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Podcast With Root Simple – Keep Gardening Simple

Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple interviewed me about a wide range of gardening topics. They wanted to better understand my gardening philosophy and how I manage to take care of a 6 acre garden with a lot less effort than most gardeners. Keeping it simple and understanding the real reasons why we do things in the garden allow me to enjoy the garden more, with less effort.

In this podcast you will learn some of my secretes, which anyone can use.

  • The why and how of Aspen Grove gardens
  • Keeping fertilizer to a minimum
  • Using chemicals sparingly
  • Benefits of cut and drop composting
  • Compost tea myths
  • Understanding bokashi
  • You can have too much compost
  • Controlling mosquitoes with plants
  • Treating vegetables different than landscape plants
  • Organic vs synthetic fertilizer
  • Learning to accept some pests

 

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Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple

Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple

Root Simple

Root Simple is a very interesting blog and producer of podcasts. “Root Simple is about back to basics, DIY living, encompassing homegrown vegetables, chickens, herbs, hooch, bicycles, cultural alchemy, and common sense. We’re always learning, figuring stuff out, taking advantage of the enormous smarts of our friends and our on-line community, and trying to give some of that back in turn. Root Simple is a gathering place for everyone. Welcome.”

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Eric and Kelly have also produced two books.

Making It

Making it by Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple

Making it by Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple

Making It – provides you with all of the tools you need to become a producer instead of a consumer and transform your home from the ground up. Projects range from the simple to the ambitious, and include activities done in the home, in the garden and out on the streets. Provides step-by-step instructions for a wide range of projects, from building a 99-cent solar oven to making your own laundry soap to instructions for brewing beer. Making It is the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive and eminently doable.

 

  

The Urban Homestead

The Urban Homestead by Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple

The Urban Homestead by Erick Knutzen and Kelly Coyne from Root Simple

The Urban Homestead – handbook for the urban homesteading movement shows how to grow and preserve your own food, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, gain energy independence, and more. Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help get you started homesteading immediately. The Urban Homestead is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.

Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this copiously illustrated, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. By growing our own food and harnessing natural energy, we are planting seeds for the future of our cities.

 

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Robert Pavlis
Editor of GardenMyths.com
I live in southern Ontario, Canada, zone 5 and have been gardening a long time. Besides writing and speaking about gardening, I own and operate a 6 acre private garden called Aspen Grove Gardens which now has over 3,000 perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees. Yes--I am a plantaholic!

I hope you find Garden Myths an educational site that helps you understand your garden better.

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