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April 03, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from
March – Oct weekly
Heard on Joy 1340 AM & 98.7 FM Milwaukee, WI Saturday mornings 7-8 AM CST http://player.listenlive.co/41841
Heard on WAAM 1600 AM & 92.7 FM Ann Arbor, MI Sundays 7-8 AM EST https://tinyurl.com/p68cvft
Heard on KDIZ 1570 AM Minneapolis, MN Saturdays 4-5 PM and replay Sundays 2-3 PM CST http://player.listenlive.co/57071
Heard on KFEQ 680 AM at 107.9 FM St. Joseph/Kansas City, MO Sundays 10-11 AM CST http://www.680kfeq.com/live-stream/
Heard on WRMN 1410 AM & 96.7 FM Elgin/Chicago, IL Sundays Noon-1 PM CST https://www.wrmn1410.com/
Heard on KYAH 540 AM Delta/Salt Lake City, UT Saturdays 1-2 PM MST Reply Sundays 9-10 PM MST https://www.yahradio540.com/listen-live/
Heard on KMET 1490 AM & 98.1 FM Banning, CA Tuesdays 9 - 10 AM PST April – Oct https://www.kmet1490am.com/
Heard on WCRN 830 AM Westborough/Boston, MA Saturdays 10-11 AM EST https://tunein.com/radio/WCRN-AM-830-Full-Service-Radio-s1112/
Heard on WOGO 680 AM & 103.1 FM Chippewa Falls, WI Sundays 9-10 AM CST https://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wogo-am
Check out https://thewisconsinvegetablegardener.com/
Email your questions to Gardentalkradio@gmail.com
Or call 24/7 leave your question at 1-800 927-SHOW

Garden questions answered in segment four by Joey and Holly

Q: I would love it if I could be pointed in the right direction for what I can do right now to prepare for spring! thank you so much in advance I am in Wisconsin
A: A few things you can start doing now is looking at what you want to plant and either but the seeds for direct sowing when the time is right for those seeds and if you want to start seeds indoors not is a good time to start tomatoes, eggplants, the brassicas, herbs, to name a few. Also you can lay out your garden so you have an outline so where you would like to start plans always change but it will give a starting point.

Q: From Instagram I am trying to find out how to use pet ashes from a cremation in the garden. From what I gather it either is or is very similar to bone meal. We want to memorialize our cat this way. He can be a part of the trees in the forest. But I don’t want to over or under do it so I am trying to get my bearings.
A: You're not going to overdo it by spreading the ashes in the garden/ forest. There will be a small amount of potash in the ashes. You have a small amount of ashes, it's not a long term feed to the plants it is a short term but there are some nutriences for the plants and it will not hurt them you would also want to mix them in the soil as they ashes can blow away.

Q:Any tips for growing tomatoes upside down?
A: Well, tomatoes don't do particularly well upside down that said if you are going to try it I would recommend an indeterminate cherry variety as it does not take as long to grow and develop as large fruiting tomatoes. I would try to grow it in full sun and be sure to keep the root system Hydrated and properly fed over the growing season as tomatoes are heavy feeders and will deplete the nutrients in the soil quickly

Q: Will there be a problem with some plants crossing with others of the same family/ varieties if planted close together ?
A: No and yes. For the current growing season if you are only growing for production
and not going to save seeds then you will have no problem. If you are going to be growing for production and seed saving then yes example you are growing 5 varieties of cucumbers there is a very good chance that you will have crossed varieties if you save seeds. Now that could be good and bad as you may have a new type of cucumber that is tastes great or one the does not

Q: Can you use a palm cactus fruit soil to put cantaloupe seedlings in?
A: You could but I would advise not to simply because palm cactus fruit soil is made to be drain and dry out much quicker than standard potting soil and as those types of plants do not like to have soil that holds moisture. I would use compost of a potting soil that has a slow release fertilizer in it.

