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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/bloomandgrowradio/BG081.mp3   Today Leslie Halleck (“Her Highness of Horticulture”) joins me again to talk about the topic I was most excited to cover this season: ROOTS (or as we call it “root-ology”. We spend so much time thinking about the “above soil” section of the plant, and often times, disregard the unbelievable root structure underneath […]

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Episode 81: “Root-ology” with Leslie Halleck

Plant Friends! Last year’s “Maria’s Favorite Things” was such a success, I decided to release another “Maria’s Favorite Things” Gift Guide  for the 2019 Holiday Season. I love highlighting small businesses who are making amazing products for our community. It’s been so fun getting to know so many of these businesses and business owners as […]

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Maria’s Favorite Things 2019 // Planty Holiday Gift Guide!

http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/bloomandgrowradio/BG080.mp3 Today I speak with several people about various aspects of laws around plants- whether it’s importing plants from abroad or seeking to patent plants in the states. First we hear a tale from a friend of the show, Alessia from @apartmentbotanist, about how the USDA seized a plant that was illegally shipped to her. […]

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Episode 80: Plant Laws and Plant Patents

    http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/bloomandgrowradio/BG079.mp3 Thrilled to have the OG Botanical Bro of Bloom and Grow Radio, Chris Satch back today to discuss a very hot topic- Variegation. What the heck is it, why does it occur and how can we foster and encourage it in our plants. I love when Chris comes on the show because […]

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Episode 79: Variegation 101 with Chris Satch

  http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/bloomandgrowradio/BG077.mp3   Today’s episode is exciting for me to share with you because the topic was something I was completely confused and bewildered by: this “semi-hydro” craze. Semi Hydro- (which is not a correct term, it’s actually called “passive hydro” standing for “passive hydroponics”) is the growing practice of using LECA balls, which are […]

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Episode 77: “Semi” or “Passive” Hydro with Kay from @inrootedlove

http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/bloomandgrowradio/BG076.mp3   Very Excited to welcome Rob from Farm.One to the podcast today for a conversation about beginners Hydroponics. Rob is doing Hydroponic Gardening at an incredibly high level at Farm.One- a hydroponic, vertical farm that grows rare and exotic produce indoors, year-round, pesticide- free in a basement in NYC. I met Rob last year […]

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Episode 76: Hydroponic Gardening 101 with Rob from Farm.One

  http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/bloomandgrowradio/BG075.mp3   So excited about this highly request episode on the science of soil. Finding a “soil expert” was kind of tough, but when I met Dr Mark Yelanich on a recent visit to Metrolina Greenhouse, I knew I had found the answers to my prayers. Dr. Mark has been the Director of Research […]

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Episode 75: The Science of Soil with Dr Mark from Metrolina Greenhouse

  http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/bloomandgrowradio/BG074.mp3   Thrilled as always to welcome Leslie Halleck back on the show. You will remember Leslie from our two part series on Understanding Natural Light and Propagation 101. She has two books, Plant Parenting- a guide to plant propagation and Gardening Under Lights. Today Leslie joins me to discuss everything we need to […]

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Episode 74: Grow Lights 101 with Leslie Halleck

  http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/bloomandgrowradio/BG073.mp3   Plant friends this is an excited episode for two reasons, #1 we hear from you! This is a community episode in response to it being National Indoor Plant Appreication week and I asked you to call in with a story of you and your plants. We have tales of plant wins, plant […]

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Episode 73: Indoor Plant Appreciation and The Amazon Rainforest Fires

I am not an expert in climate change or this deforestation, but I’m curious and concerned. I’ve compiled quotes from several articles I’ve read about this issue (and linked for your further research) and sourced our community for the organizations they are supporting to help stop this widespread lack of respect for the unbelievable biodiversity […]

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What is happening in the Amazon Rainforest and How We Can Help

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