How well do you understand the fundamentals of keeping your farm regenerative and healthy?
Today we’re joined by Nigel Palmer, life long gardener and Author of The Regenerative Grower’s Guide to Garden Amendments. Nigel’s book provides practical, detailed instructions that are accessible to every grower who wants to achieve a truly sustainable garden ecosystem – all while enjoying better results at a fraction of the cost of commercial fertilizer products. These recipes go beyond fertilizer replacement, resulting in greater soil biological activity and mineral availability. They also increase pest and disease resistance, yields, and nutrient density. Using ferments, tinctures, and extracts, Nigel teaches all about how to create foliar sprays, fertilizers, and soil drenches to grow disease and pest-resistant plants, and nutrient-dense food, without the need for commercial chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or fungicides. Join us today to hear how you can regenerate and greatly enhance your own farm!
In This Episode:
What Nigel’s career as an aerospace engineer was like 1:05
When Nigel started with gardening 2:15
What caused Nigel’s decision to get into nutrient dense growing 3:23
What specific recipes are better for specific crops 9:45
How Nigel sources materials and finds the right extractions for optimal plant growth 12:24
Nigel’s method for optimal foliar spraying 14:59
What are the advantages of using organic vinegar in lieu of regular ACV? 18:33
What a refractometer is and how it’s best utilized 23:10
Some things a new gardener should always be looking for 27:51
The layout of The Regenerative Grower’s Guide to Garden Amendments 39:31
How The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition operates 45:05
Nigel’s favorite tools for his work 53:02
Nigel’s favorite crop to grow 55:12
About the Guest:
Nigel Palmer is the author of the book The Regenerative Grower’s Guide to Garden Amendments and an experimental gardener relying on the amazing complexity of nature to inspire his food growing philosophies. He develops curriculum for, and instructs, the Gardening Program at The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition (TIOSN.com).
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