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The Grow Guide is a weekly gardening podcast co-hosted by rookie grower, Maggie Wysocki, who asks all the questions you’re afraid to, and master grower, Dave Hanson, who answers them all with wisdom. Listen in as they chat openly about seasonal gardening topics, including the trials, tribulations and successes of growing in climates where it can feel...kind of impossible.
 
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As the heat and humidity start to make the prairies feel tropical Dave and Maggie revel in a tasty heirloom snap pea and inhale the sweet fragrance of an orange twist on the classic gardenia. A listener asks for help with a common problem, the Colorado potato beetle... and good news, there are some solutions! The big theme this week is housepla ...…
 
After a quick hiatus for Canada Day (happy belated, Canadians!), Maggie and Dave are back and chatting all about flowers and how to keep yours blooming all season long. Dave kicks this week off by sharing about his new favourite watering tool, The Growoya — a great option for gardeners facing drought-like weather this summer. Maggie gives a rec ...…
 
With Canada Day giving us all a little opportunity for R & R, Dave and Maggie are taking the week off from recording and will be back with a brand new episode next Tuesday. That said, we are excited to share one of our most popular episodes as a re-post: this is episode 26, Native Prairie Plants with Kelly Leask, manager of Prairie Originals Nu ...…
 
As we head into the summer months plants can start to show a little neediness, particularly fast growing veggies. Dave and Maggie devote this episode to ten easy tips to help rookie growers (and let's admit it... veteran growers too!) find success and satisfaction in the vegetable garden. But before getting to the tips Dave has a surprising bit ...…
 
With the summer solstice around the corner, Maggie and Dave start today's episode feeling nostalgic for last season as they reminisce on the podcast from one year ago. Tune into last year's summer solstice episode where The Grow Guide chats about square foot gardening! Dave then shares what he loves most about his garden at this time of year wh ...…
 
Every gardener has good days and bad, and Dave and Maggie chat about rolling with the busy season. Along the way they stumble upon a plant "of good cheer" and talk about a cucamelon relative that might just become a new fav. The big discussion today is all about sweet potatoes, with emphasis on how to grow an edible crop organically in northern ...…
 
It’s June and Maggie and Dave are officially in their garden playgrounds! The duo shares the plants they think are perfect for summer as their favourite things of the week, including a zinnia ideal for bouquets and a plant with unique edible berries. This week Stephanie Rose, from GardenTherapy.ca joins the podcast to share botanical infusions ...…
 
Unpredictable spring weather in Zone 3 has Maggie & Dave reminding listeners about the importance of protecting plants when temperatures drop over night. Be mindful, growers! Dave shares a variegated milkweed as his favourite plant of the week while Maggie shares an interesting concept to support local farmers in your community. A listener ques ...…
 
This week we have the pleasure of chatting with Emma Biggs, a 14 year old gardening guru who just published her first book with the famous Storey publishing company. Emma brings her kid's-eye-view to help kids and adults better understand each other when it comes to enjoying gardening, but absolutely inspires gardeners of all ages with her exte ...…
 
Maggie and Dave kick off today's episode by sharing a fun article (read it here!) that ran on the podcast over the weekend. Dave shares about his fav plant of the week, a gorgeous blue perennial flower, and Maggie talks about a tropical-looking variety of tomato for hers. A listeners' question on transplanting leggy kohlrabi brings up some grea ...…
 
As spring arrives slowly but surely, Dave and Maggie each have some plant experiments to share for their favourite gardening item of the week, and this sets the stage for a discussion focused on growing perennials in short season climates. Dave reveals some surprising fruit growing plans, while Maggie goes deeper with her passion for growing me ...…
 
Maggie & Dave reflect on Earth Day this week and the changes they've made/challenges they've come across as gardeners trying to live more sustainably. Dave's favourite thing this week is an interesting garden product made of recycled sheep wool, while Maggie shares about her recent purchase of a few hens and how they fit into her plant-based li ...…
 
