In this episode, I talk to Keith Reid, author of the book: “Improving Your Soil”. We talk a little bit about his book, and why he wrote it – and then he answers a good smattering of soil-related viewer questions (as well as a couple of my own).
Keith has been fascinated with soil from the time he was growing up on a mixed farm in Bruce county, Ontario, and has been lucky enough to make that fascination into a career that has spanned four decades. This has included time working for a fertilizer and farm supply retailer, the Ontario government as a soil fertility specialist, and the Canadian government as a soil scientist developing methods to keep phosphorus on the land and out of the Great Lakes. Throughout this time, there have always been gardens to tend. Writing “Improving Your Soil” was an opportunity to share what he has learned in a clear, approachable way for gardeners wherever they are, spanning the gap between the cursory treatment in most garden books and the complexity of a university textbook.
His book is widely available through Amazon/Indigo/etc.
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