Sep 25th, 2016 by mikethegardener
This Week on Vegetable Gardening
In this week's episode of the vegetable gardening podcast, Mike chats with good friend to the show, Lisa Steele of Fresh Eggs Daily. Lisa has released a new book, Gardening with Chickens, and she fills us in how she combines these two tasks to get the most out of each. Lisa will fill you in on the benefits of chicken manure, using your chickens "tilling" abilities, how to use your chickens to take care of the garden at season's end and she'll touch on soil structure and why you should get a soil test.
From there Lisa will tell us all about her move from Virginia to Maine, the affect the move had on her livestock, adjusting to the different gardening zone and she'll fill us in on her new TV show, Fresh Eggs Daily, which airs on local TV in Maine.
This and so much more on this week's episode of Vegetable Gardening!
In this episode here's what we'll
- Combining gardening with your chickens
- Chicken Manure
- Benefits of a soil test
- Chickens tilling the garden
- Which plants to keep chickens away from
- Chickens and insects
Items mentioned in this podcast
- Gardening with Chickens
- Fresh Eggs Daily (website)
- Fresh Eggs Daily (book)
- Fresh Eggs Daily (TV Show)
- Duck Eggs Daily
About this week's guest, Lisa Steele
With an audience that spans the globe, I am well-recognized as the creative force behind Fresh Eggs Daily®, the most popular destination for natural chicken and duck keeping advice on the internet.
A fifth-generation chicken keeper who has been around chickens most of my life, I have been raising my own backyard flock since 2009 and sharing my farming adventures on my wildly popular blog and Facebook pages, charming readers and drawing them to Fresh Eggs Daily® in record numbers to help them learn how to keep their flocks safe from predators, how to build strong immune systems, and how to keep them healthy and happy without using antibiotics or other commercial medications.
An aspiring herbalist dedicated to raising my own animals as naturally as possible, I offer practical, down-to-earth and time-tested advice for raising chickens using herbs and other holistic preventives and remedies - and show my readers how to have some fun while doing it. In addition to chicken keeping tips, I also share DIY projects for the coop and run using repurposed materials, natural household and personal products, gardening ideas, and recipes using fresh eggs, vegetables and herbs.
I grew up on a small farm across the street from my grandparents chicken farm in central Massachusetts and raise chickens and rabbits growing up. After heading off to college and a short stint on Wall Street, I am back on a New England farm once again, doing what I love and carrying on my family tradition.
About the Host
Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person: A Guide to Vegetable Gardening for the Rest of Us as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. Be sure to listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast, as he interviews the gardening industry's leading experts. You can also read gardening articles from Mike on his blog at AveragePersonGardening.com/blog