Ep. 4-12: Edible Abundance in the North Country | Meg Cowden

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Textures. I love the textures of a well-planted veggie patch and how the leaf structures and colors create pockets of edible artwork that become as beloved and necessary as visual nourishment as they are actual nutrition. I tend to plant in blocks, usually in a minimum of a 4’x4’ square; I love the look of massings, especially with edibles. Within that area, there’s a good chance I’ve interplanted lettuce, radishes, and even flowers, especially if the main event is something like Brussels sprouts or late maturing cabbage. I also like to create patterns by alternating a row of purple kohlrabi with a row of green or alternate red and green cabbages for added visual interest within a planting block. There’s often time on your side with slower maturing veggies to tuck in a fast growing ‘understory’ crop like the ones I mentioned. You want space, though, enough space where ideally at maturity only the tips of leaves collide, creating a closed canopy. This doesn’t always happen in our garden though it’s what we strive for, but proper plant spacing minimizes pests and disease and ensures all plants have access to sufficient water and nutrients in their root zones. Because, while this looks amazing, the party is really going on underground bringing us all this magic. ? #seedtofork #gardeninspiration #mygarden #gardenchat #growyourown #gardenersofinstagram #homegrown #backyardgarden #homestead #sustainablesprout #gardenphotography #aerialphotography #djispark #minnesotablogger #minnesotagarden #minnstagramers #minnesotaexposure

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Music: Going Home by Lee Rosevere

Show Notes
+Seed to Fork website
+@seedtofork on Instagram
+Book Resources from Meg’s website
+045-Succession Planting: Practical Tips For Growing More Food Meg’s Episode on the Joe Gardener Podcast


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