10 Gardening Podcasts for Avid Gardeners
Much like watching your favourite gardening program on TV, gardening podcasts are a portable way of listening to all the latest tricks and tips in the gardening and horticultural world. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, podcasts are a great way to get your green thumb itching to get out into the garden. These on-demand radio shows can be downloaded to your smartphone, tablet, or computer and be listened to whenever, wherever. Here are our choice of the top 10 gardening podcasts for avid gardeners:
1. Gardening Australia
The popular ABC program Gardening Australia is a goldmine of information for all things gardening, growing, and DIY. Presented by Australia’s leading horticultural experts and hosted by gardening guru Costa Georgiadis, the podcast features tips and tricks presented in the weekly TV program, including bonus extras. The free podcast can be downloaded and listened to via the website, the free listening app Podbean, or through the Apple iTunes store.
2. The Hungry Gardener
If you love food, gardening, and growing fresh produce then this podcast is for you. The Hungry Gardener is permaculture-focused, touching on sustainable living, farming, sourcing quality produce, and creating culinary masterpieces. The podcast is hosted by Fabian Capomolla, a.k.a, ‘the Hungry Gardener’ who is a guest presenter on channel 10’s ‘The Living Room’. The podcast is based on conversations with experts in the gardening and produce fields and will open your eyes to the plentiful ways you can introduce edible plants and sustainable farming to your home. The podcast is free to download and listen to and can be accessed via The Hungry Gardener website or on the Apple iTunes store.
3. Garden Clinic
From advice on learning how to grow tomatoes to harvesting seaweed for the garden; Garden Clinic is bursting with creative and expert tips for the home gardener. Hosted by one of Australia’s most-loved gardening experts Graham Ross along with landscape architect and horticulturist Linda Ross and Sandra Ross, the Garden Clinic podcast ‘Digs Deeper’ is a wealth of information providing down-to-earth practical tips, insightful conversations, and an encouraging tone for gardeners to get out in the garden and start planting. The free podcast can be accessed via the website or on Apple iTunes.
4. Real World Gardener
The Real World Gardener podcast covers the ABC’s of gardening, garden design, plants, and growing vegetables. The Sydney-based station covers all kinds of gardening advice including how and where to pot plants, insights into local wildlife, fact-sheets about edible plants and how to grow them, as well as the origins of popular plant species. Regular segments include ‘Design Elements’, Plant of the Week’, and ‘Vegetable Heroes’. Think of this podcast as an encyclopedia of horticulture all available to listen to on your device. Access the podcast here or free on the Apple iTunes store.
5. All The Dirt
Weekly podcast All The Dirt is brimming with all things gardening. Hosts Steve Wood and Deryn Thorpe combine decades of gardening, sustainability, and environmental knowledge to bring weekly segments of advice and tips including ‘Plant of the Week’ and home-grown produce tricks and recipes in ‘Garden to Kitchen’. Listen to discussions, interviews, and helpful gardening insights in this free podcast available on the website or via Apple iTunes.
6. Sow, Grow, Repeat
The Guardian’s “Ask Alys” series on gardening is now available as a podcast in the Sow, Grow, Repeat segment. Sit back with a cup of tea as you listen to gardening writers Alys Fowler and Jane Perrone as they explore different horticultural topics and answer questions from home gardeners. From advice on how to take care of a neglected summer Jasmine or how to take clippings from a seasoned plum tree, this podcast will keep you busy in the garden and inspired by the plentiful advice covered. The Sow, Grow, Repeat podcast is free and on-demand on Apple iTunes.
7. Gardens Illustrated
UK-based Gardens Illustrated podcast is an eclectic mix of gardening advice, conversations, and interviews with notable figures in the horticultural field. Many of the segments are recorded live on-site, as heard recently in their segments streamed live from the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. You can download the podcast here.
8. Slow Flowers
Host Debra Prinzing is a well-known expert in the horticultural field in the U.S. She is a regular contributor to a range of gardening & living magazines including ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ and ‘Fine Gardening’. The LA-based author hosts the Slow Flowers podcast where she shares stories of hardworking flower farmers and the US flower market. The podcast is all about flowers and their journey from field to vase. Join the creative community by downloading the free podcast here.
9. Gardening Show
This Australian talkback gardening podcast covers all aspects of horticulture and environmentally-friendly ideas. Presenters Gwen Elliot, Pam Vardy, AB, and Millie Ross are live each Sunday from 7:30 am-9:15 am on 3CR community radio, but the show can be downloaded and listened to anytime on the podcast. Download it on iTunes or stream the show live here.
10. Still Growing
Still Growing is an hour-long weekly podcast filled with tips on how to help both you and your garden grow. Host Jennifer Ebeling does a fantastic job providing listeners with in-depth discussions, interviews, and gardening stories. Listeners can join the Still Growing community on Facebook and send in questions to be discussed on the podcast. The segment has an intimate feel with its long-format interviews and the sharing of ideas, advice, and expertise to help gardeners make better choices for their at-home or community project. You can listen to the weekly podcast here. New episodes are released every Friday from the USA.
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