A gardening podcast that I enjoy and have been meaning to recommend is by someone long known to readers of gardening books – the inimitable Felder Rushing. It’s called The Gestalt Gardener and it’s produced by Mississippi Public Radio.
Don’t worry about it being as all NPR-ish, though. It’s Felder at his folksiest – pretty damn folksy, given his Southern accent and laid-back attitudes all-round – with lots of listeners calling in and Felder dishing out his super-local advice. I enjoy the Q&A no matter how irrelevant it may be in my own climate.
Nowadays Felder is gardening not just in Mississippi but also in England, and spends lots of time with gardeners and cooks in Italy, yet manages to tell his listeners about all that without seeming pretentious in the least.
Felder’s a lot of fun to chat with, as I did for the April 22 episode of the show, starting at 13:25 minutes. We covered GardenRant, Lawn Reform, and my supposed close relationship with the White House gardener.
Can I just take back one thing I said? That because GardenRant has writers in Maryland, New York and California, that we “have the country covered,” which I imagine pissed off listeners in, oh, about 47 states.