THE DIRT ON SOIL: GAYE HAMMOND
In this episode we are joined by a great Rose Chat friend, Gaye Hammond, to get all the dirt on soil Gaye takes us on a deep dive on the importance of good soil, moves in to take the mystery out of soil testing and pH, gives us up to the minute research-based info on fertilizers, and ends with the importance of mulch - and it's not just for "pretty!" NOTE: On the podcast, the products to use for raising and lowering pH were reversed... use Limestone to raise pH and use sulfur to lower.
Gaye is an outstanding resource for all gardeners, especially those who grow roses.
- Expanded Shale: Check your local soil yards
- Gaye's Not So Secret Recipe below...
MORE ABOUT GAYE:
Gaye Hammond has been in leadership positions in the HOUSTON ROSE SOCIETY for many years - helping them become one of the most successful societies in the country.
Gaye is a life member and patron of the American Rose Society
and serves on the Marketing Committee of the national organization. Gaye is also the study liaison between the Houston Rose Society and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in connection with Earth - Kind® Rose Research – the largest environmental rose research study done in the U.S.
Gaye is an entertaining speaker and an avid writer of more than 300 articles that have been published in local, state, national, and international magazines and newspapers. She has co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article on Earth-Kind Roses published in 2009 in Floriculture & Ornamental Biotechnology, a chapter in The Sustainable Rose Garden, and authored a chapter in the book, Gulf Coast Gardening. Her photography has appeared on the cover of HortScience (December 2010) and she was awarded the cover story for the September 2011 issue of Parks & Recreation Magazine.
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Creator of the Rose Chat Podcast. Mr. VanCleave is a nationally known rosarian, speaker and advocate for the rose.
Co-Host Teresa Byington is a Consulting Rosarian, Master Gardener, writer, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Rose Society.
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