HHH Episode #61: Gardening 101 Part 2: The Essentials of Healthy Soil

Worm castings 

Worm castings 

Hello everyone, this is Hillary here! Welcome to the show. Today’s episode is part two in our gardening series. In this episode I dive into a lot of detail about the importance of soil when it comes to your garden. Soil is probably the most important variable to consider for having a healthy garden, and there are so many different things that can affect the health of your soil. Ryan was not able to join me on this episode, so I spent a lot of the time explaining the science behind healthy soil, how it works, and what you can do to increase the nutrients in your soil. There is a lot of information packed into a short little episode here, so if you have any questions feel free to reach out and ask. Thanks for tuning in!


Show Notes:

Dr. Hillary's Biochemistry Drawing on the Cycle of Life. 

Dr. Hillary's Biochemistry Drawing on the Cycle of Life. 

  • Show starts (3:00)

  • The difference between soil and dirt (10:00)

  • Finding the perfect soil recipe (18:00)

  • Inorganic fertilizers (21:00)

  • Consuming soil (25:30)

  • The big three soil macronutrients (26:30)

  • The importance of phosphorus (30:15)

Soil testing