S2 E29 Unique ways some vegetables grow, dealing with slugs, Guest Juan & Ashley of omgrowngarden The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show Podcast

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Replay of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from 9-15-18 on 860AM WNOV and W293cx 106.5 FM Milwaukee WI,
listen here during show hours Saturdays 9-10 am CST https://tinyurl.com/zvh5kaz
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Topics: Joey and Holly talk about 5 Unique ways some vegetables grow
dealing with slugs, also their guests Ashley Romero and Juan De los Rios started growing a dream on a tiny apartment balcony. Discover the passion that led them to buying 6 acres of their own follower their journey on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/omgrowngarden/
Unique ways some vegetables grow
Corn – Scientists believe people living in central Mexico developed corn at least 7000 years ago. It was started from a wild grass called teosinte. Teosinte looked very different from our corn today. The kernels were small and were not placed close together like kernels on the husked ear of modern corn.
Leeks – grow like onions
Strawberries and raspberries aren’t really berries in the botanical sense. They are derived from a single flower with more than one ovary, making them an aggregate fruit. True berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower with one ovary and typically have several seeds.
Pineapple – grows like a bush –
Brussel sprouts – brassica family – grow on a stalk – sprouts grow out the sides of stalk
Dealing with slugs
– Organically – beer in cups – buried at soil level – organic pesticides – coffee ground, eggshells, sand, avoid having damn dark places – copper wire – Diatomaceous earth – hair – slug tape – salt
– Chemically – pesticides – harmful herbicides

Juan and Ashley are a young couple currently residing in Austin, TX and they just bought a farm. They share their growing lives on social media to help inspire others.
1.You two are not from TX originally – how did you meet and how did your experiences with gardening both begin?
2.What inspired you to buy 6 acres and move to a larger scale of agriculture?
3.You are still new gardeners – what is the best advice you can give to new gardeners from your fresh perspective?
4.You like to grow sustainably – how will you keep that going on the farm?
5.You would like to use the farm as a source of income – are there certain crops you will grow for that or will you grow a variety of things?
6.How can people find you to follow you and find out more about you?

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