220. Asa Adams Elementary Greenhouse | Shaping Green Future Growers | Joe the Mason Returns | Orono, Maine
Joe the Mason Greenhouse coordinator and awesome Elementary School custodian returns from Orono Maine to tell us about the school greenhouse he cares for, and the pollinator garden he’s going to create this spring with a grant from the Audubon Society! As well as his pickling successes and many other golden seeds! You won’t want to miss this episode!
Tell us a little about yourself.
Thank you for having me back on ! I feel like an honor to be back on the second time. I am a custodian at our ASA Elementary.
I am an organic minded grower in the backyard
this year I was selected to be the greenhouse coordinator and I was selected
Tell me about your first gardening experience?
So it was back when I was a kid in the same house I was living in now, my grandfather
wipe the dirt off on the shorts
pull a accept
when I moved back to maine in 2007
I started gardening on a
back in the house that I grew up in
dug the back up again
go to lawn
dad mowing it
dug it back up 20’ x 50’
Tell us about something that grew well this year.
not a good year for my garden
back to hand tilling g
more earth worm friendly turn over
one of my ag friends here
seeds were too old
here’s a tip I wasn’t aware of
planting all of my seeds 1/4 inch deep
a seed isn’t supposed to be planted more then a 1/4 inch
what makes it grow and the food to get there
if it doesn’t have enough
not envought to
hear it it makes total sense
use all these lessons
still grow brussels sprouts because I love those
cucumbers and zucchinis
I pickle everything!
actually for Christmas my friends got me this book:
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