The All Things Plants Podcast

By Dave Whitinger

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Dave and Trish talk about gardening and all things plants. Produced by the National Gardening Association.

Episode Date
ATP Podcast #109: Working Your Land
This episode is a little different from our usual gardening topics. Today we discuss some of our thoughts and ideas of living a semi self-sufficient lifestyle, and we talk about growing animals for food.
May 24, 2017
ATP Podcast #108: Plants of the Smoky Mountains
We recently took a trip to East Tennessee to visit the Smoky Mountains National Park, and in this podcast we will discuss our thoughts about the plants that grow in the Appalachian Mountains.
May 04, 2017
ATP Podcast #106: Pruning Clematis, Some Thoughts on Herbicides, and Other Stuff
Trish shares her tips on pruning clematis, Dave shares some thoughts on untraditional non-organic herbicides, and of course we share plenty of regular folksy gardening banter! :)
Feb 24, 2017
ATP Podcast #105: All About Onions
How do you grow onions? What varieties should you grow? How do you care for them, harvest them, cure them, etc? In today's episode we cover all things onions.
Feb 14, 2017
ATP Podcast #104: The Joy of Winter Sowing
We're covered up with seeds from the recent group seed swap, and it's time to go crazy with winter sowing! Come join in our excitement as we talk about this exciting and easy seed starting technique.
Jan 27, 2017
ATP Podcast #103: The Return of the Podcast
It's been a long year full of activity, especially centered around getting the National Gardening Association back on its feet. We're excited for what the new year will begin, and to get the podcast back! Enjoy the first of what will be many podcast episodes this year.
Jan 19, 2017
ATP Podcast #102: Talking Tomatoes, Part 2
Last episode we talked about selecting varieties, prepping the site, fertilizing, transplanting, supporting the plants and all that. In this episode we finish talking about tomatoes, covering the various problems, pests, and diseases. Trish also shares her amazing tips on preserving the tomatoes. Don't miss this podcast!
Apr 07, 2016
ATP Podcast #101: Talking Tomatoes, Part 1
It's that time of year again when our thoughts turn to vegetables gardening, and the first thing we think about in that category of gardening is tomatoes. In this episode, we discuss selecting tomato varieties, site prep, hardening off transplants, and much more.
Mar 23, 2016
ATP Podcast #100: Welcome to The National Gardening Association
After a 4 month break, the ATP podcast is back and we're sharing news about our taking over the National Gardening Association. In this episode, we tell the story of how we came to acquire the NGA, what our hopes and dreams are, and what we're planning to do with it in the short and long term.
Mar 15, 2016
ATP Podcast #99: Getting Gardening Done with Little Children
We are frequently asked, "How do we get it all done and have so many little children to care for?" In today's podcast, Trish and Dave share their thoughts on how to find time to garden when you have the constant time demands that babies or toddlers bring.
Oct 30, 2015
ATP Podcast #98: Pumpkins and Winter Squash
This week we're celebrating fall harvested vegetables, and in today's episode we talk all about winter squash! Butternuts, acorns, jarrahdales, pumpkins, the list goes on and on.
Oct 15, 2015
ATP Podcast #97: Desert Plants of Utah
We just got back from a three week trip to see eight different national parks, mostly in Utah. In today's podcast, we discuss our impression of the deserts we saw, and the plants that live there.
Oct 08, 2015
ATP Podcast #96: Storing Seeds
In this episode Trish shares her best tips on how to properly store and organize your seeds.
Sep 16, 2015
ATP Podcast #95: Save the Monarchs: Grow Milkweed!
In this episode Dave and Trish discuss the plight that the monarch butterflies are facing, and talk about some of our favorite milkweed species that we recommend people grow.
Sep 11, 2015
ATP Podcast #94: Summer Veggies
We're back with another episode of the All Things Plants podcast! In today's episode we chat about our favorite summer vegetables, tomatoes, peppers, winter squash, etc. We also discuss the ATP site and our social media outreach efforts.
