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#428: Build Your Garden Soil Organically - [Steve Stumbras]



In This Episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show

#428: Build Your Garden Soil Organically - [Steve Stumbras] In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Steve Stumbras from Purple Cow Organics on how you can build your soil organically.

Steve has been helping farmers build their soil naturally and organically for nearly 9 years by understanding the biology of what it takes to replenish the soil's nutrients.

He is going to come on The Vegetable Gardening Show today and share with us some of what he does at Purple Cow Organics and how those techniques relate to the home vegetable gardener.

From there, Steve will tell us what soil blocking is and why it is beneficial to you in order to get a head start on your vegetable gardening season.

This, and so much more, on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!


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Here's What We'll Cover in this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Building Organic Soil
  • Soil Biology
  • Soil Blocking
  • Water Soluble Nitrogen

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About this episode's guest, Steve Stumbras of Purple Cow Organics

#428: Build Your Garden Soil Organically - [Steve Stumbras] Look around your local store or farmers’ market. Shoppers pick up fruit and vegetables. They squeeze, smell, knock, and even listen to it. Then they select another for comparison and repeat until they have located the “perfect” it. Unfortunately, this selection process doesn’t determine the quality of produce.

Think back to eighth grade science class. The nutrients in our fruits and vegetables don’t just magically appear. They come from the soil. They only come from the soil.

There is a recipe – a very careful, very patient, very precise recipe – for giving back to the earth. It’s part science, part passion, and it was crafted by Purple Cow Organics.

It’s a recipe that won’t just grow a better tomato. It creates healthier, more beautiful landscapes – on a farm, in a park, on a golf course, or an urban rooftop. It naturally promotes growth and resists disease. It is what Mother Nature would brew up if we weren’t constantly getting in her way.

At Purple Cow, our team draws from experience in organic farming, environmental stewardship, landscape construction, and culinary arts which provides a level of expertise that is fueled by a true passion for their work. If you’re a long-term thinker…if quality is just as important as quantity…if “pure” is just as important as “pretty”… there’s a good chance that you’ll appreciate the care and the craftsmanship that only comes from Purple Cow.

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