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AKG 20090530 - Spider mites & alliums

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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.


Leeks and not leeks
Alliums

There are spider mites in the Grow Dome, and not everything in the leek bed is a leek.

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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast is released in good faith with Creative Commons BY-NC-ND terms. You are free (and encouraged) to share, copy, distribute and transmit the podcast episodes providing you attribute them to Emma Cooper, don't use the episodes for commercial purposes and don't modify the episodes.For a full explanation of the licence, please see the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence details.

Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on May 30, 2009 ·

Last modified on Nov 27, 2012

Tags: pests & veg.

AKG066 - Pest Repellent Plants

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Pot marigold

This time last year we were talking about courgettes, and hopefully this summer we’ll have better weather and can have more success with the courgette trial! And you can get a good deal on the forthcoming Seeds of Italy cookbook if you pre-order from their website!

This episode is all about pest repellent plants, including companion plants such as marigolds and nasturtiums and plants like the Shoo Fly plant (Nicandra physaloides) and the Scardy Cat plant (Coleus canina) and herbs that actively repel flies or larger pests!

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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast is released in good faith with Creative Commons BY-NC-ND terms. You are free (and encouraged) to share, copy, distribute and transmit the podcast episodes providing you attribute them to Emma Cooper, don't use the episodes for commercial purposes and don't modify the episodes.For a full explanation of the licence, please see the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence details.

Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on May 20, 2008 ·

Last modified on Mar 10, 2013

Tags: herbs & pests.

AKG040 - Cats in the garden

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Scaredy Cat Plants
Scardy Cat plants have a strong smell that is supposed to deter cats

We have even more garden uses for plastic bottles this week, including one involving liquid gold.

But mainly we’re talking about cats – the problems they cause in the garden and how you can try to deter them from causing problems. Greenprints magazine tell us a story that might make us rethink our position on garden cats, and we learn how to make a special cat garden.

Whether you’re trying to keep cats out of your garden, or make them feel at home, take a look at my ebook – My Garden is Not a Cat Toilet: 101 ways to stop cats wrecking your garden for more ideas.

And if you’re on Facebook then you can come and join the new AKG Facebook group and say hello there.

On Friday 16th November I will be releasing a special edition of the AKG to support the BBC Children in Need appeal. In the run up to the show I will also be writing articles and blog posts on the same subject. If you have any stories, or hints and tips, about growing edible plants from pips and stones, then send me an email and I will include them in the show.


The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast is released in good faith with Creative Commons BY-NC-ND terms. You are free (and encouraged) to share, copy, distribute and transmit the podcast episodes providing you attribute them to Emma Cooper, don't use the episodes for commercial purposes and don't modify the episodes.For a full explanation of the licence, please see the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence details.

Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on Nov 11, 2007 ·

Last modified on Aug 20, 2012

Tags: pests & books.

AKG033 - Slugs

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Slug collars

According to recent research, the UK could be facing a slug plague. Slugs are always a concern for organic gardeners, who can’t just reach for chemical controls – they’re bed for wildlife.

There’s lots of ideas for controlling slugs in this show, as well as some hair-raising slug facts.

And Madeleine is back to tell us all about elderberries, which are ripe at this time of year.

For more ideas about controlling slugs, UK gardeners can check out the amusing 50 ways to kill a slug or The little book of slugs, both of which make ideal gifts.


The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast is released in good faith with Creative Commons BY-NC-ND terms. You are free (and encouraged) to share, copy, distribute and transmit the podcast episodes providing you attribute them to Emma Cooper, don't use the episodes for commercial purposes and don't modify the episodes.For a full explanation of the licence, please see the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence details.

Posted in Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast on Sep 25, 2007 ·

Last modified on Apr 29, 2014

Tag: pests

     

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