Aug 13, 2015
ATP Podcast #93: Celebrating Daylilies
Trish is sitting aside for this episode, and joining me in the studio to talk daylilies is Jon Whitinger, gardener, software programmer, hybridizer and 14 year old all around nice guy.
Jul 22, 2015
ATP Podcast #92: Celebrating Lilies, and Surviving the Summer Heat
In today's episode Trish talks about her favorite lily types and cultivars, and Dave shares his best tips on how to make summertime gardening fun, enjoyable and successful.
Jul 09, 2015
ATP Podcast #91: Crepe Myrtles
There is no flowering shrub in the south that is more ubiquitous and more loved than the mighty crepe myrtle, and that's what we're going to talk about on this episode. Dave will share the history, talk about the new exciting cultivars, and share tips on how to grow it.
Jul 02, 2015
ATP Podcast #90: Heading into Summer
We're finally back with episode 90 and we pack a lot into this one! We talk about the fun gardening chores that occur as you head into summer. Trish shares fascinating information about hydrangea bloom colors and Dave boasts about ATP versus the rest of the gardening online websites.
Jun 04, 2015
ATP Podcast #89: Celebrating Irises
In this week's podcast we talk all about irises, sharing our favorite tips on how to grow them, and talking about the articles posted this week. Dave rants about using rusty reinforcement wire for tomato cages and Trish shares her concerns about honesty from vendors at your local farmers market.
May 14, 2015
ATP Podcast #88: Celebrating Roses
Hybrid Teas, Floribundas, Albas, Grandifloras, etc etc etc. What do they all mean? In today's episode, Trish shares from her depths of knowledge about the various kinds of roses, and you're sure to be inspired. After that we have an interesting discussion about this new fad where companies unnecessarily label their plants as "non-GMO."
Apr 30, 2015
ATP Podcast #87: Dealing with Frost, and Hanging Baskets Inspirations
It's a double feature podcast. First Dave shares his tips on dealing with frost, followed by Trish giving her presentation on hanging baskets. If you're not dealing with frost, just skip about 25 minutes in to Trish's great talk about hanging baskets. You'll be inspired!
Apr 24, 2015
ATP Podcast #86: Azaleas and Rhododendrons and So Much More
We packed a lot into this episode. The first half is about rhododendrons and the second half is about a whole mix of different topics, especially about the plants database at ATP and our various plants we grow here, and much more.
Apr 16, 2015
ATP Podcast #85: Bulbs to Plant in the Spring
There's a vast selection of bulbs that are meant to be planted in the spring and that's what we're talking about in this week's podcast. Join us and be inspired as we share our favorite spring-planted, summer blooming bulbs.
Apr 08, 2015
ATP Podcast #84: Talking Plant Sales and Daylilies with Jon Whitinger
Jon joins us in a special episode of the podcast! In today's episode, Jon and Dave talk about our upcoming plant sale, growing plants, vegetables, propagating, fertilizing, and, of course, daylilies.
Apr 02, 2015
ATP Podcast #83: Our Herb Spiral
In this week's episode, we're going to talk about our wonderful herb spiral that we love and think that everyone should copy for their own gardens. Learn about how we made it, how we use it, what we grow on it, and why it's the best herb growing structure in the world.
Mar 26, 2015
ATP Podcast #82: Growing Vegetables in Containers
In today's podcast we'll give some tips on gardening in containers, with the focus on vegetables. What can you grow, how do you get started, and what pitfalls should you avoid? All that, and much more, on today's podcast!
Mar 12, 2015
ATP Podcast #81: The Veggies and Herbs You Should Grow
Grow your own food to get the most bang for your buck!! Not just saving money but time and energy. We're going to talk about the easiest and most important edibles that you should consider growing this year.