Q: I’ve never grown beets before. I don't have a yard and I want to do these in a pot. How big of a pot would I have to get to plant these?
A: Beets can grow in any size pot. It is best to grow them in a larger container as you can get more plants in it, and it will have more soil which will take more time to dry out. Holds more moisture. You also can mulch the beets as they come up. Do remember to thin them as they are a cluster seed and without thinning them they will not develop large Bulbs We have grown them in grow bags as small as 3 gallons you can get 3 to 4 plants in and they did very well

Q: What would you recommend plastic or metal watering can?
A: There are benefits to both and also negatives also metal can rust if not taken care of and brought in plastic and break down via the sunlight plastic is lighter and then medal. But the medal is much more durable. We have both the key to any watering can is to get a size you can handle. Just because it can hold 3 gallons if you can’t carry 3 gallons it do no good. Also make sure the sprinkler had can be removed for cleaning.

Q: What is required to grow asparagus? I'm considering it, but have no clue about it. Where would I purchase starts (or whatever they're called)?
A. To plant asparagus crowns, dig trenches 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep (8 inches in sandy soil) down the center of the prepared bed. Soak the crowns in compost tea for 20 minutes before planting. Place the crowns in the trenches 1½ to 2 feet apart; top them with 2 to 3 inches of soil.
Asparagus thrives in slightly acid soil (pH of about 6.5). Choose a site that has partial sun (full sun is not needed). Asparagus does not like to have its feet “wet,” so be sure that your garden bed has good drainage. If you do not have good drainage, consider growing asparagus in raised beds.
Yield. In general, plant between 10 and 12 asparagus plants per person for fresh eating. If you are especially fond of asparagus or want additional produce for freezing, plant a few more. The basic guideline is 50 plants for a family of four, advises Barbara Damrosch, author of "The Garden Primer."
Buy them seed saver exchange do not carry asparagus crowns you would want a 2 yr old crown and some online site have them your local independent garden center most likely will have them

Q: Do I still need to seal pressure treated wood?
A: It is not necessary because of the pressure treated lumber but if IM going to invest in lumber and raised beds I would seal it with a wood sealer just to add an additional layer of protection on that would to potentially get another 2,3,4 years out of it After installation, treated wood takes 2-4 weeks to dry. For optimal results, wait until the wood is completely dry to paint and stain. or you could leave the wood out in the sun for that time treat it then make the beds

Check out the companies that make the show possible
Power Planter of www.powerplanter.com
Proplugger of www.proplugger.com
World's coolest rain gauge www.worldscoolestraingauge.com
Rootmaker of www.rootmaker.com Us coupon code TWVG at checkout and save 10% of your order
Tomato snaps of www.tomatosnaps.com
Chapin Manufacturing Inc. of www.chapinmfg.com
Pomona pectin of www.pomonapectin.com
Iv organics of www.ivorganics.com
Dr. JimZ of www.drjimz.com
Seed Savers Exchange of www.seedsavers.org
Waterhoop of www.waterhoop.com
Green Gobbler of www.greengobbler.com
Nessalla koombucha of www.nessalla.com
MI Green House LLC of www.migreenhouse.com
Spartan mosquito of www.spartanmosquito.com
Phyllom BioProducts of www.phyllombioproducts.com
Happy leaf led of www.happyleafled.com
Neptunes harvest of www.neptunesharvest.com
Dripworks of www.dripworks.com
We Grow Indoors of www.wegrowindoors.com
Harvestmore of www.harvest-more.com
Deer defeat www.deerdefeat.com
Blue ribbon organics www.blueribbonorganics.com
Bluemel's garden & landscape center www.bluemels.com Milwaukee,WI official garden center of the show
Wisconsin Greenhouse company of https://wisconsingreenhousecompany.com/
Chip Drop of https://getchipdrop.com/?ref=wisconsinvegetable
Tree-Ripe Fruit Co of https://www.tree-ripe.com/

