On The Ledge
On The Ledge
Jane Perrone
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On The Ledge is a podcast all about indoor gardening - helping you to grow everything from Aloe vera to the ZZ plant.  Presenter Jane Perrone has been nuts about houseplants since she was knee high to a Swiss cheese plant. She quizzes the experts, helps you find cool new stuff to grow and figures out how to fix your plant problems. For more information, email ontheledgepodcast@gmail.com or visit janeperrone.com.
Episode 160: leaf botany part four - pigments
Professor Nox Makunga of Stellenbosch University in South Africa joins me to explain the pigments that give houseplant leaves their colours, I answer a question about a ‘Silver Ripple’ Peperomia and we hear from listener Mia. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/10/16/episode-160-leaf-botany-part-four-pigments
Oct 16
42 min
Episode 159: My Life in Plants with illustrator Katie Vaz
Illustrator Katie Vaz talks to me about her new book My Life in Plants and I answer a question about plants for a south-facing window. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/10/7/episode-159
Oct 9
37 min
Episode 158: an A to Z of potting mix ingredients, part three
It’s the final part of my run-through of the various things you can use to make up your houseplant potting mixes, including perlite and vermiculite; plus I answer a question about a mixed planter. Want to help me make my houseplant book Legends of the Leaf a reality? Pledge now.... https://unbound.com/books/legends-of-the-leaf/ For the full show notes, visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/10/2/episode-158-an-a-to-z-of-potting-mix-ingredients-part-three
Oct 2
25 min
Episode 157: an A to Z of potting mix ingredients part two
IIn the second part of my potting mix ingredients A-Z I work through from C to L, plus I answer a question about watering citrus trees, and we hear from listener Theresa. Want to help me make my houseplant book Legends of the Leaf a reality? Pledge now! For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/9/25/episode-157-an-a-to-z-of-potting-mix-ingredients-part-two
Sep 25
32 min
Midweek bonus 6: Legends of the Leaf campaign launch
Find out about my crowdfunding appeal on Unbound for forthcoming book Legends of the Leaf: The story behind 25 iconic houseplants and the secrets to making them thrive.  Pledge your support here: https://unbound.com/books/legends-of-the-leaf/ For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/legendsbook
Sep 23
10 min
Episode 156: an A to Z of potting mix ingredients, part one
I am joined by fellow houseplant expert Mr Houseplant, aka Vladan Nikolic, to discuss the ingredients that go into your plants’ pots, plus I answer a question about finding name-appropriate houseplant gifts. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/9/18/episode-156-potting-mix-ingredients-an-a-to-z-part-one
Sep 18
29 min
Episode 155: your listener questions
It’s time to answer some listener questions! Distorted Monstera leaves, watering techniques and black pepper plants all come under scrutiny in this Q&A special. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/9/11/episode-155-your-listener-questions
Sep 11
29 min
Episode 154: the price of rare plants
Prices for so-called unicorn plants have gone sky high as the houseplant trend continues to explode, but this week I am asking: is any plant really worth that much? Plus I answer a listener question about marks on a moon cactus and we hear from listener Basma. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/9/4/episode-154-the-price-of-rare-plants
Sep 4
38 min
Episode 153: Claire Ratinon on growing food in small spaces, and racism in horticulture
Organic grower Claire Ratinon joins me to talk about her new book, How To Grow Your Dinner Without Leaving The House and racism in horticulture, and I answer a question about a jade plant with tiny leaves. For the full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/8/27/episode-153
Aug 28
1 hr 6 min
Episode 152: leaf botany part three - silicon
This week I find out what silicon does for plants, answer a couple of questions about brown spots on leaves, and we hear from listener MV. For full show notes visit https://www.janeperrone.com/on-the-ledge/2020/8/21/episode-152-leaf-botany-part-three-silicon
Aug 21
34 min
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