Spoken Garden Podcast

Spoken Garden Podcast

Spoken Garden is a podcast and blog to help connect you with nature through smart, sustainable garden maintenance. Learn Earth-Friendly, Zero Waste Ideas + Time-Saving Landscape Tips. And have fun doing it!... Show More

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August 3, 2020 1 min

Today, I want to tell you what the letters N-P-K represent for fertilizer and why you should know.  

Your plants need different nutrients to stay healthy and grow to their full potential, and using fertilizers is one way we can provide those nutrients to them. Fertilizers have a three number ratio on their packaging representing N-P-K. 

Learn what these numbers mean on today's episode.

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Today, I want to tell you the difference between a plant cultivar and a plant variety. 

Knowing the difference can help when writing or talking about a specific plant to other gardeners. It also tells a behind the scenes story of that plants origin.

Listen to know the difference between a cultivar and variety.

 

Go to spokengarden.com/155 to learn more about the difference between plant cultivars and varieties, and make sure t...

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Today, I want to tell you what deep watering is and why it's important for you to know.

Listen to learn what deep watering is, and when and how to apply it in your garden. 

Go to spokengarden.com/154 for examples of deep watering schedules and see what watering tools we recommend you use to deep water your plants. 

Find more topics at spokengarden.com and click the Listen tab at the top of the page. 

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Today, I want to tell you how to create a happy flower container that will last all summer. 

Containers full of flowering plants can liven up your garden and outdoor spaces, but how do you keep them healthy and happy during the summer months? It all starts with planning.

Listen to learn more to keep your container plants happy.

 

Go to spokengarden.com/153 for more and learn which plants pair well with each other in containers...

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Today, I want to tell you our 5 great reasons why you should stake your flower and plants. 

It's that time of year where our plants are growing up and those flower stems are getting really top-heavy with bright and large flowers. But those flowers can start to droop or even fall completely over. 

Listen to hear our 5 great reasons to stake your plants.

Also, go to spokengarden.com/152 to find out more and for a list of pla...

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Today, I want to tell you our 3 great reasons why you need to deadhead your perennials this summer. 

We enjoy flowers and their color sooo much, but you might ask yourself this summer, "should I clean the dead flowers off my plants and from the ground, OR should  I just leave them, like when these plants are in their natural setting, in nature? Here are our 3 great reasons why you should deadhead your perennial plants this s...

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Today, I want to tell you what 5 common flower pests to watch for this summer. 

You have planted your flowers this spring and for the coming summer months to enjoy, but now their leaves, stems, and even flowers are being eaten and you don't know what has caused this damage. Here are 5 common plant and flower pests to watch for this summer and the damage they can cause.

We use a product called Sluggo that controlls these pes...

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On today's episode we tell you about where we have been and what we have been up to. You'll hear about our YouTube channel, our new start page, a brand new product we are working on bringing to market, and more.

Go to spokengarden.com/55 to find our more and find links to everything we talked about.

Connect with us on Instagram or Pinterest

See ya in the Garden!

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Today, I want to tell you what the difference is between using soil amendments and fertilizers in your garden. 

We all want to improve our plants health by using soil amendments and fertilizers, but sometimes it can be confusing to know the difference is between the two because they are two different things. Listen to this episode the hear the difference and know how to use each. 

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Today, I want to tell you about local quick and easy free mulch sources you can use. 

Mulch does so much for our gardens and plants. It retains moisture for plants to take up. It insulates plant roots, decreases erosion and soil compaction, suppresses weeds, and sooo much more.

Listen to today episode to hear three free local sources to get mulch.

Go to spokengarden.com/148 to find out more about each free local mulch option a...

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Today, I want to give you 5 easy ways to edge around your garden.

Edging around your garden keeps your mulch in place, shows clear lines between garden beds, walkways, and grass areas, and can ease your gardens care. 

Listen to hear our 5 easy ideas to edge around your garden.

Go to this episodes webpage at spokengarden.com/147 to find out more about each one of these edging ideas and for links to examples. 

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Today we are talking about common watering mistakes gardeners make when they're establishing new plants. Both Allison and I have made some of these over the years. Whether you are a beginning gardener or if you have been gardening for a couple of years you have probably made one of these mistakes, too.

Go to spokengarden.com/54 to download Dramm Corporations' Watering Tips freebie and to see examples of what to look for eac...

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Today, I want to tell you what a watering wand or rain wand is and how it can deliver water to plants in a gentle pattern to those hard to reach plants and more.

Go to spokengarden.com/146 to find out more AND to download Dramms' Rain-Wand watering tips sheet. 

Find other quick-tip garden topics at spokengarden.com and click the Listen Tab. 

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Today, I want to tell you how to know the difference between a weed or a plant. It's a really common question we get; "Is this plant a weed that's in my garden?" First we should say what a weed is. Then ask yourself these three questions. Listen to this episode to find our more.

Go to spokengarden.com/145 to learn more about weeds, find resources you can use right now, and contact your local or federal noxious we...

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We talk to Janice Cox. She is a writer, author, and home-beauty-expert. Janice sat down with us this past February before the pandemic really hit to tell us all about "At Home Beauty" with plants and regular household supplies/food, how she became a natural beauty expert, and her new "Beautiful Luffa" book that was released this past April.

Listen to this episode to learn about how you can start thinking of making y...

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Summer flowering bulbs need to be planted now in the ground or in containers now. Hear how to prep and then plant your bulbs on this episode.

Go to this episodes webpage at spokengarden.com/144 to learn more and get specific popular bulb planting info examples you could use right now. 

 

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Lower your stress levels about whether you planted your seeds, seedlings, bulbs, and plants by listening to this episode to hear about how we successfully do our spring plantings and how you can, too.

Go to spokengarden.com/52 to download the Spring Planting freebie sheet with our hacks on how to make planting this spring sooo much easier for you. Also, to check out the soil and hand trowel that we mention in this episode.

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A question we see from new gardeners a lot is what is the difference between annual plants and perennial plants? It can be confusing if you don't know, so listen to find out.

Go to spokengarden.com/143 for more info and to find examples of annuals and perennials for your garden. 

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Today I want to tell you how to get your garden beds ready for planting this spring.   

 

Go to this episodes webpage at spokengarden.com/142 to get more info on tools to use, what to add to your soil to help it drain better, hold more nutrients and water, and more.

Also, go to spokengarden.com/141 to learn more on how to make garden containers out of household items while under quarantine.

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Today we will be going over how to create new plants from the ones you already have in your garden. Super Fun! Yay! Since we are supposed to be self-quarantining and social distancing, what better way to stay healthy AND get new plants for your garden this spring than to create them yourself from your own plants. You'll hear 5 different regularly recognized ways to make new plants you can propagate yourself from your own yard.

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