Guest on a Podcast

Robert Pavlis has been a guest on the following podcasts.

Podcast With Bunny Guinness – Growing Nutritious Food

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Bunny in the Garden Podcast show where we discussed growing nutritious food and my new book Food Science for Gardeners

Join Bunny Guinness and myself as we discuss interesting things about food. 

Listen to Bunny in the Garden Podcast now

 


Podcast With Canada’s Local Gardener – Nutrients in the Garden

I had the pleasure of being a guest on Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast where we discussed nutrients in the garden. 

Join  Shauna Dobbie and myself as we discuss interesting things about soil and fertilizer. 

Listen to Canada’s Local Gardener Podcast now

 


Podcast With Joe Gardener – Microbe Science for Gardeners

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Joe Gardener Show Podcast where we discussed my new book, Microbe Science for Gardeners

Join Joe and myself as we discuss interesting things about microbes and their interaction with plants. 

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Podcast With Joe Gardener – Plant Science for Gardeners, Part 2

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Joe Gardener Show Podcast where we discussed my new book, Plant Science for Gardeners

Join Joe and myself as we discuss interesting things about plants. 

  • Key role of stomata
  • Phloem – movement of nutrients to leaves
  • Best light for plants
  • Why plants harden off
  • Cheap insecticidal soap
  • Do plants communicate?
  • Monarchs & plant chemicals

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Podcast With Flower Power Garden Hour – Interesting Facts About Soil

Marlene Simon is the host and producer of Flower Power Garden Hour Podcast and she recently had me on her show talking about the importance of soil, including the following. 

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Podcast With Joe Gardener – Plant Science for Gardeners, Part I

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Joe Gardener Show Podcast where we discussed my new book, Plant Science for Gardeners. 

Join Joe and myself as we discuss interesting things about plants. 

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Podcast With Maritime Gardener – Organic Matter and the Rhizosphere

Greg Auton, the host and content developer for Maritime Gardening interviewed me recently about soil. We discussed many things including the following.

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Podcast With Farmer Fred – Feeding Human Foods to Plants

Fred Hoffman, better known as Farmer Fred, is the host and content developer for Garden Basics, a podcast that covers a wide range of gardening topics. I was on his show recently where we discussed a long list of human foods and kitchen wastes that people feed to plants. Find out what works and what does not work. 

       My segment starts at the 8:30 mark. 

Listen to the Garden Basics podcast Now

  


Podcast With Farmer Fred – My Cut and Drop Method

Fred Hoffman, is the host and content developer for Garden Basics, a podcast that covers a wide range of gardening topics. I was on his show recently telling the audience all about my cut and drop method of composting.

       My segment starts at the 19:30 mark. 

Listen to the Garden Basics podcast Now

  


Podcast With Maritime Gardener – Soil

Greg Auton, the host and content developer for Maritime Gardening interviewed me recently about soil. We discussed many things including the following.

    • How does water affect soil and the flow of nutrients
    • Soil vs Soil Ecosystems
    • Aggregation – what every gardener should know. 
    • Till vs no-till
    • Organic nitrogen vs nitrogen salts
    • Why CEC of clay and organic matter are important
  • Information about a soil course.

Listen to the Maritime Gardener podcast Now

  


Podcast With Flower Power Garden Hour – Garden Myths

Marlene Simon is the host and producer of Flower Power Garden Hour Podcast and she recently had me on her show talking about Garden Myths. Join us for a fun time talking about all kinds of gardening topics, including the following. 

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Podcast With New Southern Garden – Common Garden Myths

Nathan Wilson, the host and content developer for New Southern Garden interviewed me recently about various garden myths including the following.

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Podcast With Maritime Gardening – All About Ants

Greg Auton, the host and content developer for Maritime Gardening interviewed me recently about ants.

Listen to the podcast and find out what really controls ants in the garden.

  • Are they good for the garden?
  • Will they harm plants?
  • How do they affect soil?
  • Myths about controlling ants
  • Does borax work and how should it be used?
  • What about corn meal, boiling water and essential oils?

Listen to the Maritime Gardening podcast Now

 


Podcast With Joe Gardener – Products You Don’t Need to Buy & Why

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Joe Gardener Show Podcast where we discussed a number of products you don’t need to buy. 

Join Joe and myself as we discuss why you don’t need to buy these gardening products. Listen to the podcast and save yourself some money, which you can then spend it on plants. 

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Podcast with Ecotopia – Soil Health

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Ecotopia Podcast and the live radio program, KZFR 90.1 Chico, where we discussed soil myths and soil health. 

Susan and Stephen Tchudi  and I had a great chat on a variety of gardening topics including the following. 

  • Drip irrigation
  • Wood chips and loss of nitrogen
  • Best watering techniques
  • Soil improvement methods
  • Best organic matter
  • Growing lavendar
  • Understanding how plants grow
  • Importance of microbes  to soil

Listen to the Ecotopia podcast Now

 


Podcast With Urban Farm – Soil Myths

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Urban Farm Podcast where we discussed common soil myths. 

