Sorry folks, I edited this on the road so the show notes are incomplete and only come in at the last half but most important links we talk about are there. Thanks always for listening. This Bonus Episode with Joe Lamp’l is awesome full of tons of golden seeds and most of all inspiration on this Earth Day! This weeks episode with Larry Tse from Dig Inns is one you won’t want to miss either. Two amazing gardeners and stewards of our planet you will love both of these episodes about sustainable living and caring for our planet!
Which activity is your least favorite activity to do in the garden?
kind of weird
so much out there to harvest
figure out what to do with it if I haven’t planned for it
peak of freshness
where I’m gonna go
whos’ coming to get it
love to grow it
what to do with that produce
don’t want it to go bad
food pantries in your area
take in that produce
only have so many hours
take it in
made available to those who need it
Gary Oppenhower has dedicated
make sure people don’t grow hungry that are unnecessarily, that are your neighbors.
I like planting and watching it grow
it’s not like you see it happen before your eyes
healthy garden every day is different
in the early morning
just us out there with the plants
there’s so much to see to me that’s how you really learn how plants work
see the water droplets coming off the margins of your tomato leaves
why is that
that’s the water pumping up
through the margins of the leaves
that’s a phenonomenom
take the time to understand
good sign there’s enough moisture in the soil
telling me the plant is healthy
morning walks with my coffee time to commune with your plants
my favorite thing
everyday opportunity to spend time in the garden
make those observational
I swear sometime before your eyes. There’s some days in the heat of the day I feel like it grows 3″ in a day. We have really long days, in June on the equinox June 22, the sun is out til like 11pm and it drives me crazy.
feed the soil let the soil feed the plants!
It just plants
is all related to how healthy your soil is
super star gardeners
make our soil healthier
compost make it yourself
so many things beyond making great soil your also taking waste out of the waste stream
It’s the best soil input make at home
why wouldn’t you want to do it?! Oh by the way it keeps it out of the landfill and reduces carbon dioxide
we aren’t all doing that
It’s a little bit of work and extra things to do on your to do list
do it with compost
it’s the best
in fact people don’t compost because they think its too complicated
happens in nature
IDK, I just don’t know that it’s extra work. In my apartment there’s probably 2 month’s worth of garbage there, but what’s in there, nothing but paper? I don’t throw anything away that’s gonna smell or rot. It drives me crazy to me it’s not extra work it’s just sorting.
It’s gonna make it lighter. To say nothing of I have the brownest thumb anywhere but it’s so easy! I can make compost and you never go wrong… I just feel like you do, it can just be an extension of your life. It drives me crazy at school… I almost got the ok if we could get it growing.
IT’s the key!
So easy to make!
Incredibly easy to make, people think it’s complicated but it’s not!
It happens in nature with no intervention
It’s forgiving, you can stir it once a week or once a month, sometimes it get’s moldy, mike will say stir that but its pretty easy!
my holster on my belt that
holds my garden knife
basically a hori hori
don’t like the wooden flat handle
option hard rubber orange handle
serrated stainless steal knife.
so many ones that looks the same
they also sell the holster
holds my pruners
soil knife or pruners using all the time whenever I step outside
there were a fire
grab that sheaf
Good I’m glad you asked that, sometimes we take for granted that everybody is growing food
productive vegettable garden
getting it locally or farmers market
not going 200,000 miles get to them
all the power to them
I recommend people think closely about what you can plant that is gonna attract native wildlife
birds and pollinators
now I understand where you live
losing to urban sprawl
losing these habitats and
wildlife depends on
trees taken down
we can do no matter where we live
repopulate some of the most important flora and fauna things
the life giving sustenance
entertains us too
As we speak I’m looking out at four bird feeders
food they are taking from these
coming from plants out there
plant it and they will come
pick up the plants on the rack store because they are pretty
Does it really serve the greater good
Does it serve wildlife that we need?
Probably the answer is no it does
Maybe do a little educaiton online
more then one purpose
More then an productive native plant
a little bit of homework
Unfortunately the plants in don’t typically care with those
easiest to grow in the
lowest commno denominator
I’m gonna take the challenge to a listener out there who doesn’t know what kind of green business they want to start is a Native Plant nursery, where do you have access to those. You’re going to the store on the weekend. Do the person who does the research on line.
Ask your local garden center to get native plants
create the demand if you provide the supply
typically stores don’t sell things that people don’t buy but
people aren’t gonna buy it if the store doesn’t carry it.
Ask to carry it.
support purchasing those items once they make the investment.
A favorite recipe you like to cook from the garden?
I love to cook
I’m not all that sophisticated
love the tomatoes
don’t even make it inside
nothing more flavorful then what you just went out to your garden and harvestsed
2 teenage daughters who aren’t the craziest about vegetables unless the
not the best tasting out there
grown from who knows where
I just love cooking stuff out of my garden
Broccoli is super super sweet
they’ll eat it from my garden raw but not otherwise
I like to hear that
browse a lot
tend to go to the academic sites
don’t feel like your getting the whole
Margaret Roach A Way to Garden
such a science based digger of info
best info out there
does a great job
working for marhta stewart
find the info
best sources for it
applied that to her blog
if she’s written about it talked about it or the both
if I need info
first go to place
top people in all the fields
I used to love Organic Gardening Magazine
fine gardening mag
I love books
go towards books
buying organic why that makes sense
exposing the harm chemicals
love all the books