Episodes
Published 04/19/22
In the next few episodes  in The Northern Grower I'll be analyzing the world of modern homesteading! What does it mean to homestead in modern society? What does the act of homesteading look like in today's world? In this episode and the next few I will also be looking at recommended reads for homesteaders, why is growing your own food so important, what are some ways you can take steps to become more self sufficient?  Visit the seed store at The Green Witch Seed Company – thegreenwitchseedco...
Published 04/19/22
If you are a gardener then you've probably heard about zones and if you are new, then you probably know that zones are sort of important. However how many of us know what the zones actually measure? In this episode I take a brief dive into Gardening Zones and what they mean.  Links: A Map of USDA hardiness zones: https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/ Canadian Hardiness Zones and a map of Canada with the USDA Zones:http://planthardiness.gc.ca/?m=1 Formula for calculating Canadian Hardiness...
Published 03/01/22
In this episode, Erin discusses her favourite annual varieties that she grows in her zone 3 garden. These varieties are well suited to cooler climates and can give you some ideas and inspiration to try in your own backyard or homestead! Listeners can use code: northerngrower  at https://greenwitchseed.ca/ for 15% off your order of seeds.  Contact Erin at [email protected]
Published 02/16/22
In this episode, Erin discusses her favourite perennial plants to grow for colder climate gardeners and the benefits of perennials.  If you are starting perennials from seed, now is a really good time to start.  For updated blog posts including a written list of perennial recommendations for northern growers please visit: https://www.thenortherngrower.ca For 15% off your order off seeds, use code northerngrower at https://greenwitchseed.ca
Published 02/01/22
In the new season of The Northern Grower, Erin gives an overview of when/how and what seeds she is starting this year month by month in her zone 3 homestead garden. 
Published 01/23/22
In this bonus episode our host Erin joins us to answer all your cold climate gardening questions. Thanks as always and good luck this season!
Published 12/27/21
In this episode, Erin concludes the seed saving series, wrapping up with seed saving techniques from dry fruited plants.  Special Discount for listeners of the Northern Grower Podcast is available at greenwitchseed.ca simply use coupon code northerngrower for 15% off at checkout-cannot be used with any other coupons and is one time use only! 
Published 11/02/21
As part of her seed saving  series, Erin discusses saving seeds from fleshy fruited plants such as tomatoes, watermelons and squashes. 
Published 10/17/21
In this episode, Erin gives the 101 on seed saving, where to begin and what tools you need. Follow for parts 2 and 3 in later episodes where she explores methods of seed saving from different fruits. 
Published 10/06/21
In this episode, Erin explores a garden classic, the Sweetpea. She will discuss the history and share some growing tips for this long time favourite.
Published 08/25/21
In this episode of The Northern Grower Podcast, Erin provides a bitesize introduction into the world of drying and preserving flowers. She shares her methods and some of her favourite flowers, she grows in her zone 3 garden, that can be preserved. 
Published 08/04/21
Yet another installment of our most popular segment! In this epsiode of history and folklore our garden guide Erin takes on a tour of the mighty raspberry.
Published 07/27/21
In this episode our host Erin takes us through some tips and tricks for beating the heat and making sure you still get a great harvest from your main season garden. Thanks for coming back for season two of gardening up north with the northern grower and enjoy the show!
Published 07/03/21
In this episode of the northern grower our host Erin joins us to explore companion planting. As always thanks for tuning in!
Published 06/01/21
In this episode our host Erin explores the history, folklore and uses of one of our most known trees, the spruce. Thanks and good luck this season!
Published 05/25/21
Today on the northern grower our host Erin explores the method of direct sowing. Thanks for joining us for another episode!
Published 05/17/21
In this episoder of the Northern Grower our host Erin joins us to discuss the history of agriculture in Mexico. Thanks as always for tuning in and good luck this season!
Published 05/09/21
In this episode our host Erin takes on a different kind of journey, exploring the early stages of the history of agriculture. Thanks again for tuning in and good luck this season!
Published 04/29/21
I this episode of The Northern Grower our host Erin shares her knowledge about the dandelion. Thanks again for listening with us!
Published 04/21/21
Welcome to the Northern Grower, in this episode our host Erin takes us on a tour of the history and folklore of an incredible plant Yarrow. 
Published 04/13/21
In this episode or host Erin explores the history and folklore of lavender. The History and Folklore episodes delve into the orgins of our favourite plants.
Published 04/07/21
In this episode of our garden basic's series our host Erin joins to discuss growing potatoes and all the joys that come along with that. Thanks again for joining us!
Published 03/29/21
In this episode of the northern grower our host Erin joins us to discuss growing brassicas and all the joys that come along with that process. Thanks again for joining us!
Published 03/29/21