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Know Your Soil

Know Your Soil!
Host: Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

SoilKaren Lynn is so excited to have guest Annie Haven owner of Manure Tea  or “Moo Poo Tea” and blogger at Manure Tea.com they have a full line of all natural premium-soil conditioner teas for the home gardener, landscape, and farmer.  Karen Lynn actually refers to Annie affectionately as the “Compost Queen” and Annie is an extremely knowledgeable about gardening as well.    You can’t know compost without knowing the soil so this will be a great show to call in and ask Annie your compost, gardening, and soil questions. Continue reading Know Your Soil

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Composting is pure gold for gardening!

Composting is pure gold for gardening!
Host: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours

CompostingThis week on the We Grow Ours show, Nick and Mark Forman from 15,000 Farmers joining us to talk about composting. Mark tells us some good ways to get started and gets into some of the ways that composting has worked for him. We discuss why nothing organic should ever leave your home, but rather be put into that big pile of “Compost”! Compost is one of those things that make many people think of a big smelly pile of #$$%, yet in reality you can compost under your kitchen sink, in a small bucket or a large area, but no matter how you do it; it does not have to be a smelly proposition. Continue reading Composting is pure gold for gardening!

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Feeding your soil for a successful garden!

Fertilizer442x442Feeding your soil is the most important aspect of successful gardening.  Chemical fertilizers are not only an unnatural way of boosting nutrients, but also a very temporary solution, as nutrients are often quickly lost.  Compost, also know and gardeners’ black gold, will not only help add nutrients to your soil, but also help retain them as well as moisture, air, and beneficial organisms.

This week on The Prepared Canadian, we will celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, by discussing what is rotten in the state of your garden.  We will Canada 125look at the benefits of compost as a soil amendment, talk about building a compost bin, how to build your pile, and the various uses for compost.  From top dressing to brewing compost tea, as many aspects of composting as I can fit into a show will be on the docket, along with two, no effort ways to get compost that I have found, quite by accident.

Tune in to find out the whys, how’s, and what’s of composting your organic waste into gardeners’ black gold!
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