Backyard gardening: applying best practices

Annette Shrader visits with a backyard vegetable gardener who is using sustainable methods that work with nature to build healthy soil and grow nutrient-rich plants.

Gardener Extras

  1. Clay soil particles attract and bind to nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and potassium that feed plants.
  2. Clay soil retains moisture well.
  3. Keeping a topper on a worm bed will deter animals and birds.

Annette Shrader

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