Teaming With Microbes

The surprising benefits of snow in gardening

Episode Summary

Jeff and Jonathan discuss how a heavy snowpack can actually be good for the soil

Episode Notes

As Anchorage, Alaska is experiencing a record snowfall, there is some good news: The snow is storing a significant amount of nitrogen, which is sometimes referred to as "poor man's fertilizer" (12 lbs of nitrogen per acre). That said, be sure to remove the snow from the greenhouse and shed to prevent them from collapsing.

Jeff and Jonathan are also celebrating the almost 2 hour increase in daylight over the course of January. This means that now is a great time to prune winter geraniums, and prepare them for the summer growing season.

All that and more in this episode of Teaming With Microbes!


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