Mar 06, 2015
ATP Podcast #80: Seed Starting and Much More
In this week's episode we talk all about our favorite techniques of seed starting, including the paper towel method. We also discuss important information: preventing damping off, soil selection, etc. Trish shares from her pinboard of bad ideas, and gives us an inspiring look at garden poppies.
Feb 27, 2015
ATP Podcast #79: Winter Interest
It's cold and everyone is posting photos of their winter interest plants. In today's episode we'll talk about our own favorite winter interest items: both plants and other gardening elements. Enjoy the show!
Feb 19, 2015
ATP Podcast #78: Late Winter Gardening
We're half way through February and that means that we're approaching the finishing line in our race to get through winter, so in this episode we're going to talk about those mid to late winter chores you might want to get to. We'll also feature a fun new segment of the podcast, "plant this," where Dave and Trish will each share their thoughts on a specific plant.
Feb 13, 2015
ATP Podcast #77: Chatting about our Plant Database
Is it possible to spend over 30 minutes talking about the All Things Plants Database? Yes! There's so much to talk about, from the custom databases, parentage of cultivars, multi-plant images, comments, moderators, green pages, planting calendars, growers reports, and so much more!
Feb 05, 2015
ATP Podcast #76: Composting in the Winter
In today's podcast, Trish and Dave share their thoughts on composting in winter. What to do to keep it alive, when there are no grass clippings or weeds? We also talk about the Green Pages feature at All Things Plants, and give miscellaneous thoughts on the goings-on around our farm.
Jan 29, 2015
ATP Podcast #75: All About Amaryllises
We've been celebrating Amaryllises this week at All Things and in today's episode we'll discuss these cheerful winter blooming bulbs. After that, we'll talk about timely gardening information, including how to grow late winter crops like onions and potatoes.
Jan 23, 2015
ATP Podcast #74: Wintertime is for Seed Shopping
In this week's podcast we discuss the wonderful joys of seed shopping via mail order catalogs, and we also hold an impromptu discussion about the joys of chickweed.
Jan 16, 2015
ATP Podcast #73: Starting 2015 by Celebrating All Things Plants
The podcast is back for another year, and in today's episode we talk about our plans for the site this year. We discuss the planned celebration weeks, talk about Dave's upcoming speaking schedule, and share the little that is going on in our gardens right now.
Jan 09, 2015
ATP Podcast #72: Heading into Fall
This is it! We made it! It's fall and that means a whole world of activities around the garden. Today we'll talk about our favorite parts of fall and what kinds of things you might want to do in your garden during this early fall season.
Oct 01, 2014
ATP Podcast #71: Let's Talk about Salvias and Agastaches
With the long, hot and dry summer behind us, we're ready to get back into the podcasting saddle, and this week is salvias and agastaches week, so that's what we'll talk about. We'll share interesting facts and useful growing tips on these easy and hardy perennials, and we'll chat about our favorite cultivars.
Sep 24, 2014
ATP Podcast #70: Short on Time Gardening
We're heading fast into fall, which is the best time to plant perennials, so today we'll talk about some timely tips on easy landscaping ideas for the fall, including adding perennials to your garden. Also, Trish will share some of her ideas on squeezing gardening into a busy lifestyle.
Aug 27, 2014
ATP Podcast #69: Overwintering Tropical Shrubs
In this week's episode we will talk about our favorite non-hardy tropical shrubs, along with why we like them and why we think they are worth the trouble to over-winter. We'll then discuss the strategies we employ to keep these worthy plants alive during the winter!
Aug 21, 2014
ATP Podcast #68: Why Don't We Do What We Don't Do?
Here's a fun topic. We often talk about what we do in the garden and why we do it, but today we're going to turn that around and look at a few common gardening things that a lot of people do, but that we don't do, and we'll talk about why we don't do them.
Aug 14, 2014
ATP Podcast #67: In Praise of the Mighty Coneflower
It's Daisies and Coneflowers week at All Things Plants so today we're going to talk about the noble Purple Coneflower, covering its history, its uses, how to grow it and a little bit about how it is used.
