July is here and thoughts turn to when to water, what to pick and what to feed.

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July is here and thoughts turn to when to water, what to pick, and what to feed.

In this month's episode, Chris updates Fiona on his allotment and shares his approach to planting, influenced by years of working in parks. They also touch on the different summer growing conditions in Chris’s London home compared to his training days in Scotland.

As Chris and Fiona both pack their bags for a holiday, they discuss essential preparation to keep everything, including houseplants, ticking over for their return.

Sarah returns to talk to Garden Organic’s Director of Horticultural Science, Dr. Bruce Pearce. Bruce tells us about organic growing in the wider sense, focusing on what organic means and why organic farming is so essential for a healthy future. They also discuss the challenges of buying organic food when household budgets are stretched and share some useful tips on how to prioritise at the checkout.

And finally, Anton and Chris answer a question from someone struggling with peat-free compost and share their experiences of growing perennial brassicas.

Voted Podcast of the Year 2020 by the Garden Media Guild, The Organic Gardening Podcast is an entertaining, accessible, and practical guide to organic growing for experts and beginners alike. Listen and subscribe via your usual podcast provider (Apple Podcasts, Spotify etc) or download here.

The Organic Gardening Podcast is sponsored by the Organic Gardening Catalogue. 
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Wednesday, 1 June 2022