HHH Episode #17: Why We Garden: Organics, Toxins and Hormones, Seasonal Eating, and Getting Ready for Spring

Ryan and Hillary in the greenhouse with a late summer tomato harvest Picture by @_sly_slyvester Ryan's Tshirt @bighornstrength

Ryan and Hillary in the greenhouse with a late summer tomato harvest

Picture by @_sly_slyvester

Ryan's Tshirt @bighornstrength

Spring is getting closer, and that means garden season!  With this first garden podcast of the year Ryan and Hillary discuss some opening comments on getting ready for the garden, or doing it for the first time!

The first 30 minutes:

  • Why we garden?  Sustainability, price, and health.
  • Why organic? What does that mean, and why we choose to do it in our garden. 
  • The War on Masculinity.  Persistent Organic Pollutants and how they disrupt hormones.
  • Nutrient quality in garden grown food. 
  • The Dirty Dozen: The foods to eat organic, the foods that aren't as important organic. 
  • Seasonal Eating: Why eating with your climate and season is healthier. 

The second 30 minutes: 

  • Ryan's tomatoes and amazing sauces, and why tomatoes in the winter don't appeal to Hillary. 
  • Why we encourage a garden, even if it's just a few pots or raised beds. 
  • How your climate and time of year will affect what you are growing. 
  • Types of materials and nutrients we add to our soil and build into soil.
  • Eggshells, coffee grounds, fish fertilizer.
  • Pest control- slugs and what we use for slug bait. 

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Thank you for listening!