Dave and Maggie weave through a variety of seasonal topics as they share their excitement for spring, while a listener question about grass seeding generates several helpful options. The focus of today's episode is on three ways to create unique garden spaces: go vertical, plant in straw bales and discover the advantages of a keyhole garden.…
 
We're all eager to get out in the garden and the theme of this week's episode may just be the tool you need to keep those seeds warm and protected in early Spring. Tara Nolan — co-creator of https://savvygardening.com/ and author of Raised Bed Revolution — joins Maggie and Dave to chat all about the topic of her book and this recent garden craz ...…
 
This week Maggie & Dave embrace what is finally starting to feel like Spring in the prairies and dig into the seed starting topic with the podcast's first ever international guest, Lucy Start — better known as @shegrowsveg on Instagram. All the way from the UK, Lucy brings her laid-back style as a gardener to the podcast, sharing her rookie and ...…
 
It's BACK! Season 2 is here with new episodes on organic gardening practices coming out every single Tuesday. Maggie & Dave kick-off the new season with a little catch-up on their gardens and surviving the brutal Canadian winter of 2019 (we made it, folks!). Then it's back to usual business with the Favourite Plant Segment where Maggie gives aw ...…
 
Happy Holidays! Maggie & Dave are back in studio for a bonus episode to kick off the New Year. The duo catch up on what's going on in their own gardening lives and Maggie shares some exciting news. Then it's all about answering some of your questions about growing Christmas trees, saving houseplants in the winter and the top gardening books to ...…
 
That's a wrap on Season 1 of The Grow Guide and what a wild ride it's been! For Episode 52, Maggie and Dave take a walk down memory lane. The duo recap their favourite moments of the season. From trendy houseplants to urban beekeeping, chatting native prairie plants and heirloom tomatoes — it's a diverse episode with a little bit of this and a ...…
 
With unexpected September snow falling across parts of western Canada it would be easy to say outdoor gardening season is a wrap… but then we would miss out on delicious garlic. The Grow Guide crew get giddy as the garlic chat revs up, but first Dave and Maggie share stories from recent weekend getaways (1:10) and announce details of this week’ ...…
 
Fall is in full swing and with only a few more farmer’s markets left, The Grow Guide heads to Winnipeg’s St.Norbert Farmers Market for this week’s “studio.” Maggie starts by sharing her harvest of the week — sungold cherry tomatoes — and Dave chats about the trendy, monstera plant. An interesting listener question about composting is timely for ...…
 
Episode 49: Moving plants indoors Maggie and Dave are back at Sage this week to find inspiration for houseplant season. But before they can dig into the topic, Maggie shares her appreciation for the fours seasons (1:49) while Dave wonders what it would be like to live in a “uni-season”. As the conversation turns decidedly to fall, several annou ...…
 
With the Harvest Moon right around the corner, Maggie and Dave focus this week’s episode on a GIVEAWAY to the annual Harvest Dinner hosted by the South Osborne Community Co-operative (listen all the way to the end of the episode for your chance to win!). But first, they chat about transitioning into fall and answer a listener’s question and whe ...…
 
Maggie and Dave continue their garden touring, and set up the podcast studio under a big shade tree in the beautiful English Garden at Assiniboine Park. Summer is starting to shift into fall and your hosts start this week’s episode noticing how much the mood has changed in the garden, even in the last week. This does not stop them from being ex ...…
 
Maggie and Dave use the South Osborne Community Gardens as this week’s studio space and are blown away by its beauty and sense of community. They start the episode with a few fun announcements coming up soon — a Garden Club Tour (check out sagegarden.ca for more info) and an end of season garden party (date TBD!). Then it’s all about their Favo ...…
 
Are your plants tired of the heat? Maggie and Dave’s certainly are and they’re dedicating this week’s episode to the 2018 Heat Wave! Before they jump into the good stuff, they announce the winner of the cucamelon giveaway and answer a listener’s question about planting crops at this time of year. Turns out, there’s tons of great options for you ...…
 
