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083 Feed the Soil, Not the Plants. Snail, Slug Control Products Explained. Daffodils

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Garden Basics with Farmer Fred
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We revisit one of the most popular segments ever aired on our program: why feeding your soil yields better results than feeding your plants. Sound confusing? It’s actually quite simple!You can learn a lot when you hang out with retired college horticultural professor Debbie Flower at a nursery. We r
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We revisit one of the most popular segments ever aired on our program: why feeding your soil yields better results than feeding your plants. Sound confusing? It’s actually quite simple!You can learn a lot when you hang out with retired college horticultural professor Debbie Flower at a nursery. We recently spent a morning looking at all the snail and slug control products that are available. Which are the most effective? Which ones are, shall we say, are dubious? We find out. Also, Warren Roberts of the UC Davis Arboretum talks about one of the brightest lights in the late winter garden, the daffodil. It’s all on episode 83 of the Garden Basics podcast, brought to you by Smart Pots. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes. Let’s go!Pictured:The Chard is cheery and the Parsley is perky when grown in a raised bed, topped with several inches of oak leaf mulch. The mulch inhibits weeds, moderates soil temperature, preserves soil moisture, and best of all: as it breaks down, it feeds the soil.Links:G&B Organic FertilizersWorm CastingsWorm BinsSnail, Slug Control Products (look for the active ingredient, Iron Phosphate)DaffodilsUC Davis ArboretumMore episodes and info available at Garden Basics with Farmer FredGarden Basics comes out every Tuesday and Friday. More info including live links, product information, transcripts, and chapters available at the home site for Garden Basics with Farmer Fred. Please subscribe, and, if you are listening on Apple, please leave a comment or rating. That helps us decide which garden topics you would like to see addressed.Got a garden question? There are several ways to get in touch: leave an audio question without making a phone call via Speakpipe.Text us the question: 916-292-8964. E-mail: fred@farmerfred.com or, leave a question at the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram locations below. Be sure to tell us where you are when you leave a question, because all gardening is local. And thank you for listening.All About Farmer Fred:Farmer Fred website: http://farmerfred.comDaily Garden tips and snark on TwitterThe Farmer Fred Rant! BlogFacebook:  "Get Growing with Farmer Fred"Instagram: farmerfredhoffmanFarmer Fred Garden Videos on YouTubeAs an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases from possible links mentioned here.
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