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The Beet: A Podcast For Plant Lovers

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Feb 27, 2024

Soil drainage and sun exposure are the two most important considerations for planting fruit trees. Spacing is another important aspect. Of course, backyard gardeners think of all these tenets differently than commercial growers do. For instance, compatible varieties can be planted more closely. 

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Feb 26, 2024

Tom Spellman has tons of experience in backyard orcharding. His expertise even helped Kevin get started on his orchard. Starting a backyard fruit tree orchard is a daunting task to those who have never gardened fruit trees, but it’s not as hard as you think. Tom dispenses basic fruit tree orchard tips here.  


Feb 23, 2024

To design a permaculture garden, start with what you have at the site, and build it out from there. Think about the terrain, and harness natural sources of water and energy. Then all you have left to do is pick your plants and, if you choose, animals. 

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Feb 22, 2024

Here, Angela discusses her fertility system, which involves planting more plants rather than feeding plants with organic fertilizers. She uses a medley of plants to promote nutrient availability.  You can develop your own fertile soil using permaculture methods too! 

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Feb 21, 2024

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