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S2E22 Who influenced you to garden? The mittleider garden method, Guest Jan Bujan. The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener radio show podcast

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S2E22 Who influenced you to garden? The mittleider garden method, Guest Jan Bujan.

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Topics: Joey and Holly talk about who influenced you to garden, the mittleider garden method, and Guest Jan Bujan of
Joey and Holly tells Who influenced them to get into garden?
Mittleider came up with this method in the mid-70’s
Mittleider grow box. The box is basically a raised contained bed with the bottom in contact with regular soil. The substrate used to fill the box is soilless, roughly one-third sand and two-thirds sawdust. The highlights of Dr. Mittleider’s system begin with the idea that crops can be grown in any soil with the proper nutrients introduced and in a closely planted small space. He believed that even a 4-foot Mittleider grow box was sufficient to fulfill much of an individual’s produce needs.

Jan is the blogger on In the Garden with Grandma which is a website devoted to gardening with children and helping to Grow the Gardeners of Tomorrow. It’s a place where families are encouraged to unplug their devices, and together, plug into Mother Nature instead!
1.How did you get into gardening – as we talked about earlier in the show – who influenced you?
2. Why do you feel its so important to have children work in the garden?
3.What ages of children are best for starting to learn to garden?
4.Everyone, especially children, are distracted and love their electronic devices. How do you keep them engaged in gardening?
5.What are some items you reuse for the garden that make gardening easier for kids?
6.How do people find out more about you and your website?

Let your volunteer vegetables grow – quick tip

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Joey shows why you should let your volunteer vegetables grow no matter where they are