March 31, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from
March – Oct weekly
Heard on Joy 1340 AM & 98.7 FM Milwaukee, WI Saturday mornings 7-8 AM CST http://player.listenlive.co/41841
Heard on WAAM 1600 AM & 92.7 FM Ann Arbor, MI Sundays 7-8 AM EST https://tinyurl.com/p68cvft
Heard on KDIZ 1570 AM Minneapolis, MN Saturdays 4-5 PM and replay Sundays 2-3 PM CST http://player.listenlive.co/57071
Heard on KFEQ 680 AM at 107.9 FM St. Joseph/Kansas City, MO Sundays 10-11 AM CST http://www.680kfeq.com/live-stream/
Heard on WRMN 1410 AM & 96.7 FM Elgin/Chicago, IL Sundays Noon-1 PM CST https://www.wrmn1410.com/
Heard on KYAH 540 AM Delta/Salt Lake City, UT Saturdays 1-2 PM MST Reply Sundays 9-10 PM MST https://www.yahradio540.com/listen-live/
Heard on KMET 1490 AM & 98.1 FM Banning, CA Tuesdays 9 - 10 AM PST April – Oct https://www.kmet1490am.com/
Heard on WCRN 830 AM Westborough/Boston, MA Saturdays 10-11 AM EST https://tunein.com/radio/WCRN-AM-830-Full-Service-Radio-s1112/
Heard on WOGO 680 AM & 103.1 FM Chippewa Falls, WI Sundays 9-10 AM CST https://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wogo-am
Check out https://thewisconsinvegetablegardener.com/
Email your questions to Gardentalkradio@gmail.com
Or call 24/7 leave your question at 1-800 927-SHOW

In segment three Joey and Holly welcome their guest author Kim Eierman
Kim Eierman is the Founder of EcoBeneficial. She is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants.

1. What is an ecological landscape?
2. Why is it important to grow native plants?
3. What are resources for people to find out what plants are native to their area?
4. Why are pollinators important? Why are they at risk?
5. How can we help the pollinators?
6. Where can our listeners out more about you?

Check out the companies that make the show possible
Power Planter of www.powerplanter.com
Proplugger of www.proplugger.com
World's coolest rain gauge www.worldscoolestraingauge.com
Rootmaker of www.rootmaker.com Us coupon code TWVG at checkout and save 10% of your order
Tomato snaps of www.tomatosnaps.com
Chapin Manufacturing Inc. of www.chapinmfg.com
Pomona pectin of www.pomonapectin.com
Iv organics of www.ivorganics.com
Dr. JimZ of www.drjimz.com
Seed Savers Exchange of www.seedsavers.org
Waterhoop of www.waterhoop.com
Green Gobbler of www.greengobbler.com
Nessalla koombucha of www.nessalla.com
MI Green House LLC of www.migreenhouse.com
Spartan mosquito of www.spartanmosquito.com
Phyllom BioProducts of www.phyllombioproducts.com
Happy leaf led of www.happyleafled.com
Neptunes harvest of www.neptunesharvest.com
Dripworks of www.dripworks.com
We Grow Indoors of www.wegrowindoors.com
Harvestmore of www.harvest-more.com
Deer defeat www.deerdefeat.com
Blue ribbon organics www.blueribbonorganics.com
Bluemel's garden & landscape center www.bluemels.com Milwaukee,WI official garden center of the show
Wisconsin Greenhouse company of https://wisconsingreenhousecompany.com/
Chip Drop of https://getchipdrop.com/?ref=wisconsinvegetable
Tree-Ripe Fruit Co of https://www.tree-ripe.com/

March 30, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from
March – Oct weekly
Heard on Joy 1340 AM & 98.7 FM Milwaukee, WI Saturday mornings 7-8 AM CST http://player.listenlive.co/41841
Heard on WAAM 1600 AM & 92.7 FM Ann Arbor, MI Sundays 7-8 AM EST https://tinyurl.com/p68cvft
Heard on KDIZ 1570 AM Minneapolis, MN Saturdays 4-5 PM and replay Sundays 2-3 PM CST http://player.listenlive.co/57071
Heard on KFEQ 680 AM at 107.9 FM St. Joseph/Kansas City, MO Sundays 10-11 AM CST http://www.680kfeq.com/live-stream/
Heard on WRMN 1410 AM & 96.7 FM Elgin/Chicago, IL Sundays Noon-1 PM CST https://www.wrmn1410.com/
Heard on KYAH 540 AM Delta/Salt Lake City, UT Saturdays 1-2 PM MST Reply Sundays 9-10 PM MST https://www.yahradio540.com/listen-live/
Heard on KMET 1490 AM & 98.1 FM Banning, CA Tuesdays 9 - 10 AM PST April – Oct https://www.kmet1490am.com/
Heard on WCRN 830 AM Westborough/Boston, MA Saturdays 10-11 AM EST https://tunein.com/radio/WCRN-AM-830-Full-Service-Radio-s1112/
Heard on WOGO 680 AM & 103.1 FM Chippewa Falls, WI Sundays 9-10 AM CST https://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wogo-am
Check out https://thewisconsinvegetablegardener.com/
Email your questions to Gardentalkradio@gmail.com
Or call 24/7 leave your question at 1-800 927-SHOW