Aug 07, 2014
ATP Podcast #66: Summer Chores and Preparing for Fall Gardening
TODO items for late summer, presented by Trish, and preparing for the fall garden, presented by Dave! The month of July is coming to a close and that means it's time to start thinking about the fall gardening season. But wait, you might say, we're in the dog days of summer, and you're already talking about fall gardening? Yes indeed, now is the time to get your fall gardening plans in order.
Jul 30, 2014
ATP Podcast #65: Xeriscaping in the Garden
We took last week off but we're back and ready to talk about gardening. It's Xeriscaping Week at ATP and today we're going to dive down deep into the topic of xeriscaping. What is xeriscaping? Is it only for desert regions? Is it something that you can put into practice in your own garden? Find out in today's episode of the ATP podcast!
Jul 23, 2014
ATP Podcast #64: Fruit Tree Guilds
In this week's podcast, we will talk about planning orchards as complete gardens, rather than as single trees surrounded by grass. What are the various need that fruit trees have, and are there plants that can actually fulfill those needs? Can an orchard be beautiful, and provide year-round benefits? You'll find out by listening to today's episode.
Jul 09, 2014
ATP Podcast #63: 3 Years of ATP, Misting Systems, and Tomato Buying Tips
This week we're celebrating three years of All Things Plants! Yes, it was July of 2011 that we started this site. We'll reflect a bit on the past 3 years of running the site. Additionally, I'll talk about my new automated misting irrigation system in my greenhouse, along with my other plans to improve my propagation techniques. Trish will talk about how to select and buy tomatoes: shapes, sizes, uses and types.
Jul 02, 2014
ATP Podcast #62: Vines and Climbers
It is Vines and Climbers week at All Things Plants, so today we're going to talk about these climbing friends of the garden. What kinds of support structures do we like? And what are our favorite vines that we recommend to other gardeners? Are there vines that should be avoided? We'll talk about all that and more!
Jun 25, 2014
ATP Podcast #61: Edging Options to Border Your Garden
Today we're going to talk about bordering your garden. What kinds of edges should you use? Or should you even use borders? If you do, what kinds of borders are out there? Trish has a lot of ideas on the subject and she'll share them with us today on this, our 61st episode of the All Things Plants podcast.
Jun 18, 2014
ATP Podcast #60: Growing Blackberries and Strawberries
In this week's podcast, we'll discuss everything you need to know to grow blackberries, and Trish will share her tips on success with strawberries.
Jun 11, 2014
ATP Podcast #59: Aquaponics, and Growing Outdoor Plants Indoors
Aquaponics is an exciting innovation that blends vegetable gardening with fish farming. In today's podcast we'll discuss our aquaponics system, how it works, why it works, and why we're excited about it. We'll also talk about growing outdoor plants indoors.
Jun 04, 2014
ATP Podcast #58: Preparing for Summer, and Garden Design
With Memorial Day behind us, summer is sort of, kind of, well, is it officially here? Let's say yes. So with summer upon us, it's time to summerize our gardens! We'll talk about our best tips on getting your garden in tip top shape for the coming hot and dry months of summer. Also, Trish will share some great tips on planning a garden design. There is a bonus video attached to the show notes, showing our tomatoes.
May 29, 2014
ATP Podcast #57: Summer Bulbs Week
This week is Summer and Tropical Bulbs Week at All Things Plants, so today we're going to talk about our own personal favorite summer bulbs. Trish will tell us how to know the difference between the different genera of elephant ears. After that, we'll talk about our usual farming adventures in East Texas and finally we'll talk about our exciting new feature on the site: The Green Pages.
May 21, 2014
ATP Podcast #56: Saving Money by Growing Your Own Food
In today's podcast, we discuss the ways you can dramatically help your grocery budget by growing vegetables! We focus on the easiest to grow plants that will also give you the most "bang for your buck." We also have our usual other segments, plus a bonus pinboard of bad ideas!
