Ep. 4-12: Edible Abundance in the North Country | Meg Cowden

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Textures. I love the textures of a well-planted veggie patch and how the leaf structures and colors create pockets of edible artwork that become as beloved and necessary as visual nourishment as they are actual nutrition. I tend to plant in blocks, usually in a minimum of a 4’x4’ square; I love the look of massings, especially with edibles. Within that area, there’s a good chance I’ve interplanted lettuce, radishes, and even flowers, especially if the main event is something like Brussels sprouts or late maturing cabbage. I also like to create patterns by alternating a row of purple kohlrabi with a row of green or alternate red and green cabbages for added visual interest within a planting block. There’s often time on your side with slower maturing veggies to tuck in a fast growing ‘understory’ crop like the ones I mentioned. You want space, though, enough space where ideally at maturity only the tips of leaves collide, creating a closed canopy. This doesn’t always happen in our garden though it’s what we strive for, but proper plant spacing minimizes pests and disease and ensures all plants have access to sufficient water and nutrients in their root zones. Because, while this looks amazing, the party is really going on underground bringing us all this magic. 🌱 #seedtofork #gardeninspiration #mygarden #gardenchat #growyourown #gardenersofinstagram #homegrown #backyardgarden #homestead #sustainablesprout #gardenphotography #aerialphotography #djispark #minnesotablogger #minnesotagarden #minnstagramers #minnesotaexposure

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Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Show Notes
+Seed to Fork website
+@seedtofork on Instagram
+Book Resources from Meg’s website
+045-Succession Planting: Practical Tips For Growing More Food Meg’s Episode on the Joe Gardener Podcast


Ep. 4-11: Collard Greens + Mangoes: Merging Southern and Tropical Flavors in Florida | Danielle Rose

Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Show Notes
+Suwannee Rose: Danielle’s website
+@suwanneeroses on Instagram
+@floridapostcards on Instagram
+Florida hardiness zones
+Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park
+Florida Panther
+Vanilla phaeantha
+Corkscrew Swamp Super Ghost Orchid
+The Suwannee River
+Swanee River/Old Folks at Home song written by Stephen Foster
+Pine Island, FL
+Avocados mentioned: Brogdan, Lula, Daisy, Wurtz
+Mangoes mentioned: Keitt, Glenn, Nam Doc Mai, Valencia Pride, Ice Cream
+Collard Greens mentioned:Georgia, Morris Heading, Tronchuda—which is not quite collards it seems but very similar.


Ep. 4-10: A Passion for Plants and Garden Design in Ireland | Peter Donegan

Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

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Show Notes
+The Sod Show Podcast
+Donegan Landscaping
+@donegangardens on Twitter
+@sodshow on Instagram
+The Irish landscaper building a war memorial garden in France via the Irish Times
+Garden of remembrance: The Irish designer who’s creating a living monument to WWI dead
+Talking Gardening on Drive: Peter Donegan on creating a Peace Garden in Péronne, France audio interview on KCLR
+Audio Interview: Peter Donegan, LMFM. Ireland WW1 Centenary Peace Garden, France via YouTube
+My Episode on The Sod Show

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