602: Partnering with Nature
A chat with Jessica Walliser.
In This Garden Chat:
Jessica Walliser returns for a riveting discussion about unique ways we can partner with nature that will enable a thriving garden. Many perceive bugs or mushrooms as a pest problem, however, Jessica points out that fungi and insects can actually be an indicator of other things happening in your garden. Jessica guides us through different ways that we can utilize nature to create a symbiotic ecosystem and identifying the difference between pests versus beneficial bugs.
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Jessica co-hosted The Organic Gardeners, an award-winning program on KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for 15 years, is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine as well as being a co-founder of the popular gardening website SavvyGardening.com. Jessica is the author of seven gardening books, including the Amazon best-seller Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and her newest book Plant Partners: Science-based Companion Planting Strategies for the Vegetable Garden.
Check out Jessica’s previous podcast 588: Jessica Walliser on Science-Based Companion Planting
Listen in for more about Beneficial Bugs! Pollinators! Composting Tips!
– Understanding the impacts we have on ecosystems
– The importance of creating a connection with nature
– Native versus non-native plants
– Benefits of composting
– Jessica’s article: How to Winterize Your Yard
– Bugs, mushrooms, and their benefits to your yard
– Making assumptions about pests
– How do we manage moles, voles, and gophers
– What do ‘decomposers’ indicate
– Beneficial bugs that control bad bugs
– Rule of thumb for the ‘chop and drop’ method
– Advice on composting with weeds
– Jessica’s article: A Simple Compost How-to Guide
– Sign up for Savvy Gardening Newsletter HERE
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