In segment two Joey and Holly go over 4 fruit tree and 4 non fruit trees you can grow on your property

4 good landscaping trees and 4 great fruit trees for your property
1st thing before we get into the list one, do you have room for a tree on your property. I do not mean right now I mean when the tree is full grown.
Look up, Power lines
Will it shade out part of your garden?
Can you plant it in the front yard or just in the backyard?
Can it grow in my grow zone ?
How long before I can get a harvest The average bearing age of fruit trees is as follows; apple - 4 to 5 years, sour or tart cherry - 3 to 5 years, pear - 4 to 6 years, and plum - 3 to 5 years.

Ok what are four get fruit trees to grow you find find full size fruit trees but also
dwarf fruit trees, you can have an attractive landscape suitable for a small property,
There is one "catch" that beginners should keep in mind: Some fruit trees are self-fertile, but many others are not. For the latter, you will need to grow more than one tree to achieve pollination. Make it a point to ask nursery staff about this when buying. All of these entries prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
There are semi-dwarf varieties
Tall these can get wide too
Apple tree dwarf 8 to 10 feet tall none dwarf 20 to 30 feet
Cherry tree semi-dwarf cherry tree 10ft tall none dwarf up 30 feet
Peach tree dwarf peach tree that reaches 8 to 10 feet tall none 25ft
Plum some american varieties can grow is zones as low a 4 can grow 15 to 30 feet
If you keep them trimmed correctly they will not get as tall
1 Dogwood tree Depending on the species of Dogwood you plant, you may have a short stout bush or a 25 foot tall tree.
2. Sugar maple 60 to 75 feet tall
3.Silver maples as little as five years old, the silver maple tree will transform your backyard into a shady retreat.
4. Red oaks 75 foot tall
The dwarf chinkapin oak is a shrub or small tree that typically only grows to 13–20 feet
Dwarf Japanese maples are slow-growing, compact trees that grow to about 3 to 8 feet

Check out the companies that make the show possible
Power Planter of www.powerplanter.com
Proplugger of www.proplugger.com
World's coolest rain gauge www.worldscoolestraingauge.com
Rootmaker of www.rootmaker.com Us coupon code TWVG at checkout and save 10% of your order
Tomato snaps of www.tomatosnaps.com
Chapin Manufacturing Inc. of www.chapinmfg.com
Pomona pectin of www.pomonapectin.com
Iv organics of www.ivorganics.com
Dr. JimZ of www.drjimz.com
Seed Savers Exchange of www.seedsavers.org
Waterhoop of www.waterhoop.com
Green Gobbler of www.greengobbler.com
Nessalla koombucha of www.nessalla.com
MI Green House LLC of www.migreenhouse.com
Spartan mosquito of www.spartanmosquito.com
Phyllom BioProducts of www.phyllombioproducts.com
Happy leaf led of www.happyleafled.com
Neptunes harvest of www.neptunesharvest.com
Dripworks of www.dripworks.com
We Grow Indoors of www.wegrowindoors.com
Harvestmore of www.harvest-more.com
Deer defeat www.deerdefeat.com
Blue ribbon organics www.blueribbonorganics.com
Bluemel's garden & landscape center www.bluemels.com Milwaukee,WI official garden center of the show
Wisconsin Greenhouse company of https://wisconsingreenhousecompany.com/
Chip Drop of https://getchipdrop.com/?ref=wisconsinvegetable
Tree-Ripe Fruit Co of https://www.tree-ripe.com/

