There aren’t too many gardening tasks as time-consuming as pulling weeds. We gardeners often spend hours and hours pulling these nutrient-stealing plants up by their roots. To make this process more enjoyable, you might spend it listening to music or an audiobook, but we have another idea! Gardening podcasts are a great way to pass the time while completing this chore. They’re fun, informative, and on topic for the task at hand. So today, we’ll be talking about our favorite gardening podcasts and what they have to offer from houseplants, kitchen gardens, trendy topics, and celebrity guests.
Kevin Espiritu is one of the leading voices in gardening topics; on Epic Gardening Podcast, he takes on every gardening topic you can think of, from rare house plants to tomato varieties, hydroponics, and more. With the short episode lengths, you can easily pull some weeds, wash the dishes, or drive to the store while learning in-depth yet valuable information about gardening. In addition, he often hosts guests who specialize in other topics such as worm farming, homesteading, or beekeeping.
Hosted by her husband Gary, the Two Minutes in the Garden podcast are short episodes of a wide range of gardening topics. They’re all under 10 minutes long and dive into trending topics for both veteran and novice gardeners. The Empress of Dirt, otherwise known as Melissa, loves to dive into the research for these topics and ensures that it’s facts and not opinions that drive what they share. The topics range from grow lights, how photosynthesis works, and how to know your summer squash is ready to be harvested. So plug in the headphones and get to work, all while learning more about your favorite hobby!
For those who are beginners in this world of gardening, you might want to check out Jill McSheehy’s podcast, “The Beginners Garden.” There’s so much to learn as a new gardener, and it can be overwhelming. On this podcast, you’ll find accessible information explained in a timely and efficient manner. As a result, you’ll be able to improve your green thumb in a way that isn’t frustrating. In addition, the episodes are all within an hour-long, so you’ll have plenty of time to pull weeds, cook dinner, or ride your bike to work while listening.
You might have that friend who’s just as obsessed with plants as you are, but you probably don’t have the same favorite plant. You might argue about which one is better, but in the end, simply enjoy knowing that someone else is just as in love with growing things as you are. On the Let’s Argue About Plants podcast, you’ll find similar-minded people who have a passion for all things plants. Danielle Sherry and Carol Collins dive into different gardening topics and often bring on horticultural expert guests to argue with them. All the episodes last around 45 to 60 minutes which is the perfect amount of time for repotting plants, pulling weeds, or waiting at the doctor’s office. It’s a fun, engaging, and informative podcast that will have you laughing, taking notes, and wishing you could be a part of their friend group!
Hosted by “The Ohio Nurseryman,” Fred Hower, the Plant Talk Radio is a podcast where you can get hour-long chunks of gardening tips and tricks from some of the most experienced gardeners in the world. With over 50 years of experience as a horticultural consultant, certified arborist, and landscape designer, Fred is someone you can learn so much from, and he’s offering all his knowledge in an easy to consume podcast format. Fred takes listeners’ questions and answers them in a way that’s informative and useful. So instead of learning a bunch of fascinating things that aren’t applicable, he puts them into terms that will actually help you grow your skills as a gardener. And who knows! Maybe he’ll answer your question next.
Luckily for us, there are hundreds and hundreds of gardening podcasts to choose from. We’re all lovers of plants, but not always in the same way. For example, some of us love flower gardens, while others prefer houseplants, and it’s this diversity that makes the gardening community so fun and exciting to be a part of. So check out one of these podcasts next time you have a chore to do, and you’ll find you can get something done while learning and having fun.
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