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#106 Composting 101 and Beyond

Seattle, WA

Healthy plants start with healthy soil and the single best amendment you can add to any soil is compost. It's full of the primary nutrients your plants need, along with beneficial microorganisms no manufactured product can provide. In addition, compost takes yard waste and kitchen scraps that might otherwise be destined for a landfill and keeps them at home, where they become black gold for your garden. This episode demonstrates to the viewer that it is neither difficult nor expensive to make compost in your own backyard. And root crops thrive in compost-rich soil so Chef Nathan creates a roast beet salad with sweet, caramelized walnuts.

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