The Dirt: the gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine

By DC Thomson Media

The fruit and veg gardening podcast from Grow Your Own magazine that celebrates the failures on your allotment as much as the successes!

  1. 1.
    We love finding organic solutions to overcome hurdles, say Aga and Kay
    37:24
  2. 2.
    I turned a wasteland into a garden, says Aaron Nelson
    34:32
  3. 3.
    I’ve had success with some pretty unusual crops, says Mark Diacono
    47:57
  4. 4.
    Gardening changed my life – I call it my green pill, says Mark Lane
    1:11:52
  5. 5.
    Extend your tomato season with these tips says Jo Jo Yee
    55:28
  6. 6.
    I just hide all my allotment weeds, admits Ashley Nwokorie
    42:22
  7. 7.
    Get stuck in – gardening isn’t the hobby for the cautious, says Sarah Raven
    42:23
  8. 8.
    My giant pumpkin has been a part of my life, like a person, says Kirsty Ward
    42:14
  1. 9.
    Bindweed is pure evil but you can turn it into homemade liquid feed, says Derek Daly
    1:06:54
  2. 10.
    Life’s too short to wait for turmeric to sprout in an airing cupboard, says Alex Mitchell
    47:15
  3. 11.
    Some years I’ve sown 3,000 seeds in return for six carrots, says Liz Zorab
    50:48
  4. 12.
    Get twice the yield for half the effort with this tomato hack, says Sally Nex
    1:05:43
  5. 13.
    I’m not a celeb, I’m just a man who loves his garden, says Gerald Stratford
    1:01:10
  6. 14.
    Simon says: Use companion plants to distract unwanted pests
    41:44
  7. 15.
    Simon says: Get practical jobs done now to hit the ground running in spring
    24:27
  8. 16.
    Simon says: These simple tweaks will help to boost your garden
    26:16
  9. 17.
    Simon says: Be persistent, be determined, and keep at it
    41:58
  10. 18.
    Best bits: our favourite moments from series 2
    1:02:08
  11. 19.
    If there’s a gardening ‘longcut’ I’ll usually take that, says Anne Swithinbank
    42:19
  12. 20.
    We’ll get better results if we question things more, says Charles Dowding
    30:46
  13. 21.
    Feel the fear, do it anyway – and reap the rewards, says Natalie Osborn
    48:51
  14. 22.
    The benefits of gardening come in ways you can't imagine, says Mike Thurlow
    41:46
  15. 23.
    Our community project was so beneficial during lockdown, says Naomi Schillinger
    47:20
  16. 24.
    I’m completely slug-phobic, they give me the heebie-jeebies, says Pauline Madden
    55:04
  17. 25.
    You should never garden in slippers, says Julietta Watson
    48:26
  18. 26.
    Don’t be a stickler for the rules and always ask questions, says Rob Smith
    47:42
  19. 27.
    Grow the crops you actually want to eat, says Joe Harrison
    44:12
  20. 28.
    I’m cited as an expert but I’ve just spent longer making screw ups, says Nick Bailey
    1:00:04
  21. 29.
    I’m a bit of a Charles Dowding fangirl, says no-dig gardener Katelyn
    57:58
  22. 30.
    Use seaweed feed, invest in organic matter and make notes, says Claire Ratinon
    48:19
  23. 31.
    Distract slugs with sacrificial chard kebabs, says Alexander Thompson Byer
    46:13
  24. 32.
    Gardening should be enjoyable – not a chore, says Frances Tophill
    50:32
  25. 33.
    Get ready for Season 2!
    1:36
  26. 34.
    The Grow Show: everything you need to know
    17:59
  27. 35.
    Re-live the best bits from series one
    1:50:56
  28. 36.
    Quick & Dirty: gardening apps, walks in nature and Brian May’s buttocks
    29:11
  29. 37.
    Quick & Dirty: Seedlings for Solace, The Big Flower Fight and terrible gardeners
    23:36
  30. 38.
    Quick & Dirty: gardening celebrations, volunteer plants and growing in the nude
    17:11
  31. 39.
    Quick & Dirty: virtual tours, an NHS grower and secret gardens on an A road
    19:13
  32. 40.
    Quick & Dirty: vegetable jokes, compost heaps and Harry Potter
    19:38
  33. 41.
    Quick & Dirty: seedling joy, boosting body image and Dame Helen Mirren
    16:17
  34. 42.
    Quick & Dirty: green coffee, garden pets and snugs
    19:20
  35. 43.
    A garden isn’t static, so be flexible and go with the flow, says Katie Rushworth
    32:53
  36. 44.
    Take a little risk and gamble on the last frost, says Robbie Knox
    32:52
  37. 45.
    It’s time to make a confession about my sweet potato plants, says Lucy Start
    36:22
  38. 46.
    I’ve made plenty of gardening mistakes, but that’s how to learn, says Michelle Jones
    42:24
  39. 47.
    Avoid setting your greenhouse on fire like I did, says Ian Evenden
    37:20
  40. 48.
    Label your seedlings or you’ll look like an amateur, says Lee Connelly
    37:39
  41. 49.
    Grow tasty chickpeas, but don’t trip over with your loppers, says Huw Richards
    40:28
  42. 50.
    Don’t drop your prize-winning pumpkins, says Annabelle Padwick
    34:58

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