Originally published Feb 27, 2015, I decided to replay this episode because my interview tomorrow is with Tom Natan who talks about mozzarella cheese and Eve makes the best homemade mozzarella you ever tasted!
Tell me about your first gardening experience?
What does organic gardening/earth friendly mean to you?
Not using any chemicals
Who or what inspired you to start using organic techniques?
How did you learn how to garden organically?
Reading the Organic Gardening Magazine
Tell us about something that grew well this year.
All the cold crops, carrots, potatoes, beets, snap pea pods, kohlrabi, herbs, medical marijuana
Is there something you would do different next year or want to try/new?
Not really after 34 years. Did try sunflowers last year for first time, but froze right before harvest.
Tell me about something that didn’t work so well this season.
Tomatoes – heirloom. Grew last year but didn’t work this year.
Something that you find is easy to grow and is generally successful every-time.
Carrots, potatoes, beets, kohlrabi, lettuce, peas, any cold weather crops.
Something you’d steer new gardeners away from that you find is typically challenging to grow in your climate
Eating or harvesting vegetables or fruit on time?
Pick a variety of veggies and make 2 gallons of mixed vegetables, veggies packs
Do you have any special techniques for cooking weird or unusual foods?
Steam a lot and fry in ghee – clarified butter, shelf life – infinity. Make ghee from cow’s milk, best time to make it right after your cow calves and your cow goes to eating grass.
A favorite recipe you like to cook?
Potato salad – secrets: green olives & dill
A favorite tool that you like to use? If you had to move and could only take one tool with you what would it be.
At the dollar store got a little hoe and fork on one end.
A favorite reading material-book, mag, blog/website etc you can
Carla Emery Old Fashion Recipe Book – encyclopedia of country living
Final question- if there was one change you would like to see to create a greener world what would it be? For example is there a charity or organization your passionate about or a project you would like to see put into action. What do you feel is the most crucial issue facing our planet in regards to the earth either in your local area or on a national or global scale?
Pesticides they’re killing the bees and that’s gonna kill us. Growing their own food or support your local organic people, farmer’s markets, egg selling people, your local health food store.
Do u have an inspiration tip or quote to help motivate our listeners to reach into that dirt and start their own garden?
Gardening is medicinal.
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