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In this week's episode, Jeff and Jonathan dive into strategies for planting and caring for different types of beans and peas. Jeff begins by discussing the history of sweet peas, emphasizing their delightful fragrance, vibrant colors, and easy cultivation. Next, they compare sweet and snap peas, with Jeff emphasizing the importance of pinching and …
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan celebrate the bountiful dandelions flourishing in Southcentral Alaska, prompting an important question: where do they originate? They discuss how attitudes towards dandelions have evolved over the years and explore strategies to prevent their overgrowth. Next, they share tips on introducing native plants to your yard, g…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan dive into essential tips for early season lawn care. Fresh off a weekend of 26 hours of yard work, Jonathan shares his experience aerating his entire lawn and testing the soil. Jeff emphasizes the importance of giving your lawn a trim, even if you're planning to let it grow into a meadow. Did you know lawn mowers are si…
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This week, the team eagerly digs into early season gardening. To start, Jeff discusses hardening off your plants in his Anchorage Daily News column. Jeff also offers a wealth of gardening advice, sharing his favorite hacks. These include ways to keep your fingernails clean when gardening, ensuring your hose can reach every garden corner, and labeli…
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Jonathan needs assistance in regenerating a part of his lawn that was damaged last year. To aid him, the team brings in Anthony Nied, owner and operator of Flawn Seed Kits. This company focuses on creating lawns and meadows that require less maintenance. They discuss transitioning to a different type of lawn (not quite a meadow) that is low-growing…
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This week, the team celebrates the upcoming gardening season in Alaska. However, this also means an increase in misinformation online, particularly about tomatoes! Jeff and Jonathan sift through the most misleading myths to set the record straight. After the break, the team continues the discussion from last week about hardening off plants, providi…
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This week, the guys start the episode with a listener's question: When should you start working in the garden? In Southcentral Alaska, Jeff notes that gardening begins when birch leaves are the size of a squirrel's ear. That said, It's crucial to exercise patience because your lawn and garden need sufficient time to dry out after winter's heavy sno…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan received numerous questions about voles and the damage they cause. Did you know that voles take refuge between the snow and ground during winter? They even create intricate tunnels equipped with kitchens, sleeping areas, and more. However, they can cause significant damage to your lawn, although they usually leave the r…
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This week, Jonathan is collecting birch water from his property, an early form of spring gardening as Jeff mentions. Later, they discuss how to prepare greenhouse soil to ensure it can support healthy plants. Jeff suggests adding things like fertilizer, compost, and warm water to the soil. Finally, they address listener questions about Korean Natur…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan continue their discussion about the flood of false information and click bait related to gardening and plant care. In contrast, they also explore some home remedies that can enhance your plants' health. After the break, they dig into a listener's question that combines their knowledge of coffee and the soil food web! To…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan discuss the inundation of gardening misinformation on the internet, particularly the widespread myth that soil should be sterilized. On the other hand, the best way to improve soil is by adding compost. Seeds naturally have everything they need to grow and protect themselves, which we can see in nature. Following the br…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan are enjoying the Alaskan spring sunshine. This means it's time to place those seedlings and plants on window sills - remember to rotate the pots! In the spirit of spring, it's an ideal time to purchase and plant seeds. They share tips on maximizing your seeds' potential, which begins with reading the instructions on the…
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This week, the guys continue their discussion on preparing for the summer gardening season. In places like Alaska, bear activity can be quite prevalent, even in cities such as Anchorage! Jeff and Jonathan share some of their personal encounters with bears. The takeaway from these stories is the importance of cleaning out last season's bird feeders,…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan continue their discussion on springtime preparation for the gardening season. One excellent way to prepare is by starting your own hanging basket. Now is the perfect time to buy 4-inch starter plants suitable for hanging baskets, such as Fuchsias, Pelargoniums, Tuberous Begonias, and Lobelias. After the break, they expl…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan are celebrating the longer spring days in Alaska. However, the warming sun has them thinking about the impacts of global warming. They kick off this week's episode by discussing recent scientific studies, which warn that global warming could threaten the survival of dung beetles. Next, they explore various natural indic…
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In this week's episode of Teaming with Microbes, Jeff and Jonathan examine the influx of gardening clickbait articles in our online and print media. They dissect the reasons behind this trend and share their insights on navigating through the clutter. Moving away from the digital sphere, they dive into the scientific realm of bioluminescence, inves…