The Grow Guide is back this week with the second part of our cannabis series. Manitoban grower, Mike Mailman shares his wisdom with us again, but this time the conversation is geared toward growing. Mike discusses how he grows cannabis for his patients and the logistics that come with it. Then he gets into how YOU, home gardeners, can grow prod ...…
 
The end of July is bringing us to an awesome 2-parter episode geared toward cannabis — a plant of mystery! Maggie & Dave welcome on fellow Manitoban, Mike Mailman, who shares the successes and struggles that comes with growing marijuana in today’s changing climate. This epic conversation discusses everything from the politics of the plant to it ...…
 
For the first time ever, Maggie and Dave move their “studio” to a public orchard in the heart of Winnipeg at The Forks. Apple trees, raspberry bushes and hungry squirrels join the duo for this episode all about cucumbers. This week’s favourite varieties (3:10) are Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries and Aussie Sweetie Basil. And an awesome listener qu ...…
 
Dave and Maggie are back this week in their outdoor “studio space” at Sage Garden Greenhouses. The duo start off the episode with a big THANK-YOU to all you listeners from around the world (0:57). Then it’s into their Favourite Varieties of the Week (2:10). Dave chats about the vanilla bean plant (did you know it’s in the orchid family?!) and M ...…
 
For The Grow Guide’s 40th episode (how did that happen?!), Maggie and Dave decide to give back to all of YOU who’ve been with us since the beginning. They dedicate this episode to answering a great variety of listener questions. But before they get into all that, they share a bit about what’s going on outside of their gardening lives. Dave fill ...…
 
Happy Canada Day, Grow Guiders! Dave and Maggie spend this hot, long weekend jumping right into the new month and chatting about common problems that happen in the garden during July. They start today off by answering a listener’s question about chlorosis on her roses and how to manage it. From there, it’s all about common gardening problems, i ...…
 
Anyone else experiencing gardener burnout? It’s the time of year where we’ve gone go, go, go and finally are feeling the effects. Maggie and Dave start today off with sharing their feelings on the subject and encourage listeners to take on a challenge to break the burnout. The duo answer an awesome listener’s question about perennial flowers — ...…
 
Hey gardeners! We have another awesome episode of The Grow Guide today all about reconnecting to nature and embracing you hunter- gatherer roots. Maggie and Dave are joined by Manitoba’s local fungi expert, Tom Nagy. He gets DEEP and goes into why it’s important for humans to spend time each day in nature. He gets FUNNY and talks about the new ...…
 
Summer feels like it’s officially here and the background noises in today’s episode — birds, bees and frogs — really give off those warm, feel-good vibes. Maggie and Dave announce some exciting events at the start of today’s episode, including a dog-friendly evening at Sage Garden Greenhouses and FREE starter plants for community gardens, not-f ...…
 
It’s The Grow Guide’s first episode outdoors at Sage Garden Greenhouses and it feels GREAT to be chatting about gardening right in the garden. Maggie and Dave update everyone on their gardens/greenhouses and share a favourite houseplant and herb that surprisingly both grow well in northern conditions. Before jumping into this week’s topic, they ...…
 
Who permanently has dirt under their nails and seeds tucked into their back pocket? It’s the ultimate sign of summer and it certainly feels like it has arrived here in Manitoba. Today’s episode is about the other sign of summer that’s starting to buzz — BEES! The duo from Bee Project — partners, Chris and Lindsay — hang out with The Grow Guide ...…
 
It’s been a gorgeous Victoria Day long-weekend here in the prairies, and Maggie and Dave have gotten well underway in their gardens & greenhouses. The duo share what they’ve been up to in their own backyards and chat about their favourite plant varieties of the week — Maggie’s choice is great for hot and sunny gardens, and Dave’s is perfect for ...…
 
