S2E10 – Mulch, 5 container Garden tip Guest chicken expert author Melissa Caughey TWVG Radio show

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Replay of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from 5-5-18 on 860AM WNOV and W293cx 106.5 FM Milwaukee WI,
listen here during show hours Saturdays 9-10 am CST https://tinyurl.com/zvh5kaz
Topics:Joey and Holly talk about Mulch the good and the back, and 5 container gardening tips also their guest author and chicken expert Melissa Caughey of https://www.tillysnest.com/

Synthetic, natural, etc
Grass clippings, leaves, straw, shredded paper, cardboard (may contain formaldehyde)
wood chips but not mixed in – as they break down they may take some nitrogen away
cocoa mulch
5 tips for a better container garden

1. Get a container that is the right size for the plant you’re growing – drainage holes
2. good potting mix
3. proper amount of light
4. consistent watering PLANT BOOSTER
5. nutrients
6. mulch

They talk about:
1.If you know you can raise chickens where you live – what are 2 aspects of chicken keeping most people may not consider?
2.When starting your chicken journey – for a newbie – is it best to start with chicks or with adult chickens?
3.For most breeds, how long can one expect before they can get eggs or how long before a chicken will produce eggs?
4.How much space does 1 chicken need?
5.What is the cost investment per year for 1 chicken? Food…?
6.Do you have to have a chicken coop or are there shortcuts to house the chickens or is there a reason why a coop is needed?
7.Where can people find your books and what is something we may be surprised to find in your newest book how to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say without giving too much away?


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