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The Seed Pod
53 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Summer Pests and Diseases
Becky and Richard discuss some of the common pests and diseases we encounter in the summer months in our gardens and what we can do to organically manage them.Made in association with Harvst Mini Greenhouses. Use the code SEEDPOD for 10% off!
40 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
Episode 11 - Kids Gardening
In this episode Richard and Becky discuss the importance of getting kids involved with Gardening, and setting up positive associations with being outside and growing food. They also talk about simple things that we can do to keep children entertained on the allotment, whilst allowing us to get the gardening done.
53 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Episode 10 - Summer Loving
This week Becky and Richard are discussing the summer solstice, what it means for our gardens, our plants and for us.We also talk about what we are doing in our gardens right now, what challenges we are facing and what we are sowing, planting and harvesting!
53 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Episode 9 - Weeds
Richard and Becky discuss one of their least favourite things; weeds. What is a weed, and what exactly is the point in them? And what if understanding these things helps us to manage them?
32 minutes | May 30, 2021
Episode 8 - Greenwashing
As organic gardeners we are conscious of the affect we are having on the environment. We want to make good decisions about the products we are using. Sadly, savvy marketeers know this. Richard and Becky talk about Greenwashing in the horticultural industry and how to avoid it. Huge thank you to Sara Venn for her help with the ideas in this episode.
52 minutes | May 16, 2021
Episode 7 - Myths and Misconceptions
Richard and Becky discuss some common gardening myths and pieces of dubious advice, and compare them to the current scientific wisdom!
53 minutes | May 2, 2021
Episode 6 - Come What May
Becky and Richard discuss another turning point in the gardening calendar here in the UK; May. They talk about their favourite crops to sow in May and also the coming of that all important last frost date!Warning: this episode contains material that some listeners may find offensive.
32 minutes | Apr 18, 2021
Episode 5 - Peat Free April
Richard and Becky talk to garden writer and organic farmer Sally Morgan about why Peat is such an important resource and about the campaign Peat Free April.
45 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Episode 4 - Why We Don't Use Fertilisers
Becky and Richard discuss why they don't use fertilisers in their garden. They discuss the scientific reasons for this approach, and how it works practically for us as gardeners.
48 minutes | Mar 21, 2021
Episode 3 - All Things Spring
Becky and Richard talk about what spring actually is, what it means to them and all of the dangers and delights that spring holds for gardeners.
40 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
Episode 2 - Seeds
Richard and Becky talk about what seeds are, what seeds to sow now, and how to show seeds the respect they deserve!
30 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
Episode 1 - Introduction
Your hosts Richard and Becky introduce themselves and how they got into gardening and talk a little bit about how they run their gardens, and their own principles of organic gardening.
1 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Coming soon...! The Seed Pod 🌱Hosted by grow your own enthusiasts Richard Chivers and Becky Searle, we will dig into the world of organic grow your own gardening. We will be sharing seasonal advice, looking at different practices and approaches to gardening and also sharing stories from our own food growing experience.
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