March 29, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from
March – Oct weekly
Heard on Joy 1340 AM & 98.7 FM Milwaukee, WI Saturday mornings 7-8 AM CST http://player.listenlive.co/41841
Heard on WAAM 1600 AM & 92.7 FM Ann Arbor, MI Sundays 7-8 AM EST https://tinyurl.com/p68cvft
Heard on KDIZ 1570 AM Minneapolis, MN Saturdays 4-5 PM and replay Sundays 2-3 PM CST http://player.listenlive.co/57071
Heard on KFEQ 680 AM at 107.9 FM St. Joseph/Kansas City, MO Sundays 10-11 AM CST http://www.680kfeq.com/live-stream/
Heard on WRMN 1410 AM & 96.7 FM Elgin/Chicago, IL Sundays Noon-1 PM CST https://www.wrmn1410.com/
Heard on KYAH 540 AM Delta/Salt Lake City, UT Saturdays 1-2 PM MST Reply Sundays 9-10 PM MST https://www.yahradio540.com/listen-live/
Heard on KMET 1490 AM & 98.1 FM Banning, CA Tuesdays 9 - 10 AM PST April – Oct https://www.kmet1490am.com/
Heard on WCRN 830 AM Westborough/Boston, MA Saturdays 10-11 AM EST https://tunein.com/radio/WCRN-AM-830-Full-Service-Radio-s1112/
Heard on WOGO 680 AM & 103.1 FM Chippewa Falls, WI Sundays 9-10 AM CST https://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wogo-am
Check out https://thewisconsinvegetablegardener.com/
Email your questions to Gardentalkradio@gmail.com
Or call 24/7 leave your question at 1-800 927-SHOW

In segment one: Joey and Holly ask the question should you till or not till your garden?

To till or not to till your garden
We are talking ground garden and raised bed
You make that decision for your garden here are something to keep in mind for to till or not till
1st the question needs to be asked: Why do people till the garden?
A: It is easy, it loosens the soil
A: mix organic matter into your soil
Tilling too often or deep can do more damage than good to your soil. Rototilling done too early in the season can result in the garden becoming hard and unable to retain moisture. Any heavy tilling when the soil is wet is also destructive to soil structure. The soil will become terribly compacted and dry out too fast.

It you till or you do not till never work the soil if it is too wet. How wet is to wet? If you can take soil in your hand, make a ball and then push into it with your other hand if it does not fall apart it is too wet.
What is the best way to till your soil? If your garden is medium- or small-sized, a shovel or spading fork is the best way. But if you want to use that rototiller, just remember, not too deep and only when the soil is ready. And no matter how you break up your soil, you’ll want to add in some compost or organic matter to provide plants with more nutrition for better growth.

Watch out for worms they are what makes your garden great

Should you till your garden? Things to think about,
How does nature do it
The soil web
Spading the garden and or using a garden fork is less damaging on the soil then using a tiller as it keep from turning it into a powered.

Think about layering a inch or 2 on top of your grow area each year. Do not mix it in let the water and bugs and worms do it for you.

Tilling brings weed seeds up that have been dormant for years. Some seeds can stay dormant for up to 80 years

Cover your soil with something natural leave straw, chemical free seed free grass clippings so it does not weather or wash away

