Straw Bale Gardens, Overwintering a Bay Tree and An Acorn Myth

In this autumnal episode Ellen Zachos and C.L. Fornari talk about the pros and cons of straw bale gardens…fantastic or a fad? We talk about burdock (one person’s weed is another’s dinner) and keeping that potted bay tree over the winter indoors.

:28 Plant Noob: What is burdock?
3:33 Eat/Drink/Grow: straw bale gardens
12:42 Did You Know: Overwintering bay trees
22:54 Love Letters and Questions The myth of sweet acorns
See Ellen’s burdock fritter recipe here.

Ellen took a photo of a burdock plant with one of her shoes so you can see just how large this weed…I mean fantastic foraged plant, grows. 😉 

OK…Ellen almost has me appreciating burdock with this fritter photo. If you try it, let us know, OK?

C.L.’s bay tree is so large that it requires a hand-truck to get it into the garage for the winter. But having this beautiful plant, and the constant supply of fresh bay leaves, is worth the effort.

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