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Episode 17 – Growing to Perfection with Well Researched Fertilizer

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Episode 17 - Growing to Perfection with Well Researched Fertilizer

Guest: Dr. Christopher Trobacher

Big Idea:

Big Idea:

“Fertilizer is food. So you expect that that’s going to be the main thing, driving plant growth, but you add a little bit of kelp and it seems like the plant’s able to use it’s food and combat the stresses in its environment a lot better than nutrition alone,” says Dr. Trobacher, who is actively doing plant research in Canada. Developing quality fertilizers for home gardeners based on products used by commercial organic gardeners is Trobacher’s job and today he tells us all about nutrients and their role in plant growth.

If things are flagging in your late season garden tune in and find out what’s new and what you should do right now. NutriAg’s home garden products are grouped together in the Ferticare line and they sent samples to Donna Balzer for trial but they did not support, fund or otherwise influence this podcast.

Topic Today: 
Fertilizers are incredible and incredibly controversial. Luckily there is something new on the market. A new home gardener fertilizer with chelated micronutrients that can be safely sprayed or watered on your plants. If something is going wrong in your garden listen now to find out what the research is saying about plants and plant nutrients. There is help for stressed plants and the help comes in the form of proper nutrition.
Connect with Chris: on twitter @NutriAgC
Look for Chris’ band, The Barfridge Family, on Youtube.
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Donna is Helping Gardener’s Grow through her interviews with various growers and gardeners. Want to build soil, grow food in extraordinary ways or raise the world’s most expensive spice? Listen in, rate and subscribe.

In every podcast we talk about food or how to grow better food. To ask a question about the current or past episodes send a voice memo from your phone to [email protected]. In the voice memo tell us your name and where you garden first and then ask your question.

Music in every episode is by Donna’s son, Brennan Anderson, a musician in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada. Season 2 has all new music so thank-you Brennan!


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