The foundation of any healthy garden starts with the soil. In fact, the health of everything above ground starts with what’s below it. To get a better understanding on the real dirt of healthy soil and compost, this episode goes to the source with a tour of a Soil Testing lab and the U.S. Composting Council so we can all learn how to create the best foundation in our own home garden and landscapes.
Liv Bull says
Please help. Recently I saw part of a episode about a tomato grower that planted tomatoes in plastic bags. I have searched your web site for hours for this episode with negative results. Please help me find this episode. I would love to know more about this bag planting method and other tomato growing information talked about……Thank you so much.
Joe Lamp'l says
The only show that I am aware of where the gardener grows his tomatoes in grow bags is Craig LeHoullier in episode 803. Here’s the link: https://www.growingagreenerworld.com/episode-803-epic-tomatoes/
PETER BENTLEY says
i get coffee grounds from a coffee store are they to acidic to put right on my vegetable garden
Joe Lamp'l says
The coffee grounds themselves are not acidic and nearly pH neutral. The acidity is in the liquid so it’s not a factor in the grounds themselves. I always add lots of nitrogen-rich coffee grounds to my compost pile but I see no reason why you could not add them directly to your garden soil.
James McComb says
I happened across your show on our local PBS station. I have been interested in beekeeping due to having a small orchard but did not know of anyone who could help me. I have recently found someone to help me learn about beekeeping. I viewed your episode on beekeeping and found it quite interesting and very informative. I want to go back and reread it for more information.