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“Speaking Moistly” About Soil with Keith Reid

Maritime Gardening Podcast Episode 100

Summer is here, the heat is on, and from this point of the growing season onward, having a good garden is all about maintaining the moisture levels in your soil. Thankfully, in this episode we have the perfect guest to help us improve our understanding of how water behaves in soil systems. Keith Reid is the author of the book: “Improving Your Soil”. We talk a little bit about his book, and why he wrote it – and then he answers all my questions about maintaining optimal moisture levels in garden soil.

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 can be found using any of the the following links:
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