A Hot Houseplant, Worm Castings and Shepard’s Purse

In this episode of Plantrama Ellen and C.L. talk about a very common (and edible) weed known as shepherd’s purse. They discuss how to successfully grow the large-foliaged houseplant, fiddle leaf fig, and explain the benefits of worm castings. Their question this week comes from Carson who wants to know how to prevent mouse damage in her house and shed.

:28 Did You Know: We talk about a common weed, Capsella bursa-pastoris, aka shepherd’s purse.

5:50 Eat/Drink/Grow: Learn about the current hot houseplant, the fiddle leaf fig. No, it’s not the fig that produces fruit for Fig Newtons… but it’s large houseplant for bringing greenery into your home.

14:26 Inside Information: Worm castings – why you might want to pick some up at your local garden center.

21:18 Love Letters and Questions: Carson wants to prevent the mice from damaging things in her shed over the winter.

You can start with small fiddle leaf figs and grow them larger yourself…


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