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Episode Info: 10 Things I Don’t Know (About plants, farming, and the soil) – JP028I thought it would be a good idea, to mark it a place in time, to be able to say, here are 10 things I don’t know about plants, farming, and the soil (and the soul). Join me in learning what I don’t know, won’t you?The Ten Things I Don’t Know areSucculentsBonsai and other manicured plantsGrowing for yield and enough to surviveReading agriculture books cover-to-cover, following exact directionsMost things about treesBreeding plantsFollowing through with people I’ve made botanical promises to.What other people want to knowWhere my idea(l)s failMaking my own value added productWorks ReferencedIntroductionsResourcesAll of Carver’s BulletinsJADAMSilver SprungAsante Sana ߊߛߊ߲ߕߌ ߛߣߊMedase Paa   ߡߍߘߊߛߋ ߔߊ Modupe O ߡߏߘߎߔߋ ߏThank you for listening to Jìgìjìgì ߖߜ߭ߌ߬ߖߜ߭ߌ߬What Makes the Healthiest Soils Black?Michael Carter Jr.Two Analogies to Help You Groove10 Things I Don’t KnowShrooms? In My Buckets??TranscriptPeace, I am Mason Olonade and this is Jìgìjìgì: Africulture Podcast. Here we believe building a healthy soil builds a healthy soul, so we share strategies for how to do both. To do both we ask two questions: How do you grow while you grow Kale, Collards, Tomatoes, and Melons. And why, do you think, the healthiest soils are Black? Ten Things I Don’t Know About plants, farming, and the soil I was inspired to do this because, in a round about way, I ended up watching a lot of videos on programming recently. One instructor, who makes very good content had a similarly titled video. I thought it would be a good idea to do my own version of it, to keep myself honest, and to benchmark my understandings. It will be cool to look on to this later. 1. Succulents In the way, wayback days of Tumblr I started my green thumb with a succulent I purchased from the now closed Behnke’s Nursery in Beltsville, MD. I saw a lot of these Lithops succulents online and I just had to have it. It was just one “stone” when I purchased it but eventually it began its first great division. This was very exciting up until the point where nothing happened. So, naturally, I began watering it and it would rehydrate and look like it was going to do something and then it didn’t and it would shrivel up again and this cycle repeated and repeated until it eventually did almost complete its division. As I was growing the second round of my Thai peppers in 2015 I knocked it off of the windowsill and saw that it never prospered. The tap root was wispy and then and it had silently passed on to the Sekhet Hetepet, or the Divine Fields of Peace. Since then, I have only had success with Aloes. Aloes, to the succulent grower, I would imagine are quite entry level. It is bizarre that I have such difficulty with succulents, but I’ve re-framed my lack of success as destiny. Meaning, I like to: Drive Fast, Talk Fast, Think Fast, and Walk Fast. I hav...
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