May 14, 2014
ATP Podcast #55: Shade Gardens and Watering Tips
In today's episode we talk about some of our favorite shade plants. Trish shares some of her observations about irrigation, and we have another pinboard of bad ideas segment.
May 07, 2014
ATP Podcast #54: Weeds? Weeds!
In today's podcast we talk about weeds. What to do about weeds? Is there such a thing as a good weed? What weeds can be tolerated, and even used to your benefit? And for the rest, how do you get rid of them? We cover all that, plus the usual segments, along with a bonus pinboard of bad ideas, in today's episode!
Apr 29, 2014
ATP Podcast #53: No-Till Gardening
In today's episode we have a long conversation about no-till. What are the benefits of tilling your garden, and what are the downsides? How can you garden without ever tilling, and why should you consider that? Listen to find out!
Apr 18, 2014
ATP Podcast #52: Talking Daylilies with Curt Hanson
We are joined today by the prodigiously award-winning daylily hybridizer Curt Hanson, and will discuss everything hybridizing.
Apr 11, 2014
ATP Podcast #51: Easy Annuals to Fill Those Empty Areas
What to do with those empty spots in your garden? Annuals, of course! But which ones? In this episode we'll discuss our favorite annuals that grow fast, get big and are easy to grow.
Apr 04, 2014
ATP Podcast #50: Common Gardening Mistakes
With a brand new baby in the house we had to skip last week's podcast, but we're back now! In today's episode we get caught up on the usual goings on, and we discuss a few common gardening mistakes (and how to avoid them!) We also have a bonus segment today on our Pinboard of Bad Ideas!
Mar 28, 2014
ATP Podcast #49: Let's Talk Tomatoes
Last week was Tomatoes (and Peppers) Week at ATP so we're talking about our favorite vegetable. How do you choose from the huge variety of tomatoes? What's a determinate? What's an heirloom? What do I do about cracking, or viruses? Listen to find out!
Mar 14, 2014
ATP Podcast #48: Questions, Questions, Questions and Answers!
Today's show will be a non-themed show where we'll just talk about a variety of gardening topics we've wanted to cover. We'll answer a few questions we've received from the listeners, along with some timely tips on early spring gardening. Is pressure treated lumber safe for raised bed gardening? What about compost made from biosolids? Listen to find out!
Feb 28, 2014
ATP Podcast #47: Our Top Culinary and Medicinal Herbs
In today's podcast we finish off herbs week by talking about our own favorite herbs, how we grow them, how we cook with them, and how we use them for medicinal purposes.
Feb 21, 2014
ATP Podcast #46: The Whitinger Seed Company
In this special episode, we are joined by our three oldest children. They'll discuss gardening from children's perspective, along with some funny farm life anecdotes, share some photography tips, and they promote their new seed business.
Feb 14, 2014
ATP Podcast #45: Talking Roses with Calif_Sue and Zuzu
An unbelievable opportunity! Today we are joined by ATP Plant Admins Calif_Sue and Zuzu, who will talk about roses.
Feb 07, 2014
ATP Podcast #44: Diego Footer, Founder of the Permaculture Voices Conference
More permaculture! Diego Footer joins us today and talks about permaculture, soil building, fruit tree growing, composting, his upcoming permaculture conference and much, much more.
Jan 31, 2014
ATP Podcast #43: The Annuals Week Postlude
We wrap up annuals week with a discussion of the interesting articles posted to this site this week. We also talk about the usual things happening around the farm, Dave introduces us to his aquaponics efforts, and we have an impromptu discussion about some interesting crepe myrtle cultivars and species.
Jan 24, 2014
ATP Podcast #42: Seed Starting of Tomatoes and Peppers
For today's episode, in addition to our usual segments, Dave and Trish will share all their favorite tips and tricks for starting tomatoes and peppers from seed.
Jan 17, 2014
ATP Podcast #41: The Podcast is Back!