Check out the companies that make the show possible
Power Planter of www.powerplanter.com
Proplugger of www.proplugger.com
World's coolest rain gauge www.worldscoolestraingauge.com
Rootmaker of www.rootmaker.com Us coupon code TWVG at checkout and save 10% of your order
Tomato snaps of www.tomatosnaps.com
Chapin Manufacturing Inc. of www.chapinmfg.com
Pomona pectin of www.pomonapectin.com
Iv organics of www.ivorganics.com
Dr. JimZ of www.drjimz.com
Seed Savers Exchange of www.seedsavers.org
Waterhoop of www.waterhoop.com
Green Gobbler of www.greengobbler.com
Nessalla koombucha of www.nessalla.com
MI Green House LLC of www.migreenhouse.com
Spartan mosquito of www.spartanmosquito.com
Phyllom BioProducts of www.phyllombioproducts.com
Happy leaf led of www.happyleafled.com
Neptunes harvest of www.neptunesharvest.com
Dripworks of www.dripworks.com
We Grow Indoors of www.wegrowindoors.com
Harvestmore of www.harvest-more.com
Deer defeat www.deerdefeat.com
Blue ribbon organics www.blueribbonorganics.com
Bluemel's garden & landscape center www.bluemels.com Milwaukee,WI official garden center of the show
Wisconsin Greenhouse company of https://wisconsingreenhousecompany.com/
Chip Drop of https://getchipdrop.com/?ref=wisconsinvegetable
Tree-Ripe Fruit Co of https://www.tree-ripe.com/

March 28, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from
March – Oct weekly
Heard on Joy 1340 AM & 98.7 FM Milwaukee, WI Saturday mornings 7-8 AM CST http://player.listenlive.co/41841
Heard on WAAM 1600 AM & 92.7 FM Ann Arbor, MI Sundays 7-8 AM EST https://tinyurl.com/p68cvft
Heard on KDIZ 1570 AM Minneapolis, MN Saturdays 4-5 PM and replay Sundays 2-3 PM CST http://player.listenlive.co/57071
Heard on KFEQ 680 AM at 107.9 FM St. Joseph/Kansas City, MO Sundays 10-11 AM CST http://www.680kfeq.com/live-stream/
Heard on WRMN 1410 AM & 96.7 FM Elgin/Chicago, IL Sundays Noon-1 PM CST https://www.wrmn1410.com/
Heard on KYAH 540 AM Delta/Salt Lake City, UT Saturdays 1-2 PM MST Reply Sundays 9-10 PM MST https://www.yahradio540.com/listen-live/
Heard on KMET 1490 AM & 98.1 FM Banning, CA Tuesdays 9 - 10 AM PST April – Oct https://www.kmet1490am.com/
Heard on WCRN 830 AM Westborough/Boston, MA Saturdays 10-11 AM EST https://tunein.com/radio/WCRN-AM-830-Full-Service-Radio-s1112/
Heard on WOGO 680 AM & 103.1 FM Chippewa Falls, WI Sundays 9-10 AM CST https://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wogo-am
Check out https://thewisconsinvegetablegardener.com/
Email your questions to Gardentalkradio@gmail.com
Or call 24/7 leave your question at 1-800 927-SHOW

In segment one: Joey and Holly ask the question should you till or not till your garden?

To till or not to till your garden
We are talking ground garden and raised bed
You make that decision for your garden here are something to keep in mind for to till or not till
1st the question needs to be asked: Why do people till the garden?
A: It is easy, it loosens the soil
A: mix organic matter into your soil
Tilling too often or deep can do more damage than good to your soil. Rototilling done too early in the season can result in the garden becoming hard and unable to retain moisture. Any heavy tilling when the soil is wet is also destructive to soil structure. The soil will become terribly compacted and dry out too fast.

It you till or you do not till never work the soil if it is too wet. How wet is to wet? If you can take soil in your hand, make a ball and then push into it with your other hand if it does not fall apart it is too wet.
What is the best way to till your soil? If your garden is medium- or small-sized, a shovel or spading fork is the best way. But if you want to use that rototiller, just remember, not too deep and only when the soil is ready. And no matter how you break up your soil, you’ll want to add in some compost or organic matter to provide plants with more nutrition for better growth.

Watch out for worms they are what makes your garden great

Should you till your garden? Things to think about,
How does nature do it
The soil web
Spading the garden and or using a garden fork is less damaging on the soil then using a tiller as it keep from turning it into a powered.

Think about layering a inch or 2 on top of your grow area each year. Do not mix it in let the water and bugs and worms do it for you.

