Welcome to our weekly podcast with longtime Anchorage Daily News garden writer and author Jeff Lowenfels and co-host Jonathan White. Think of it as a companion to Jeff’s weekly columns and his popular series of books. Each week, Jeff and Jonathan dive deep into organic gardening and the soil food web, breaking down science, providing expert gardening advice and busting some long-held myths about how to help your garden grow.
In this episode, Jeff and Jonathan discuss the influence of weather on plant growth. While annuals suffer from unfavorable conditions, perennials thrive in windy weather. They mention the importance of the soil food web’s response to water and caution against excessive watering, which can lead to the production of unwanted alcohol.
The team also covers some brief tips for dealing with aphids in greenhouses and gardens, as well as touching on the Holy Grail of gardening: tomatoes.
Have a question? Let Jeff and Jonathan know at email@example.com
Hosts: Jeff Lowenfels and Jonathan White. Produced by Evan Phillips.
This podcast is a collaboration between the hosts and Anchorage Daily News.
Read Lowenfels’ weekly columns on gardening and growing at ADN.com.
Read his books: “Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web,” “Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition,” “Teaming with Fungi: The Organic Grower’s Guide to Mycorrhizae,” among others.