Today our podcast breaks dormancy as we begin a new year full of new podcasts. Come on in, listen and get caught up with what's been going on around our farm, and see ATP's top 5 most successful ideas from the past 2 months.
Jan 08, 2014
ATP Podcast #40: The Podcast Goes Dormant
We're going to stop making podcasts for the rest of the year, so we wrap up 2013 with a discussion about the previous episodes we've created, and Dave shares his report of how many listeners we have, and which past episodes were the most popular.
Oct 24, 2013
ATP Podcast #39: Daylilies Week with Melanie Mason
We continue to celebrate Daylilies Week with an interview with daylily hybridizer Melanie Mason.
Oct 17, 2013
ATP Podcast #38: October Gardening
In this week's podcast Trish and Dave talk about some interesting plants they recently obtained, discuss unusual fruit tree planting ideas, and go through some various gardening chores appropriate for this time of year.
Oct 10, 2013
ATP Podcast #37: The All Things Plants Database
Let's talk a bit about the best database of plants in the world, ever.
Oct 03, 2013
ATP Podcast #36: Heading Into Fall
In this week's episode we cover the gamut of topics relevant to the transition from summer to fall, and we scratch the surface on the subject of seed saving and storing.
Sep 26, 2013
ATP Podcast #35: Bulbs Week with Brent and Becky's
In a special edition of the ATP podcast, we are joined by Jay Hutchins of Brent and Becky's Bulbs.
Sep 19, 2013
ATP Podcast #34: Flowers for the Fall, and Our Favorite Gardening Ideas
In this week's episode Trish shares her favorite blooming plants for the fall, and Dave goes through his list of most interesting and innovative gardening ideas posted to ATP. We also introduce a new feature: "The Pinboard of Bad Ideas."
Sep 12, 2013
ATP Podcast #33: Using Chickens to Improve Your Gardens
In today's episode we talk all about chickens, especially how they can be used to prepare a vegetable garden plot.
Sep 05, 2013
ATP Podcast #32: Apples for the South, Rose Hips, Fall Chores and More
In today's episode it's a blitz of various gardening thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Dave discusses apple varieties for Texas and Trish shares all her recent herb and rose drying projects. We also wrap up wildflowers week by talking about our favorite articles from last week.
Aug 29, 2013
ATP Podcast #31: All Things Trees
In this week's episode, we dive straight into talking all about trees, how to buy them, plant them, care for them, and yes, how to kill them! We don't want you to kill your trees, though, so learn from our lessons and keep your trees happy and healthy with our time honored tips and ideas.
Aug 15, 2013
ATP Podcast #30: Putting Up Tomatoes and Elderberries
In this week's episode, Trish shares all her best tips about processing tomatoes, especially how to can them for later eating! We also discuss elderberries: their health benefits, how to harvest and clean them, and what to do with these wonderful wild fruits.
Aug 08, 2013
ATP Podcast #29: Growing Sweet Potatoes
In today's episode, Dave and Trish talk all about sweet potatoes. How to plant them, how to grow them, when to harvest, how to cure, and some ideas of how to eat them!
Aug 01, 2013
ATP Podcast #28: Harvesting Honey, Planting Fall Veggies, Drying Flowers and a Contest!
We cover a lot of ground in today's podcast where we discuss our recent beehive adventure, discuss the challenges of fall gardening, and Trish shares her secrets about drying flowers. We are also having a contest in this week's podcast!
Jul 25, 2013
ATP Podcast #27: A Double Header - Squash and Vermicomposting
In today's episode of the ATP podcast, Dave and Trish discuss at length the wonderful world of growing winter squash. We'll discuss our favorite varieties, how to store them, and how to eat them. We also talk all about composting with worms.
Jul 18, 2013
ATP Podcast #26: The most heat tolerant plants
In this episode of the All Things Plants podcast, Dave and Trish go through their list of the most heat resistant plants. Tropicals, cacti, succulents, tough-as-nails perennials, annuals, wildflowers and much more!
