Granite State Gardening [podcast]

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.   

You can listen to episodes here on the UNH Extension website or find the show and subscribe to hear future episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Podcast Addict, Breaker, Player.FM, Sticher, Amazon Music or wherever you listen.

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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.

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Houseplants are as popular as ever right now, with many people...

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cherry tomatoes on a vine
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 organics, seed treatments, GMOs, disease resistance, container gardening, staking tomatoes, and growing Malabar spinach (Basella alba).

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Part 1 of this conversation, titled ...

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planting seeds
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 before buying fencing and why nasturtiums should be in your garden.

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SHOW NOTES

Winter is the ideal time to reflect on last year’s garden and plan for the year...

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Blue Passionflower
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.

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The idea of growing harvestable fruit inside your home is tantalizing, but is it realistic? In...

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Basil
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.

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Herbs are delicious and fragrant additions to a garden, whether a dedicated kitchen garden or as...

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turning compost
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.

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In the first and second World Wars, Americans were called to till, sow and start victory gardens...

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