On this special reprise episode of The Farm Report, host Erin Fairbanks has Sydney Phelps on the line from our friends at Bonnie Plants chatting about their free app, Homegrown with Bonnie Plants. Ideal for new gardeners, the app provides in-depth information on topics like container gardening, fertilizing, and what to do in a drought (like what California customers are experiencing) that can steer you to having a fruitful and tasty garden. With 65 locations across the country, Sydney explains that when you’re dealing with Bonnie Plants, their products are grown suited for the conditions in which the consumer lives and are heartier with attention to what customers want from region to region across the country. Touching upon many topics to inspire green thumbs everywhere, this is a conversation not to be missed as summer approaches! This program was brought to you by EscapeMaker.com.
“We wanted something to make something that would be easy for novice consumers to find something and catch on and try it, as well as kids. So, we thought, let’s do a pizza garden so we gave all the ingredients of things you need to make a pizza that you can grow in a raised bed garden.” [11:30]
“I thought something was really going on with my parsley when I got into herb gardening, it was just getting eaten and I didn’t have a clue as to what was going on but I realized when I saw a caterpillar going through its transformation!” [16:09]
—Sydney Phelps on The Farm Report