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Learn to care for plants successfully and cultivate more joy in your life with episodes of the Bloom and Grow Radio Podcast. Ever killed a houseplant before? Host Maria Failla can relate. That’s why she interviews planty experts to get answers to the plant care questions we all have, but might be nervous to ask: like what the heck IS bright indirect light? What is soil and potting mix made up of? Or What IS the best way to water my plants? Tune in to stop killing your plants, learn how to ge ...
 
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They’re the same thing...aren’t they? Lisa talks about when to repot, when to up-pot, and when to simply do nothing when evaluating your houseplant’s growth. Connect with Lisa Steinkopf: Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. S…
 
The best way to celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Week is...to make more! Lisa talks about some of her favorite methods, including a personal favorite of mine, air layering. Connect with Lisa Steinkopf: Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic …
 
It’s easy to think that all houseplants are unlikely to flower when indoors, but it’s far from the truth. There are a ton of incredible options that will flower, even with minimal light. Connect with Lisa Steinkopf: Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing T…
 
We call it potting soil, but there’s no true ‘soil’ in it at all! Today Lisa shares how she mixes her own soil, what she uses, and some other choice potting mix tips. Connect with Lisa Steinkopf: Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor …
 
There are a ton of different methods to watering and increasing humidity, and some work better than others. Lisa shares her tips as someone who owns over 300 houseplants. Connect with Lisa Steinkopf: Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Ind…
 
Picking houseplants is best done with consideration for their light requirements, not your own personal tastes (hard as it may be). Lisa and I offer some suggestions on the best plants to choose in each lighting condition. Connect with Lisa Steinkopf: Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Housep…
 
So we have said goodbye to 2020 and all of the insanity that came with it, but there is something we haven’t said goodbye to: working from home. Many companies have pledged to work from home well into 2021, leaving us sitting in our sweatpants, computer monitors and weird makeshift home offices with reluctant acceptance. People are spending more ti…
 
So we have said goodbye to 2020 and all of the insanity that came with it, but there is something we haven’t said goodbye to: working from home. Many companies have pledged to work from home well into 2021, leaving us sitting in our sweatpants, computer monitors and weird makeshift home offices with reluctant acceptance. People are spending more ti…
 
Lisa Steinkopf joins us again for a week of houseplant celebration, starting off with how to pick the perfect plant at the nursery. Connect with Lisa Steinkopf: Lisa Steinkopf is a blogger, freelance writer, and houseplant enthusiast, and the author of Houseplant Party: Fun projects & Growing Tips for Epic Indoor Plants. She loves taking care of he…
 
We know so little about soil. It's honestly incredibly exciting. Pete talks about the interconnected nature of the soil and how to nurture and foster the underground ecosystem. Connect with Pete Kanaris: Edible landscaper and permaculturist from Florida, who has come from a traditional landscaping business and turned a new leaf into edible landscap…
 
Mulch is mulch, right? Wrong. Pete Kanaris of Green Dreams shares his favorite types of mulch and how to use them. Connect with Pete Kanaris: Edible landscaper and permaculturist from Florida, who has come from a traditional landscaping business and turned a new leaf into edible landscaping, fruit trees, etc. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPO…
 
When we garden, we're building an ecosystem and encouraging a multitude of plant and animal species to congregate in our gardens - learn how to do so effectively. Connect with Pete Kanaris: Edible landscaper and permaculturist from Florida, who has come from a traditional landscaping business and turned a new leaf into edible landscaping, fruit tre…
 
Using weeds as an indication of your soil quality and growing conditions, Pete shows you how to troubleshoot and adjust your garden or landscape. Connect with Pete Kanaris: Edible landscaper and permaculturist from Florida, who has come from a traditional landscaping business and turned a new leaf into edible landscaping, fruit trees, etc. Buy Bird…
 
Weeds tell you what's going on with your soil, and you can even 'plant weeds' that will help you in your garden goals. Connect with Pete Kanaris: Edible landscaper and permaculturist from Florida, who has come from a traditional landscaping business and turned a new leaf into edible landscaping, fruit trees, etc. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EP…
 
What are some of Pete's favorite perennial crops to mix into the garden? Connect with Pete Kanaris: Edible landscaper and permaculturist from Florida, who has come from a traditional landscaping business and turned a new leaf into edible landscaping, fruit trees, etc. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your first order of Birdi…
 
One of the biggest questions I’ve gotten from our community is how to understand humidity and watering better. As we are in the depths of winter, humidity is a big topic and focus in our plant care routines, and you are going to hear a LOT about it today in a nerdy deep dive with two other plant podcasters, the daddies of the Plant Daddy Podcast St…
 
Learn to care for plants successfully and cultivate more joy in your life with episodes of the Bloom and Grow Radio Podcast. Ever killed a houseplant before? Host Maria Failla can relate. That’s why she interviews planty experts to get answers to the plant care questions we all have, but might be nervous to ask: like what the heck IS bright indirec…
 
This week we have Pete Kanaris on the podcast, talking about edible landscaping and more! Connect with Pete Kanaris: Edible landscaper and permaculturist from Florida, who has come from a traditional landscaping business and turned a new leaf into edible landscaping, fruit trees, etc. Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off your fir…
 
As we've learned from recent episodes, we've learned a ton about companion planting. Ian McKenna shares some of his favorite combinations in his donation gardens. Connect with Ian McKenna: Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for insecure children and families since the age of 8. Garden for Hunger Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EP…
 
Succession planting is always confusing, and it was for Ian McKenna when he first started growing. But now he succession sows all of the time so he can donate more food to families in need. Connect with Ian McKenna: Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8. • Instagram: Garden f…
 
Today we talk about some things you can do in your garden to squeeze out more harvests for yourself and those you wish to share your bounty with. Connect with Ian McKenna: Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8. Instagram: Garden for hunger Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPI…
 
You've grown a ton of food, but you don't have any way to donate it. Where to go? Ian McKenna shares his favorite locations Connect with Ian McKenna: Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8. Instagram: Garden for hunger Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code EPICPODCAST for 5% off yo…
 
If you're growing to donate, you want to focus on easy to grow, fast crops that you can donate on a continual basis. Here are Ian's favorite picks. Connect with Ian McKenna: Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8. Instagram: Garden for hunger Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use code E…
 
We think of producing food for OUR families, but what about others? Ian McKenna has some incredible tips on how to re-think the purpose of your garden Connect with Ian McKenna: Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8. Instagram: Garden for hunger Buy Birdies Garden Beds Use cod…
 
Ian McKenna is a 16 year old who has grown for over 8 years. He grows food and donates to food insecure families in the Austin, Texas area and has a ton to share with us this week. Connect with Ian McKenna: Ian McKenna is a youth hunger advocate, growing food for food insecure children and families since the age of 8. Instagram: Garden for hunger B…
 
What does LEED mean, and why is it important to have a company like Sierra Nevada leading the way with their LEED platinum brewery? Learn in today’s show with Mandi McKay, their Director of Sustainability. Connect with Mandi McKay Mandi McKay is the Director of Sustainability at Sierra Nevada, where she leads all sorts of amazing initiatives to red…
 
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