Farmer Greg and I both believe in the importance of creating and maintaining healthy soil. In this podcast we delve into many topics that gardeners need to know in order to grow plants successfully.

  • The microbes and organic matter that lead to healthy soil. 
  • Fertilizer ratios vs what your plants need 
  • Myths about fertilizers 
  • Starting with a soil test vs letting your plants show you deficiencies 
  • How organic matter makes nutrients available in soil  
  • Knowing when you’ve added too much organic matter 
  • The air to water ratio in healthy soil 
  • Identifying soil deficiencies using plant symptoms 
  • Building natural ponds 
  • Gardening myths and the science and research that debunks many common beliefs 

Listen to the Urban Farm podcast Now

 


Podcast With Joe Gardener – Houseplant Myths

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Joe Gardener Show Podcast where we discussed common houseplant myths. 

Joe and I both believe in fact-based gardening and in keeping it simple. Simple makes gardening so much more fun and successful. Learn about these common houseplant myths.

 

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Root Simple Podcast – Starting Seeds, Soil Testing, and Much More

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Maritime Gardening Podcast – Things You Should Not Buy

Greg Auton, the host and content developer for Maritime Gardening interviewed me recently about gardening products that are not worth buying.

Listen to the podcast and save yourself some money!

Listen to the Maritime Gardening Podcast on Things you should not buy

 


 

Maritime Gardening Podcast – Building Natural Ponds

Greg Auton, host and content developer for Maritime Gardening interviewed me about building natural ponds.

Here are some of the things we discussed:

  • What is a natural pond
  • Building one without a liner
  • Selecting plants
  • Planting without pots
  • Do you need to add beneficial bacteria
  • Keeping gold fish over winter in the pond

Listen to the Maritime Gardening Podcast on Building Natural Ponds

 


Maritime Gardening Podcast #1

Greg Auton, host and content developer for Maritime Gardening interviewed me about some garden myths related to growing vegetables.

Here are some of the things we discussed:

  • Overwintering carrots and parsnips
  • Pre-soaking beans and peas could be a mistake
  • Growing peas and beans on the same trellis
  • Blanching rhubarb
  • The myth of poisonous rhubarb leaves
  • Biggest myth in gardening
  • Why does every tomato fertilizer have a different formula
  • Selecting the best mulch for vegetable gardens

Listen to the Maritime Gardening Podcast #1 now

 


Maritime Gardening Podcast #2

Part 2 of the podcast with Greg Auton, host and content developer for Maritime Gardening.

Here are some of the things we discussed:

  • Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes
  • Epsom salts myths
  • Using TUMS for your tomatoes
  • Preventing blight on tomatoes
  • Wood chips vs straw vs hay in the vegetable garden

Listen to the Maritime Gardening Podcast #2 now

 


The Vegetable Gardening Show

Mike the Gardener from The Vegetable Gardening Show interviewed me recently to talk about garden myths.

Here are some of the things we discussed:

  • Techniques to make large gardens, less work
  • Mulching to help reduce your workload in the garden
  • How bad gardening information becomes well known garden myths
  • Garden myths that won’t go away, like exploding slugs
  • Fundamentals of planning out your garden
  • Top 3 mistakes of new gardeners

Listen to the Vegetable Gardening podcast now

 


Tova’s Garden

Tova Roseman from Tova’s Garden and I talked a lot about simplifying the gardening process and how a better understanding of garden myths leads to a more successful garden.

Here is a list of some of the topics discussed in this podcast.

  • Learning to work with nature
  • Adopting the cut and drop method
  • Why you should clean up the garden in spring, instead of fall
  • Let nature solve pest problems
  • Benefits of watering less
  • Match plants to soil
  • The truth about Epsom salts
  • Solving blossom end rot in tomatoes
  • The real benefit of compost in your garden
  • Creating a natural pond without electricity

Listen to Tova’s Garden podcast now

 


Root Simple

Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple interviewed me about a wide range of gardening topics. They wanted to better understand my gardening philosophy and how I manage to take care of a 6 acre garden with a lot less effort than most gardeners. Keeping things simple and understanding the real reasons why we do things in the garden allow me to enjoy the garden more with less effort.In this podcast you will learn some of my secretes, which anyone can use.

  • The why and how of Aspen Grove gardens
  • Keeping fertilizer to a minimum
  • Using chemicals sparingly
  • Benefits of cut and drop composting
  • Compost tea myths
  • Understanding bokashi
  • You can have too much compost
  • Controlling mosquitoes with plants
  • Treating vegetables different than landscape plants
  • Organic vs synthetic fertilizer
  • Learning to accept some pests

Listen to the Root Simple podcast now

 

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