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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

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

Dec 15, 2017

Today we’re recapping our favorite crop varieties of 2017, along with our lessons learned and best garden tips. This is our last episode before we take a short winter break. During the break, we'll be working on getting our late-winter and early spring episodes lined up and ready for you, so don't worry, there will be lots of great content coming your way in the new year!

Huge thanks to Elevate Chiropractic and Rehab for sponsoring this episode. For more info and for your complimentary garden rehab PDF visit: www.elevatechiropracticrehab.com

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!

Dec 8, 2017

This week we continue our conversation about laying hens with guest Anne Briggs. We discuss introducing new hens into your flock, building a chicken coop, and chickens in the vegetable garden. 

Huge thanks to Elevate Chiropractic and Rehab for sponsoring this episode. For more info and for your complimentary garden rehab PDF visit: www.elevatechiropracticrehab.com

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!

Dec 1, 2017

This week on the podcast we have special guest Anne Briggs (a.k.a. Anne of All Trades) to talk with us about raising laying hens at home. We had so much to talk about on the subject that we ended up breaking this topic into two episodes. This week, in Part 1, we discuss Anne's favorite breeds of chickens, how to source your own laying hens, and the egg laying cycle. 

Huge thanks to Elevate Chiropractic and Rehab for sponsoring this episode. For more info and for your complimentary garden rehab PDF visit: www.elevatechiropracticrehab.com

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!

Nov 21, 2017

We're taking this week off to spend time with our family and friends, but we wanted to share a quick update with you on what's going on in our gardens, what we're cooking from our gardens this holiday season, and some of our favorite fall and winter archives that will help you plan for spring.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our listeners, and in particular our Patreon supporters who make this podcast run! THANK YOU! 

If you've considered supporting this podcast, now is a great time to contribute! Any contribution helps. 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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Don't forget to Tweet us @seattleurbnfarm using hashtag #EBpodcast with your garden questions!

Nov 17, 2017

Rhubarb is perennial garden crop and a low-maintenance gardener’s best friend. Once a rhubarb plant is established, it will require little or no care moving forward. However, additional care will improve your harvest, and on this episode, we’re sharing tips on managing your rhubarb, including dividing plants as they mature.

Huge thanks to Elevate Chiropractic and Rehab for sponsoring this episode. For more info and for your complimentary garden rehab PDF visit: www.elevatechiropracticrehab.com

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!

Nov 10, 2017

Fall is here, and the days are shorter and colder. Many of us are winding down in our gardens, but not in our garden questions! This episode has a veritable potpourri of topics, including garden pests, keeping pathways weed-free, how to dry cayenne peppers, drip irrigation, and planting garlic.

Huge thanks to Elevate Chiropractic and Rehab for sponsoring this episode. For more info and for your complimentary garden rehab PDF visit: www.elevatechiropracticrehab.com

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!

Oct 27, 2017

Whether you’re expanding your garden to accommodate more crops or starting from scratch and building a brand new garden, there a few key factors to keep in mind when choosing a site that will help you make the most of the space you dedicate to your garden.

We need your help to keep this podcast going! Any amount 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!

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

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

Oct 20, 2017

Raspberries are relatively easy to grow, and with the right care and maintenance, can be an extremely productive crop in your garden. Lisa Devetter, Assistant Professor of Berry Crops at Washington State University (WSU), joins us on today’s podcast to talk about raspberry growing considerations, including the differences between June-bearing and Everbearing varieties. 

We need your help to keep this podcast going! 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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