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We're talking more about microbes this week! Have you ever wondered why certain foods and drinks taste the way they do? The answer is microbes! This week, Jeff and Jonathan examine new studies that explore how microbes influence the taste of tea. Later, they discuss the vital role of microbial diversity in cheese production. Lastly, they delve into…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan explore the relationship between sounds and plants. Did you know that plants grow towards the sound of water? Next, Jeff disagrees with a recent article he read (article), where scientists are studying rhizobia bacteria that form nitrogen-fixing nodules to enhance plant fertilization. However, Jeff believes that they sh…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan interview Ted Hammers, co-owner of Alaska Wild Harvest. They tap into the biology of Birch trees, discussing the process of making Alaska birch syrup, its different phases, and its various use cases. Later in the episode, they also discuss the benefits of birch water and chaga. Tune in to this episode of Teaming With Mi…
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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…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan rekindle last week’s discussion about microplastics in the environment. But this time, they dive into a new scientific article that states there is more microplastics in the air than in the soil. Next, the team explores microbial fuel cells. That is, batteries that run off bacteria! Finally, the guys talk about the best…
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The days are finally getting longer in Alaska, and Jeff and Jonathan are getting excited for gardening in 2024! This week, the guys start off by discussing the differences between ectomycorrhizal fungi (which are found more near the equator) and endomycorrhizal fungi (which thrive near the north and south pole areas). After the break, the guys delv…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan wrap up 2023 by encouraging folks to make sure and recycle their Christmas trees. Next, the team brings in 2024 by discussing some New Year’s gardening resolutions. These include: Stop using artificial nutrients Use (and make) more compost Grow something from seed Roll seeds in mycorrhizal fungi Test your soil Stop rotot…
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Biochar is a black carbon compound produced through pyrolysis, enhancing soil fertility and plant growth in gardening. This week Jeff and Jonathan discuss some scientific studies about biochar, how some Alaska Native tribes have historically incorporated it into their gardens, as well as some pros and cons to using it. Next, the team has some fun c…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan discuss more scientific studies. First, they consider how fungi and bacteria impact water freezing. These “ice nucleators” are what cause ice crystals to form into snow and hail. Next, the team discusses plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). These superheroes of the soil are nitrogen fixing bacteria that include p…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan discuss a new scientific study that looks into how adding mycorrhizal fungai to certain types of farmland can increase the yield by more than 40 percent! Later, the team discusses how redwood trees reproduce, highlighting the fact that scientists have found buds that extend back 1,000 years. Finally, Jeff shares how a ce…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan discuss the use of coffee grounds in the garden, as well as gardening in general. Apart from being one of the best drinks on the planet, coffee (or coffee grounds) can work wonders in your compost or mulch. Later on, the team debunks some common myths about coffee in the garden, such as its acidity or its alleged ability…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan break down the garden science behind ramial chipped wood. They discuss its French roots, how it’s made, as well as the benefits it provides for soil, insects and animals. Later, the team discusses the complex underground web of life created by voles, as well as how to keep them out of your garden! As always, Jeff and Jon…
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This week is all about science! The team delves into some new studies that show plants can benefit from being exposed to sound. For example, did you know that plants will grow toward the sound of water? Later, Jeff dives into some recent work by MIT engineers who have created protective coatings that will protect bacteria from damage (which can pot…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan continue their conversations about taking care of gardens and yards during the winter months. For example, it’s good to protect your perennials by covering them with snow. Then, for all you science lovers out there, Jeff talks about the fascinating possibilities of growing plants and food on Earth’s Moon (and even Mars)!…
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As southcentral Alaska endures its first snow storm of the season, the guys talk about a variety of indoor lighting systems to help your plants thrive during the winter months. Also, did you know that snow has a little bit of nitrogen in it (poor man’s fertilizer)!? Other topics include indoor hydroponic gardening systems, as well as what to look f…
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Jeff and Jonathan dispel some common myths about caring for indoor plants during the winter season. They also talk about some solutions including testing soil, using a microbiometer and repotting plants. Plus, Jonathan tells a Halloween story that involves…Miracle Grow? ********************************************** Have a question? Let us know at …
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As fall transitions into winter, Jeff and Jonathan discuss plants that don't require much light (short day plants), including Chrysanthemums, Poinsettias, and various cacti. Additionally, the duo discusses various indoor lighting systems. Later, the guys talk about insects that might move indoors for the winter, and why you might want to keep some …
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This week Jeff and Jonathan put their gardens to bed before winter, as the first big frost is upon us! Other topics include how to protect your perennial garden areas during fall and spring, the right kind of snow shovel to use, as well as a curious garden riddle! Finally, some special guests drop by to ask inquisitive garden questions. ***********…
