651: Thinking Outside the Garden Box.
A Garden Chat with Ray Jess.
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In This Garden Chat:
Farmer Greg talks with Raymond Jess and Janis Norton, from the Urban Farm, about a multitude of variations on the traditional garden box. They share their own experiences and discuss the unique advantages of each type of bed, covering topics such as how they work, how to set them up, and how to care for them. Raymond gives us a peek inside his garden, telling us what he is currently growing and how he is growing it, and Janis tells how to nourish your plants so they thrive.
Raymond Jess is the Urban Farm General Store leader, master gardener, and all around fun guy. Ray has been gardening for more than two decades and loves to experiment with ways to plant in the ground and in various containers.
– Wicking beds
– Gbiota beds
– Lehr garden
– Plants that don’t do well in a wicking bed
– Most rewarding thing Ray has grown and what he grew it in
– What Ray is growing now
– Starting seeds
– Temperatures for starting seeds
– Recommended foliar feeding products and how to use them
– An onion you can take a bite out of??
– How long before harvest should you stop foliar feeding?
– Benefits of mycorrhizae
– A tip for those who might be struggling
– Side dressing
Ray’s Posts on Our Blog:
Ray’s article on Building My Wicking Bed
Ray’s Previous Podcast Episode:
How to reach Ray:
You can send an email to Ray at email@example.com and it will be forwarded to him.
Check out the following links mentioned in this episode.
– Cricket Aldridge on Suburban Homesteading on the Urban Farm Podcast
– Gardening with Less Water by David Bainbridge
– David Bainbridge on Gardening with Less Water on the Urban Farm Podcast
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