In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Dr. Lee Reich on various ways you can use natural science to improve the quality of your home garden soil.
Dr. Reich is going to tell us what natural science means to the home vegetable gardener, how you may be using natural science techniques already and not even know it, and how that can tie into you making better soil for your home garden.
From there, he'll tell us about some common mistakes he sees gardeners make all the time with their soil, why getting your soil tested is very important and why you should know the pH level of your soil and how to fix it.
About this episode's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Lee Reich
Lee Reich, PhD is an avid farmdener (more than a gardener, less than a farmer) with graduate degrees in soil science and horticulture. After working in plant and soil research with the USDA and Cornell University, he shifted gears and turned to writing, lecturing, and consulting.
His books include A Northeast Gardener’s Year, The Pruning Book, Weedless Gardening, Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, Landscaping With Fruit, and Grow Fruit Naturally. He writes regularly for a number of gardening magazines and his syndicated gardening column for Associated Press appears biweekly from coast to coast.
His farmden has been featured in such publications as the New York Times and Martha Stewart Living, has won awards from National Gardening and Organic Gardening magazines, and has been included in “Open Days” tours of the Garden Conservancy.