The snow layer has crusted over from the cold. The slightly warmer garage is as close to being outside as I get.
Tools are sharpened, handles sanded and sealed. The seed catalogs are dog-eared and wrinkled. Last years leftover seeds have been inspected, this years ordered. It is really not gardening, but something I fool myself into thinking it is, at least at this time of the year.
I survive listening to audio podcast from around the gardening world.
Here are a few;
Gardening Today from Iowa
Two hours of solid advice.
The Sodshow from Dublin , Ireland.
Great interviews, the outstanding musical breaks are a plus.
Gardening with Tim and Joe BBC Radio Leeds.
A 15-20 minute compilation of the gardening bits from their longer (3 hour) show. The whole show is super, but you have to be up early Sunday morning to catch the whole thing live.
A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach, upstate NY
A bit too “sustainable” at times, but I suffer through for the excellent gardening advice.
Gardener’s Corner BBC UK
Garden walks and garden talks.
In the Garden with Ron Wilson
I usually listen live online (wtam dropped him) Saturday mornings from 6-9. This show is out of Cincinnati, Oh so, is a bit closer to home.
A bit heavy on lawn advice in the spring but with a lineup like this,”The Yardboy”, BarBEE Fletcher, and “Buggy” Joe Boggs (just about the funniest etymologist around) certainly entertaining.