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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!

Nov 3, 2017

Whether you garden as a hobby or as professional, chances are that you garden because you love it. We all want to be able to do the things we love for a long time, so it’s important to be conscientious about how we’re using our bodies in the garden. We also don’t want our gardening to get in the way of other activities we love such as running, skiing, or playing with our kids. On this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Lee and Dr. Jason of Seattle-based Elevate Chiropractic and Rehab to talk with us about smart garden body mechanics.  

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/

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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.

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

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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!

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

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Oct 13, 2017

The days are getting shorter and cooler, and that Fall crispness is definitely in the air. In this week’s episode, we answer questions that follow up on previous podcast episodes. Tune in for more information on harvesting sunflower seeds, planting garlic, using drip irrigation, and amending soil. Many thanks to our Club Encyclopedia Botanica podcast funders for asking such smart follow-up questions and helping us all get into more detail on these timely topics!

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!

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

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Oct 6, 2017

Last week we discussed the various benefits of drip irrigation, along with how to operate and maintain a system. Today we’re discussing the details and providing everything you need to know to install your own drip irrigation system.

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Sep 29, 2017

When it comes to watering your vegetable garden, we've found that a drip irrigation system with an automatic timer is the best way to achieve the consistent watering that crops require. Join us for a chat about how and why we use drip irrigation, and some tips on setting up a new system and winterizing your existing system.

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!

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

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Sep 26, 2017

Join Hilary and Kellie for a quick chat about what's happening in their gardens this week! 

Become an evergreen sponsor of the Encyclopedia Botanica podcast via Patreon and get access to our Slack group by signing up at $5/month level! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

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Sep 22, 2017

Happy Fall! We're taking a break this week because Hilary is under the weather but we'll be back to our regular scheduled programing next Friday with an episode on drip irrigation, so stay tuned! We also have some more bonus episodes in the works in which we we'll be chatting about our real-time fall garden care tips, so we still have lots more to share with you this season. Hilary was able to hop on for a quick update and for suggestions on archived episodes you might revisit during this week off, so tune in! 

Sep 15, 2017

Organic fertilizer is a key component of any vegetable garden, and today we are going to explore a specialized recipe for an organic fertilizer that is totally vegan.

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!

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

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Sep 8, 2017

The Fall season is almost upon us, and the discussion happening in our Slack group definitely reflects that. Summer crops are wrapping up, and our Fall gardens are full of short and half season plantings to round out the year. In addition to questions about powdery mildew and growing the best beets, we're also thinking ahead to fig tree pruning and soil amendments. 

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!

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

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Sep 1, 2017

Join us for a lively chat with special guest and expert vegetable gardener, Niki Jabbour, about simple ways to extend your harvest into the winter and early spring. 

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!

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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!

Aug 29, 2017

Join Hilary and Kellie for a quick chat about what's happening in their garden right now! This week they have Natalie Carver from DC-based urban farming biz, Love and Carrots, on the show to share a fun garden trivia fact with you all!

This is the last week of our Fall Fund Drive - consider making a contribution today! (You must click on "show full description" for live links!)

Or, you can always become an evergreen sponsor by supporting us via Patreon and get access to our Slack group by signing up at $5/month level! 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!

Aug 25, 2017

This episode includes a round-up of crops that mature in 40 days or less. We picked 40 days because there are very few crops that can mature in fewer than this many days, but it is still a short enough period (just over a month) that it is easy to plan for and execute even in the waning days of the summer. Consider this your last call for planting and get out there and sow some seeds!

Consider making a contribution during 2-week Fall Fund Drive - the drive runs August 18-31st! (You must click on "show full description" for live links!) 

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

Or, you can always become an evergreen sponsor by supporting us via Patreon and get access to our Slack group by signing up at $5/month level! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

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

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

Aug 22, 2017

Join Hilary and Kellie for a quick chat about what's happening in their garden right now! 

Consider making a contribution during 2-week Fall Fund Drive - the drive runs August 18-31st! (You must click on "show full description" for live links!) 

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

Or, you can always become an evergreen sponsor by supporting us via Patreon and get access to our Slack group by signing up at $5/month level! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

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

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

Aug 18, 2017

Spinach is an annual that grows to maturity in about 25-40 days. It is a hardy cool-season crop that does best at temperatures of 60 to 65ºF, but can withstand temperatures as low as 20ºF. Spinach is intolerant of temperatures above 77ºF, these warm temperatures combined with long days initiate the plants reproductive stage, causing it to bolt or flower prematurely. That means that spinach thrives when planted early in the spring for a late spring harvest, and late in the summer for a fall harvest.

Consider making a contribution during 2-week Fall Fund Drive - the drive runs August 18-31st! (You must click on "show full description" for live links!) 

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

Or, you can always become an evergreen sponsor by supporting us via Patreon and get access to our Slack group by signing up at $5/month level! For more info, check out our Patreon page!

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

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

Aug 11, 2017

It feels like summer has arrived pretty much everywhere in the US, and our Slack group questions definitely reflect that. Your gardens are probably full of summer crops, and hopefully you're also underway with planning and planting for Fall. Many of the topics we cover in this episode actually start to turn our attention toward Fall. This includes our own Fall garden line-ups, including our favorite carrots and kale, the best way to store seeds, a debate about self-seeding crops, and last, a tricky question about onions.

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!

Aug 4, 2017

Late Blight is a disease that primarily effects potatoes and tomatoes and is responsible for the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century. In this episode we discuss what causes late blight, how you might control it and what to do if you find yourself with late blight in your garden.  

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!

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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!

Jul 28, 2017

Garlic and onions are some of the most satisfying crops you can grow in your home garden. These crops are both ready to harvest at the onset of peak harvest season, a harbinger of the forthcoming abundance. Luckily the crops are happy to be stored away for us to enjoy during less bounteous times of year. In this episode, we’re sharing some tips that will help you know when your crops are ready to harvest and how to store them.

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!

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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!

Jul 21, 2017

The Brassica family includes crops like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and kohlrabi, among others. These crops are cold-hardy, which makes them ideal for Fall gardens and in many cases, overwintering. The term ‘Fall Brassicas’ refers to crops that are planted anywhere between mid/late summer and early fall and are then harvested throughout the Fall.

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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!

Jul 16, 2017

Salad greens generally prefer to grow in cooler weather conditions, thriving in temperatures around 60 degrees F. This makes them a great spring and early summer crop, but growing great greens can start to get tricky in the hottest months of the year and in areas that receive full, direct sun. This week we have Natalie Carver, from Love and Carrots, a DC-based edible landscaping company, to discuss warm weather salad greens with us.

Don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes for your chance to win 7 warm season salad greens packets from Seattle Seed Co! Just search for Encyclopedia Botanica in iTunes, click on our podcast icon and you can leave us a review right on your phone!

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!

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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!

Jul 7, 2017

This past month we rounded the corner into summer so many of the questions we've been getting in our Slack group the past few weeks have been about pest and disease issues, harvesting, and pruning. This week we're going to discuss a question about leaf miners, a cauliflower harvesting dilemma, stunted greens beans and irregular sugar snap peas.

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!

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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!

Jun 30, 2017

In this episode we discuss techniques that will help you grow bigger and better tasting Brussels sprouts.

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:

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