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While we’ve been discussing opting out of various systems throughout this entire season, most of our solutions have been to seek out things that aren’t necessarily mainstream.
However, there is one area of the food system that most of you have the opportunity to take ownership of in your own home. In this podcast episode, I’m joined by my friend Bailey Vantassel, a garden blogger and enthusiast from California.
Together we start at the beginning, discussing how to determine what crops are suitable for you climate, how to analyze and amend your soil, what plants that will thrive in the shade, and so much more. We also discuss what makes a hero veggie, and reveal the key secret to making any garden successful. What is it? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Podcast Episode Highlights
- Second wave of gardening right now
- Starting a garden: where should you start?
- How to create garden soil
- Garden berms 101
- No-till method tips
- Learning from intuition and experimenting
- Tips for a shady backyard
- Tips for overcoming overwhelm for switching from grocery-store veggies to growing your own
- A closer look at ‘hero veggies’
- Why vertical gardening is so awesome
- What was the initial push for “doing the hard thing”
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Podcast Episode Resources and Links Mentioned
This episode is proudly sponsored by my own company: Genuine Beef Co. (https://genuinebeefco.com/). This dream has been 4 years in the making, but we are finally shipping our Wyoming-raised beef nationwide! It’s grass fed AND grass-finished, dry-aged to perfection, and vacuum-sealed in a USDA facility. We have 90/10 ground beef, roasts, steaks, and a variety of bundles. Use code PODCAST for 10% off your order.
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Connect with Bailey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/baileyvantassel/
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