Jul 11, 2013
ATP Podcast #25: Beating the Heat
In the face of country-wide heat waves, we thought this would be a good time to review the best tips on how to keep your garden growing through the hottest part of the summer.
Jul 04, 2013
ATP Podcast #24: Out of the Mouth of Babes
In this special edition of the All Things Plants podcast, Dave interviews his four oldest children. We discuss gardening from the point of view of young people, and also talk about farming and raising livestock and cattle.
Jun 27, 2013
ATP Podcast #23: Perennials Week with Charlie Nardozzi
In this week's episode we are joined by Charlie Nardozzi, a nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. We'll discuss his favorite perennials and much more.
Jun 20, 2013
ATP Podcast #22: Just Some Garden Talk
In this episode, Dave and Trish talk about the new features added to ATP this week, and hold the drawing for the recent contest. They also discuss a good variety of gardening topics, including a rant about some specific pins on pinterest.
Jun 13, 2013
ATP Podcast #21: All Things Tomatoes
We're having a contest for our new listeners! Additionally, we discuss everything your need to know about tomatoes, how to grow them, how to care for them, and how to deal with their problems.
Jun 06, 2013
ATP Podcast #20: Heading Into Summer
In this week's podcast, Dave and Trish cover a lot of ground with a huge variety of miscellaneous gardening thoughts. We discuss harvesting, curing and storing onions, dealing with problems with roses, praises for the daylilies, and Trish gives a presentation on boston ferns.
May 29, 2013
ATP Podcast #19: Vines and Climbers with Dan Long of Brushwood Nursery
In today's podcast we are joined with everyone's favorite vines and climber guy: Dan Long! You are in for a real treat as Dan shares his favorite tips and ideas for growing these great plants.
May 22, 2013
ATP Podcast #18: A Checklist of May Gardening Chores
It's mid May and most of the country is hopefully in the middle of springtime, and that means it's time to review what's happened so far and contemplate those important springtime tasks that need doing.
May 15, 2013
ATP Podcast #17: An Introduction to Permaculture, featuring Terra Perma Design
In this special edition of the ATP podcast, we are so excited to be joined today by Jonathan Teller-Elsberg. Who's that? Well, he's a permaculture designer in Vermont, and he is a permaculture expert. What's permaculture? Well, it's hard to describe in a sentence or two, but I promise you're going to find it fascinating and educational.
May 08, 2013
ATP Podcast #16: Gardening With Children
In this week's episode, Dave and Trish discuss gardening with children, including the how's and the why's.
May 01, 2013
ATP Podcast #15: Edible Wild Plants
In this episode, Dave and Trish talk about their favorite wild edible plants, the kinds of plants you might come across as you walk through the woods. Many of the plants on this list are sure to surprise you!
Apr 24, 2013
ATP Podcast #14: All Things Irises
In today's episode we discuss the usual updates from our farm, including an impromptu discussion about Vidalia and Noonday Onions. Our main topic is irises, where Trish tells us what she knows about these beautiful perennial flowers.
Apr 17, 2013
ATP Podcast #13: Easy Peasy Culinary Herbs for Everyone
In this week's episode, Trish and Dave share their favorite culinary herbs, how to grow them, and what uses they have in the kitchen. Even experienced gardeners will enjoy the interesting anecdotes about the old favorites.
Apr 10, 2013
ATP Podcast #12: Gardening for birds, bees, and butterflies
Join us for an exciting episode where we talk all about birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. We discuss how to attract and take care of these wonderful creatures, including what plants to grow. We also include a collection of tips and ideas for your flying friends.
Apr 03, 2013
ATP Podcast #11: Coping with late season frost
It seems like the whole country is currently dealing with an extremely long winter and late frosts and freezes, and we in Texas are not being spared. Today's episode we discuss ideas, tips and techniques for dealing with frost.
