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Growing food is fast becoming a lost art. It's feared, it's unknown, it's challenging, it's rebellious. But it doesn't have to be hard. In the Love of Dirt podcast we explore topics around growing food, fair food and sustainable living.

Love of Dirt Nicki Mckay

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Growing food is fast becoming a lost art. It's feared, it's unknown, it's challenging, it's rebellious. But it doesn't have to be hard. In the Love of Dirt podcast we explore topics around growing food, fair food and sustainable living.

    The difference between hydroponics and aquaponics?

    The difference between hydroponics and aquaponics?

    Hydroponics and aquaponics are based on the same principals, they both grow food in an inert media using water.

    But what is the difference and which is better? 

    • 4 min
    How to get rid of those annoying flying bugs in indoor plants

    How to get rid of those annoying flying bugs in indoor plants

    Do you have a problem with little flies hovering around your indoor plants or even your kitchen compost caddy?
    Often people refer to these little monsters as fruit flies, but they are actually fungus gnats or vinegar flies. They don’t bite or spread disease they are just incredibly annoying. 

    In this episode I talk about strategies to get rid of those annoying flying bugs inside.

    • 6 min
    Can you compost Dog & Cat Poo

    Can you compost Dog & Cat Poo

    I often get asked whether cat or dog poo can be placed in the compost bin. 
    The short answer is yes. With a big fat caveat. You don’t want it mixed with your regular compost that goes in your veggies.

    In this episode I chat about why you don't want to mix your pet poo in with your regular garden compost, and what you can do to compost it instead.

    • 5 min
    Tips for creating an organic vegan garden

    Tips for creating an organic vegan garden

    Are you vegan but struggle to find solutions that aren’t animal based for your vegan garden? 
    For a very long time I was super confused as to how you could be vegan and also eat organically. Organic fertilisers are generally manure based, and manure for the horticulture industry generally comes from the animals within the meat industry. Then there’s worm farming and attracting beneficial insects to murder the bad insects.

    In this episode I talk about ways to boost your organic vegan garden soil and keep your garden pest free. 

    • 7 min
    Tips for growing perfect carrots

    Tips for growing perfect carrots

    Carrots can be one of those tricky crops to grow, which can be frustrating considering they are dirt cheap in the supermarket. However, nothing beats a home grown carrot, especially enjoyed straight from the garden.

    In this episode I share my carrot tips, along with troubleshooting some common issues. 

    • 9 min
    How we practice companion planting

    How we practice companion planting

    The idea of companion planting is a broad term used to describe a method of grouping plants together for mutual benefits, whether it is for pest preventing or growth.

    In this episode I talk about the 3 companion planting techniques we use in our garden.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Heidilongting ,

Much needed practical Australian gardening podcasts

New gardener here. Binge listening to all the episodes to soak up all the wisdoms and tips 💚💚

CheaKamel ,

So many amazing tips in short stints.

Perfect for the subtropical veggie gardener. Thankyou for making this!

Tall Poppy-Jo Flintham ,

Loving Love of Dirt

I have only just discovered Nicky in the last few weeks and I’ve binged🤓🌿.

Easy to listen to and short episodes means I can squeeze them in when I’m between things.

Your passion and authenticity shines through.

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