Starting the year with nutrient-rich soil, water, and sunshine

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Gardener Kazi Pitelka recommends planting seeds from heirloom or hybrid varieties, which can be bought from a seed catalog for winter’s leafy greens. Photo by Evan Kleiman/KCRW

Host Evan Kleiman resurrected her concrete backyard with pots of vegetables as the pandemic enticed her to care for her fallow garden. Gardener Kazi Pitelka provides a primer of what to look for in quality soil while on a budget, the advantages of terra cotta versus plastic pots, the importance of container size and prep, as well as what to purchase from seed catalogs.



Evan Kleiman