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The Best Gardening Podcasts For On-The-Go Plant Lovers

Need to get a gardening fix no matter where you are? Believe it or not, podcasts can be a great way to learn more about your favorite hobby when you are a busy plant lover on the move.

At first, I found it to be a little strange to actually “listen” to people talk about gardening. Although it took some getting used to, I now really enjoy strolling through the neighborhood with my dog, daydreaming about my garden while listening to experts talk about plants and landscaping and share their best tips.

If you’re a bit skeptical that you can squeeze any value out of an audio format, I’d recommend checking out the podcasts that feature guest experts, first. It’s almost like being a fly on the wall during really cool gardening conversations. So, if you’re ready to fill your ears with plant loving wisdom, here are some of the best gardening podcasts to listen to, along with all the details:

  • The Joe Gardener Show
  • A Way To Garden
  • Let’s Argue About Plants
  • Cultivating Place
  • Epic Gardening
  • Easy Living Yards

The Joe Gardener Show

This podcast is devoted to all things gardening. National gardening television host, Joe Lamp’l, guides you through each episode with practical tips and information to help you become a better, smarter gardener, no matter where you are on your journey. This series has a strong emphasis on organic gardening and growing food, but covers a diverse range of topics from one of the country’s most informed and leading gardening personalities today.

  • Episode Length: 50-60min
  • Frequency: Weekly, Thursdays
  • Guest interviews: often

A Way To Garden

A Way To Garden is the horticultural incarnation of Margaret Roach. This is actually a weekly public radio show from  from Robin Hood Radio in Sharon, CT, that’s syndicated as a podcast.
There’s not a gardening topic that’s not discussed on this podcast so there’s something for everyone. Margaret pretty regularly brings on expert guests that are really enjoyable to hear and learn from.

  • Episode Length: 25min
  • Frequency: Weekly, Fridays
  • Guest interviews: often

Let’s Argue About Plants

Brought to you by the editors of Fine Gardening, this fun, informative podcast tackles all things topical in gardening. You’ll listen to the insights (and arguments) of Editor-in-Chief Steve Aitken and Senior Editor Danielle Sherry as they discuss various horticultural subjects on a deeper level. You will also hear from today’s leading horticultural minds who will offer their wisdom and opinions about what you might want to grow in your garden. They guarantee you’ll be entertained and feel like a better gardener.

I enjoy the fun banter between the co-hosts. The episodes often feature lists of plants for specific conditions. However, it’s gets a bit heavy at times into scientific names of plants and that sometimes takes away from the ability to understand or visualize the plant descriptions (for me at least). I personally think plant lists on a podcast is a really difficult topic to cover and would work better as a YouTube show or a more visual platform.

  • Episode Length: 30-40min (varies)
  • Frequency: Biweekly, Fridays
  • Guest interviews: never

Cultivating Place

A co-production & podcast of North State Public Radio, Cultivating Place is a weekly public radio show and podcast hosted by its creator and writer Jennifer Jewell. According the website, this podcast serves as a voice for, with and about gardeners and nature lovers of all manner around the globe, exploring how and why we garden – what we mean when we garden. 

Episodes feature conversations on natural history & the human impulse to garden. These conversations celebrate how all these interconnections support the places we cultivate, nourish our bodies, and feed our spirits. Take a listen.

  • Episode Length: 1hr
  • Frequency: Weekly on Thursdays
  • Guest interviews: often

Epic Gardening

The Epic Gardening podcast features short, daily episodes that answer your biggest gardening questions! The goal of this podcast is to give listeners a little boost of gardening wisdom. Host Kevin Espiritu covers a wide range of topics, from pest prevention, to hydroponics, to plant care guides…as long as it has something to do with gardening, Kevin will talk about it on the show!

I enjoy the small, bite-sized episodes that cover a wide range of topics. And, you can also submit your gardening questions for a chance to get them answered on the podcast. This is a great podcast to listen to if you’re interested in urban gardening, specifically growing edible plants. If you like the podcast you’ll also enjoy the Epic Gardening YouTube channel – check it out!

  • Episode Length: 10min
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Guest Interviews: never

Easy Living Yards

Is your family more important than your yard? Do you want to have a beautiful healthy landscape? Landscape designer and yard productivity coach Ben Hale will help you reduce work and increase curb appeal so you can create a positive change in your life.I’ve been listening to this podcast since the beginning. And I was even a guest on episode 78. Ben has a degree in microbiology so I really appreciate his more scientific approach to eco-friendly landscaping. IF you’re looking for something a bit different that focuses more on landscaping rather than gardening, this may be the podcast for you. Easy Living Yards really focuses on creating family-friendly, safe and low maintenance spaces so that you can spend more time enjoying your landscape than working on it.

  • Episode Length: 30-40min (varies)
  • Frequency: series-based (can be sporadic)
  • Guest interviews: sometimes, usually solo episodes

Wrapping Up

Although it may feel a little strange at first, listening to podcasts about gardening can be a really fun way to learn more about your favorite hobby. And, if you enjoyed this article you’ll also want to check out my article about bingeworthy gardening tv shows you can watch!

I appreciate these podcasts and the wisdom that they provide… especially in the dark, cold, winter months of Pennsylvania when I can’t really get outside to garden.

How about you? What are some of your favorite gardening podcasts? You can chat with me on Facebook and Instagram–just search for Pretty Purple Door.

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