

In this episode Hilary and special guest Simon Crawford of Owls Acre Seed share tips on growing gorgeous sweet peas! 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

Feb 16, 2018

In this episode Hilary and guest expert Niki Jabbour discuss some of the unusual vegetable crops featured in Niki's new book, Veggie Garden Remix! If you're looking to add some variety to your garden this year or you've found yourself frustrated with some of the more traditional vegetable crops, this episode is packed with inspiration. 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

Feb 9, 2018

If you're thinking about adding edible perennials to your garden, sourcing bare-root plants is not only an economical way to go, but it is also likely to provide you with the most options when it comes to choosing plant variety. Many plant nurseries will also ship bare root plants, making them a great way to go if you don't live nearby a nursery with an extensive selection.

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

Feb 2, 2018

This week on the podcast I'm joined by guest expert, Rod Lamborn. Rod is the son of the well known plant breeder, Dr. Calvin Lamborn, who's also known as the Father of the Sugar Snap Pea. I'm sorry to say that Calvin passed away in 2017, but it's an honor to have Rod here to share with us a little bit about his father's legacy and the future of the Sugar Snap Pea.

Check out the show notes for pea growing tips and Hilary's favorite varieties!

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

Jan 26, 2018

In this episode Nick Gitts, owner of Swan Island Dahilas, answers all of my burning dahlia care questions. Swan Island Dahlias is a 40 acre dahlia farm located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and they grow over 360 varieties of dahlias and Nick has been running the farm since 1975. 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group- maybe we'll even answer one of your questions in an episode! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

Jan 19, 2018

Starting your own onion transplants from seed is inexpensive and allows you the most control when it comes to picking varieties that are well suited for your garden and culinary needs. In this episode guest expert Colin McCrate and I discuss how and when to start your onions from seed, our favorite onion varieties, and factors to consider when planting your baby onions out in the garden. 

Your support is what keeps this podcast going! Any contribution helps. Consider supporting us at the $5/month level for access to our Slack group- maybe we'll even answer one of your questions in an episode! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/encyclopediabotanica

Show notes: http://www.seattleurbanfarmco.com/blog/

Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

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