S2E17 Feeding your plants, what is micro farming? Guest Mr. Green Thumb TWVG Radio Show

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Topics: Joey and Holly talks about what and how to feed your plants also what is micro farming? Guest Mr. Green Thumb”, Stan DeFreitas of http://www.askmrgreenthumb.com/
Feeding you plants and your soil
compost rea, Manure tea, purple cow tea
feeds the soil
less expensive than synthetic
your plants will not be dependent on it
easy to use and brew
great Nutrient boost
Micro farming done on a smaller level with a high production less than 5 acres
small land
Hight yield
smart use of space
empty city lot
can include chickens for eggs and meat, meat rabbits
greenhouse micro greens mushrooms
can be very profitable sales at farmers markets and csa’s
do not want to have fails
Also known as “Mr. Greenthumb”, Stan DeFreitas has experience as a urban horticulturist working for the Pinellas County Extension Service and has taught horticulture at the St. Petersburg College. “Mr. Greenthumb” has spread gardening know-how on radio, tv and newspaper columns in both the Clearwater Sun and the Tampa Tribune.

1.What are nemotodes? What can they be controlled?
2.We use a lot of mulch, why do you find mulch beneficial and what mulch do you use? What mulch would you not recommend a gardener use?
3.People who have little gardening space – we recommend growing herbs – what tips do you have for growing herbs and what are some herbs you feel everyone can and would be able to grow?
4. pH level is a term that people hear, but many newer gardeners are not sure what it means , and people reach out to us, we lead towards asking if they have a soil test – how can a pH and soil test make one a better gardener and are soil tests necessary or how often?
5. What is air layering?
6.How can our listeners find more of you and your great information?


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