Granite State Gardening Podcast

  • Nate Bernitz and Emma Erler hosting Granite State Gardening Podcast

A Podcast That Will Grow On You


Granite State Gardening is a University of New Hampshire podcast for gardeners, landowners and homesteaders in New Hampshire and Northern New England. Hosts Emma Erler and Nate Bernitz share proven tips and solutions for your garden and landscape, giving inspiration and research-based knowhow to cultivate confidence and success wherever and whatever you’re growing. Biweekly episodes feature plant recommendations, pest control advice and answers to listener questions, which are encouraged at gsg.pod@unh.edu.   

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Forester Greg Jordan joins Emma and Nate to talk all things landscape trees in a two-part episode. Part 1 focuses on selection, planting, transplanting, transporting, and general care.
Forester Greg Jordan joins Emma and Nate to discuss landscape tree selection, planting, care, transplanting and transporting. Featured plant: tamarack... Learn More
Becky Sideman talks season extension and overwintering veggies, Emma Erler answers a question about winter sowing and frost seeding, and Nate Bernitz shares tips for putting the garden to bed.
Becky Sideman talks season extension and overwintering veggies, Emma Erler answers a question about winter sowing and frost seeding, and Nate Bernitz ... Learn More
Extension’s new Granite State Gardening podcast provides reliable, science-based information to gardeners and homesteaders
Learn more about Extensions newest podcast, Granite State Gardening. Hosted by Emma Erler and Nate Bernitz, the podcast dives into all of your importa... Learn More
Emma and Nate chat about fall planting and gardening, sharing proven tips and solutions for spring blooming bulbs, luscious lawns and bountiful garlic.
In this episode of Granite State Gardening, UNH Extension’s Emma Erler and Nate Bernitz share proven tips and solutions for fall yard & garden efforts... Learn More
Emma and Nate problem solve on gardening and landscaping in tough spots and situations, from dry shade to compacted slopes.

Emma and Nate problem solve on gardening and landscaping in tough spots and situations, from dry shade to compacted slopes. Learn More
Emma and Nate celebrate pollinator week by talking about protecting and supporting bees in yards and gardens.

Emma and Nate celebrate pollinator week by talking about protecting and supporting bees in yards and gardens. Learn More
Emma and Nate are joined by Anna Wallingford to talk about insect pests in the vegetable garden including Colorado potato beetle, cutworms, squash vine borer, tobacco hornworm, aphids and more.
Emma and Nate are joined by Anna Wallingford to talk about insect pests in the vegetable garden including Colorado potato beetle, cutworms, squash vin... Learn More
Emma, Nate and Rachel visit a local garden center and share their thoughts on shopping for plants and garden supplies just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Emma, Nate and Rachel visit a local garden center and share their thoughts on shopping for plants and garden supplies just in time for Memorial Day we... Learn More
Emma and Nate are joined by researcher Becky Sideman to talk fertilizers for the yard and garden, covering how to choose the appropriate fertilizer, and how and when to apply them. They also take on common misconceptions and give practical advice you can
Emma and Nate are joined by researcher Becky Sideman to talk fertilizers for the yard and garden, covering how to choose the appropriate fertilizer, a... Learn More
Emma and Nate are joined by researcher Becky Sideman to talk soil amendments, from building soil health and using compost and manure to trendy amendments like biochar and mycorrhizae.
Emma and Nate are joined by researcher Becky Sideman to talk soil amendments, from building soil health and using compost and manure to trendy amendme... Learn More
Emma and Nate talk flower gardening, from design to selection to care and maintenance, with proven tips and solutions for bringing your yard and gardens to life.
Emma and Nate talk flower gardening, from design to selection to care and maintenance, with proven tips and solutions for bringing your yard and garde... Learn More
Emma and Nate explore how to deal with animals that can damage yards and gardens with proven tips and solutions.
Emma and Nate explore how to deal with animals that can damage yards and gardens with proven tips and solutions. Learn More
Emma and Nate explore spring vegetable gardening so you can take full advantage of the cool months before last frost.
Emma and Nate explore spring vegetable gardening so you can take full advantage of the cool months before last frost. Learn More
Emma and Nate discuss the ins and outs of seed starting so you can open your gardening horizons to new crops, new varieties and earlier, better harvests.
Emma and Nate discuss the ins and outs of seed starting so you can open your gardening horizons to new crops, new varieties and earlier, better harves... Learn More
Emma and Nate discuss the often-counterintuitive science of pruning trees and shrubs, including benefits and techniques that will bring out the full potential of your landscape plantings.
Emma and Nate discuss the often-counterintuitive science of pruning trees and shrubs, including benefits and techniques that will bring out the full p... Learn More
Greenhouse Manager Nichole Keyes joins Emma and Nate for a conversation on choosing and caring for houseplants that will thrive in your home. They also share personal favorites, shopping tips and predictions for popular houseplants in 2021.
Greenhouse Manager Nichole Keyes joins Emma and Nate for a conversation on choosing and caring for houseplants that will thrive in your home. They als... Learn More
In this bonus episode, UNH Extension / NH Agricultural Experiment Station specialist, researcher & professor Becky Sideman, Emma and Nate continue to discuss seed catalogs and what information points to plants that’ll thrive in your garden. They cover org
In this bonus episode, UNH Extension / NH Agricultural Experiment Station specialist, researcher & professor Becky Sideman, Emma and Nate continue to ... Learn More
UNH Researcher and Extension State Specialist Becky Sidemen joins us to discuss proven tips and solutions for selecting the right seed varieties and developing your garden plan. We'll also explain how to get an accurate soil temperature, what to consider
UNH Researcher and Extension State Specialist Becky Sidemen joins us to discuss proven tips and solutions for selecting the right seed varieties and d... Learn More
Emma and Nate discuss ins and outs of growing fruits indoors — from the challenge of yielding fruit from plants indoors year-round to growing tropical fruits indoors and outdoors.
Emma and Nate discuss ins and outs of growing fruits indoors — from the challenge of yielding fruit from plants indoors year-round to growing tropical... Learn More
Emma and Nate share proven tips and solutions for all aspects of indoor herb gardening — from seed starting and care of newly purchased potted herbs to indoor/outdoor transitions and drying and cooking from your homegrown harvest.
Emma and Nate share proven tips and solutions for all aspects of indoor herb gardening — from seed starting and care of newly purchased potted herbs t... Learn More
Nate and Emma discuss winter composting, the virtues of paper bark maple (Acer griseum), how COVID-19 impacted gardening, holiday gift plant care after the holidays and the fascinating history of Victory Gardens.
Nate and Emma discuss winter composting, the virtues of paper bark maple (Acer griseum), how COVID-19 impacted gardening, holiday gift plant care afte... Learn More