Hey Zone 3-ers! It’s finally starting to feel like Spring around here and we know you’ve probably all been out in the garden getting ready. But what exactly should you be doing at this time of year to ensure your plants have the best success? Well, that’s what we’re chatting about today! Maggie and Dave talk soil care, composting tips, hardenin ...…
 
It’s all about H20 today! Arguably the most important aspect to growing strong, healthy plants. And with the dry Spring most of us are having, it’s important to start watering ASAP! Maggie and Dave start off this week by sharing their top plant picks of the season and answering a listener question about soil nutrients. Then, they share their fa ...…
 
This episode is LIVE from last weekend’s Gardening Saturday event! It was a blast as Maggie and Dave took the stage to connect with listeners face-to-face and share some insights on growing edible plants in containers. Before the information started flowing, listeners got the chance to come up and ask their most-pressing gardening questions. Ev ...…
 
Hey, guess what? It’s just about time for The Grow Guide’s LIVE podcast recording at Gardening Saturday! Today Maggie and Dave reveal the topic, Growing Edibles in Containers, and a few more secrets about the long-awaited event. Will we see you there? Saturday April 28th at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. This week’s episode is a ...…
 
It’s finally feeling like Spring here in zone 3 and The Grow Guide is feeling the excitement of the new season. Maggie and Dave are chatting about a whole bunch of great topics today. The duo discuss everything from Gardening Saturday (where we hope to see you!) to vermiculture to their favourite iTunes reviews. Then, the wonderful Lynsey Sable ...…
 
It’s April and The Grow Guide is getting ready for their LIVE podcast recording at Gardens Manitoba’s Gardening Saturday on April 28th. Will we see you there? You’re invited and have the chance to win a FREE WORKSHOP PASS at the end of the episode! Today is all about saving you time (and sore knees) in the garden. It may sound like a wild dream ...…
 
Happy Easter! After a chilly long-weekend in Manitoba, The Grow Guide is here to bring you some warmth. Dave and Maggie have both started seeding and share what’s going on in their greenhouses right now. They answer a listener question on deterring deer from the garden and share some great DIY options for keeping your plants safe. Then the know ...…
 
The Grow Guide’s done it before and you LOVED it so we’re back today with our second Q&A episode. Maggie and Dave answer a whole bunch of questions listeners posted in the Facebook group. From caring for poinsettias over the winter to sorting your seeds to planting in raised beds — Dave has an answer for it all and Maggie has some rookie advice ...…
 
Happy Spring Equinox! It’s official time to start planning, seeding and seeing your 2018 garden come to life. Maggie & Dave share how their kicking-off Spring in two totally different ways and answer an awesome listener question about growing bok choy. It might just be the answer you need to start some early crops! Then the lovely, Joan Porteou ...…
 
The knowledgeable, inspirational and educational tomato man, Craig LeHoullier is back today! If you missed last week, head back to Episode 22 to listen to the first part of Maggie & Dave’s chat with him. Today they dig deeper into tomatoes by asking Craig some rapid fire questions on his best tips and tricks for productive tomato plants. They d ...…
 
Author, educator and all around tomato fanatic, Craig LeHoullier (a.k.a NC Tomatoman) joins Maggie and Dave in an epic interview all about heirlooms, hybrids and how to get the best yield from your tomato plants. Craig is the real deal and grows over 3,000 different tomato varieties. Yes, 3,000! In this first episode of two parts, Craig shares ...…
 
It’s all about making more with what ya got today on The Grow Guide! Propagation is the best way to double and triple the amount of plants you have in your home in an inexpensive and fun way. Dave goes over all the different methods, the tools you’ll need to be successful and some of his favorite plants to easily propagate. Maggie shares the su ...…
 
Today we’re STOKED to be chatting with the one and only, Niki Jabbour! She’s a Canadian gardening expert who you’ve probably turned to for advice at some point. Whether it’s her website, www.savvygardening.com or her books or both — she has all the answers for cold-climate, short-season growers. Seriously, Niki is an expert, and her newest book ...…
 
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