Sorry about the hiatus everyone. Its been a busy few weeks with Thanksgiving, the launch of my new podcast/site and work in general. Sorry about the blips and changes in audio quality today. I record at lunch in my truck and today the digital recorder kept dying on me!
I hate to keep rehashing the same subjects but I hope I keep adding new facets. This one is about soil (at least the third one I’ve done on soil) but I think you’ll find some different subjects I explore such as…
*Why soil isn’t just a planting material. Its a living ecosystem that almost acts like one giant organism.
*What lives in soil and their functions.
*Why chemical fertilizers are bad. Not just the in-your-face green movement stuff. The practical reasons and the science!
*We talk about legumes fixing nitrogen but did you know there is a fungi that attaches to roots and simply pulls in more nutrients for your plants? People who constantly spray their plants kill this wonderful organism.
*Why compost tumblers sometimes give less than stellar results and how to fix them.
*Some ways to avoid fungal and bacterial infections.
Be sure to check out our sponsors in the RH margin. It isn’t extremely expensive to run this show and I’d do it anyway but sponsors can help me pay for hosting costs and other upkeep fees.
Check out Saveourskills.com – Nick LaDieu has some great information on breaking down pallets for wood to make things (I made a beehive, a coldframe and a raised bed all out of pallet wood).
Check out Growing Your Grub – Steve Howard has some information on gifts that are great for gardeners.
Check out Country Consultant – Dene Brock documents the end of her fall garden. Plus she made our neat new banner!