Mar 27, 2013
ATP Podcast #10: Top Ten New Gardener Mistakes
This week Dave and Trish give their usual reports: news about All Things Plants and what's going on in our gardens. For our main feature we discuss common new gardener mistakes. As an added bonus, Trish rants against people who refuse to grow ornamental plants.
Mar 20, 2013
ATP Podcast #9: Sempervivum Week
This week Dave and Trish give their usual reports: Dave's favorite idea, Trish's report from around the forums, and we discuss the lengthy winter we're having in Texas. Our main feature is a double feature: two special interviews with people in the Sempervivum world.
Mar 13, 2013
ATP Podcast #8: Perennial Vegetables
This week Dave and Trish give their usual reports: Dave's favorite idea, Trish's report from around the forums and some stories about our gardening adventures this week. Our main feature is a discussion about perennial vegetables you can grow.
Mar 06, 2013
ATP Podcast #7: Listener Questions
This week Dave and Trish give their usual reports: Dave's favorite idea, Trish's report from around the forums and some stories about our gardening adventures this week. Our main feature is a question and answer session with ATP members.
Feb 27, 2013
ATP Podcast #6: Roses Week with Mike Shoup
This week Dave and Trish give their usual reports: Dave's favorite idea, Trish's report from around the forums, and Dave shares an interesting tip on how to take down huge trees without a chain saw. Our main feature is a special interview with Mike Shoup of the Antique Rose Emporium!
Feb 13, 2013
ATP Podcast #5: A February Gardening Checklist of Chores
Come hear Dave and Trish discuss all the news about ATP, gardening updates from Texas, and the main feature of today's show: late winter chores for the garden.
Feb 06, 2013
ATP Podcast #4: Seed starting and more
Come hear Dave and Trish discuss all the news about ATP, gardening updates from Texas, and the main feature of today's show: our favorite tips and ideas about seed starting.
Jan 30, 2013
ATP Podcast #3: Margaret Roach's "The Backyard Parables"
Come listen as Dave and Trish discuss the news about what's happening in ATP Land, and Dave interviews Margaret Roach about her brand new book.
Jan 23, 2013
ATP Podcast #2: Our Favorite Vegetables and Annuals
Come listen to Dave and Trish discuss their favorite vegetables and annuals, and find out the news about what's happening in ATP Land.
Jan 16, 2013
ATP Podcast #1: Our first podcast
A new podcast for a new year! Join us as we begin with our first of many podcasts about All Things Plants, and more.
Jan 04, 2013
ATP Podcast #0.5: Spring blooming bulbs
It's fall and that means it is time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. I'm joined by Jay Hutchins, grin-eral manager of Brent & Becky Bulbs and he's going to give us a primer on these cheerful spring blooming plants.
Sep 26, 2012
ATP Podcast #0.4: All About Lavender
Join us for our 4th podcast, where we interview wholesale nursery grower and lavender expert, Cathy Slaughter from Gabriel Valley Farms.
Sep 08, 2012
ATP Podcast #0.3: Interview with author Chris McLaughlin
Chris is a gardener and hobby farmer, and the author of many gardening books in the "Idiot's Guide" series. In this podcast, she joined me to talk all about gardening: heirloom vegetables, compost, worms, containers, small plants, and much more!
Aug 20, 2012
ATP Podcast #0.2: Interview with Margaret Roach of
A gardener, author, blogger and much more, Margaret Roach is highly popular with everyone who learns about her. Come listen to our audio interview and find out why!
Aug 13, 2012
ATP Podcast #0.1: Interview with Jane Gates, author of "All The Garden's a Stage"
Jane Gates, the author of a new gardening book, has a long history in art, music and gardening. She has studied horticulture and worked in the green industry for over 30 years, propagating, hybridizing, running nurseries, designing gardens, building landscapes and managing plant stores. Come and listen to my 30 minute conversation with this fascinating personality.
Aug 06, 2012