Episode 36 - Greg's Early May Garden Update

036 : Greg’s Early May Garden Update

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May 20, 2017 Comments (0) General Gardening, Podcast

037 : More Mulch Madness

Episode 37 - More Mulch Madness

In this episode Greg talks about the use of mulches in vegetable gardens.

Why Mulches are important

-weed control
-water retention
-fertilization
-ideal environment for beneficial organisms
-generates compost in your garden

Types of mulch:

-ramial woodchips
-leaves
-grass clippings
-rotten logs
-seaweed
-hay
-straw
-spruce boughs

Mulches and permaculture design

– Permaculture is about copying systems that work in nature
– Virtually anywhere you see something growing in nature, the soil is covered in some sort of mulch
– Mulches greatly reduce the amount of work that you have to do in your garden, moreover, they make use of locally sourced inputs, thereby benefiting the environment.

Links Mentioned

Also, be sure to check out Greg’s column in the LocalXpress – ‘Growing Food With Greg

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