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The guys discuss various aspects of roots and their relationship with different soil layers. Speaking of soil layers, did you know that during the winter months, microbial activity doesn't stop - it just slows down! Other topics include recycling mulched leaves in your lawn or meadow, preparing raspberries and strawberries for winter, and taking ca…
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There are seasons to the soil food web. It operates differently in the fall and winter than it does in the spring and summer. And, it should be operating in your house plants as well. Stay tuned till the end for some listener questions and more gardening advice from the masters. ********************************************** Have a question? Let us…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan discuss more ways to prep the garden for winter. Make sure and turn the outdoor water faucets off (so they don’t freeze)! Other topics include prepping the shed, transplanting perennials, and acting on soil test results. As always, the guys wrap up the episode by answering listener questions. ****************************…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan talk about why leaves change colors in the fall. They also discuss the benefits of leaving leaves on the lawn, using them for compost, or to enhance the health of your meadow. Additionally, they talk about leaf mold (the product) and how it can be used in the garden. Finally, the duo wraps up with some listener questions…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan hop into a stimulating conversation with Don Larson, an assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. They discuss his research on the polar physiology of wood frogs, and consider setting up a habitat in their gardens next year. ********************************************** Have a question? Let us know at …
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This week Jeff and Jonathan talk about the importance of soil microbes in gardening. They touch on planting garlic, tulips, and daffodils, but emphasize the need for early preparation. Additionally, they discuss how microbes help with plant health, nutrient cycling, and disease control. As always, the team wraps up with some listener questions! ***…
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This week Jeff and Jonathan commiserate about the weather before diving into an entertaining game of “Myth vs Truth” for the organic gardener. After the break, they discuss Jeff’s book, Teaming With Nutrients, before wrapping up with listener questions. ********************************************** Have a question? Let us know at teamingwithmicrob…
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It is ‘shroom time. Jeff gets a bit crazy about his favorites and Jonathan reveals he has never eaten one! Who doesn’t like mushrooms, even in lawns? Of course, the duo also dips into some listener questions. ********************************************** Have a question? Let us know at teamingwithmicrobes@me.com Plant a row for the hungry/Read Tea…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan talk about ways to “firewise” your home or property. They also discuss transplanting plants, shrubs or trees, as well as the abundance of mushrooms and fungi popping up around town. Finally, the duo addresses some listener questions, with a focus on composting! ********************************************** Have a quest…
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Jeff and Jonathan confront formidable garden foes: massive 4-inch slugs and the legendary 1-foot-long hammerhead worms. If they were vampires, maybe the garlic ordering and fall planting would ward them off! The guys also dive into soil testing, the intriguing world of kohlrabi, plus a grab-bag of listener questions! *******************************…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan delve into the art of tree planting, sharing insights and techniques the 'Teaming With Microbes' way. They also discuss the impact of forest fires on gardening, discussing their implications for soil health, plant growth, and garden recovery. Finally, the team dives into a grab-bag of listener questions including managi…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan discuss the undervalued potential of cover crops, moving beyond just clover - an unexpected ally in your garden, not a weed! Later, they talk about seasonal care for lilacs and other bud-prepping plants, sharing optimal times to prune and deadhead for a fruitful following year. They wrap up by answering questions about …
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan discuss the diverse matter that falls from the sky, including: fireweed seeds, cottonwood seeds, and pollen. They explore these fascinating plant phenomena and how they impact our gardening perspectives. The duo also express their grievances about the frequent rain, offering advice on how to make the most of it and what…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan debunk the myth that soil feeding is a fall-only activity and discuss innovative soil nourishing options - one even involves urine! They also explore the beneficial role of the soil food web in heavy rain conditions. Other topics include the relationship between daisies and dandelions, the importance of selective mowing…
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This week, Jeff and Jonathan share progress reports on converting lawns into meadows - highlighting sightings of violas, tiger swallowtail butterflies, false spirea, and more! They also discuss creating pathways in the meadow and share mowing patterns for regular lawns. Later, while exploring vegetable gardens, they discover the surprising fact tha…
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​​In this episode, Jeff and Jonathan discuss the influence of weather on plant growth. While annuals suffer from unfavorable conditions, perennials thrive in windy weather. They mention the importance of the soil food web's response to water and caution against excessive watering, which can lead to the production of unwanted alcohol. Additionally, …
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