053 Mulch Basics. Fabulous Fruit Friday!


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It’s Fabulous Fruit Friday! Ed Laivo of Tomorrows Harvest tells us about one of the most peach leaf curl resistant varieties of a peach or nectarine that you can grow at home: the Frost Peach. Plus, Ed and I do a deep dive into the mulch pile, singing the praises of topping your garden with wood chips, tree trimmings and more. Don’t worry, we won’t sing. But we do harmonize on how mulch can make your gardening chores a lot easier! Plus, our favorite retired college horticulture professor, Debbie Flower, explains why feeding your plants too much fertilizer is not doing them any good at all. In fact, you may be shortening the life of the plant by overfertilizing. Read and follow all fertilizer label instructions. I recommend using a slow-release organic fertilizer.

It’s Episode 53 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast, brought to you by Smart Pots and Tomorrow's Harvest. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes.…let’s go!

Links:
The Frost Peach at Tomorrow's Harvest
Smart Pots Fabric Plant Containers
Guide to Mulching
Landscape Plants: Fertilizing and Watering
The Home Orchard by Chuck Ingels (excellent fruit tree book)

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