Tilling brings weed seeds up that have been dormant for years. Some seeds can stay dormant for up to 80 years

Cover your soil with something natural leave straw, chemical free seed free grass clippings so it does not weather or wash away

In segment two Joey and Holly go over 4 fruit tree and 4 non fruit trees you can grow on your property

4 good landscaping trees and 4 great fruit trees for your property
1st thing before we get into the list one, do you have room for a tree on your property. I do not mean right now I mean when the tree is full grown.
Look up, Power lines
Will it shade out part of your garden?
Can you plant it in the front yard or just in the backyard?
Can it grow in my grow zone ?
How long before I can get a harvest The average bearing age of fruit trees is as follows; apple - 4 to 5 years, sour or tart cherry - 3 to 5 years, pear - 4 to 6 years, and plum - 3 to 5 years.

Ok what are four get fruit trees to grow you find find full size fruit trees but also
dwarf fruit trees, you can have an attractive landscape suitable for a small property,
There is one "catch" that beginners should keep in mind: Some fruit trees are self-fertile, but many others are not. For the latter, you will need to grow more than one tree to achieve pollination. Make it a point to ask nursery staff about this when buying. All of these entries prefer full sun and well-drained soil.
There are semi-dwarf varieties
Tall these can get wide too
Apple tree dwarf 8 to 10 feet tall none dwarf 20 to 30 feet
Cherry tree semi-dwarf cherry tree 10ft tall none dwarf up 30 feet
Peach tree dwarf peach tree that reaches 8 to 10 feet tall none 25ft
Plum some american varieties can grow is zones as low a 4 can grow 15 to 30 feet
If you keep them trimmed correctly they will not get as tall
1 Dogwood tree Depending on the species of Dogwood you plant, you may have a short stout bush or a 25 foot tall tree.
2. Sugar maple 60 to 75 feet tall
3.Silver maples as little as five years old, the silver maple tree will transform your backyard into a shady retreat.
4. Red oaks 75 foot tall
The dwarf chinkapin oak is a shrub or small tree that typically only grows to 13–20 feet
Dwarf Japanese maples are slow-growing, compact trees that grow to about 3 to 8 feet

In segment three Joey and Holly welcome their guest author Kim Eierman
Kim Eierman is the Founder of EcoBeneficial. She is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants.

1. What is an ecological landscape?
2. Why is it important to grow native plants?
3. What are resources for people to find out what plants are native to their area?
4. Why are pollinators important? Why are they at risk?
5. How can we help the pollinators?
6. Where can our listeners out more about you?

Garden questions answered in segment four by Joey and Holly

Q: I would love it if I could be pointed in the right direction for what I can do right now to prepare for spring! thank you so much in advance I am in Wisconsin
A: A few things you can start doing now is looking at what you want to plant and either but the seeds for direct sowing when the time is right for those seeds and if you want to start seeds indoors not is a good time to start tomatoes, eggplants, the brassicas, herbs, to name a few. Also you can lay out your garden so you have an outline so where you would like to start plans always change but it will give a starting point.

Q: From Instagram I am trying to find out how to use pet ashes from a cremation in the garden. From what I gather it either is or is very similar to bone meal. We want to memorialize our cat this way. He can be a part of the trees in the forest. But I don’t want to over or under do it so I am trying to get my bearings.
A: You're not going to overdo it by spreading the ashes in the garden/ forest. There will be a small amount of potash in the ashes. You have a small amount of ashes, it's not a long term feed to the plants it is a short term but there are some nutriences for the plants and it will not hurt them you would also want to mix them in the soil as they ashes can blow away.

Q:Any tips for growing tomatoes upside down?
A: Well, tomatoes don't do particularly well upside down that said if you are going to try it I would recommend an indeterminate cherry variety as it does not take as long to grow and develop as large fruiting tomatoes. I would try to grow it in full sun and be sure to keep the root system Hydrated and properly fed over the growing season as tomatoes are heavy feeders and will deplete the nutrients in the soil quickly

Q: Will there be a problem with some plants crossing with others of the same family/ varieties if planted close together ?
A: No and yes. For the current growing season if you are only growing for production
and not going to save seeds then you will have no problem. If you are going to be growing for production and seed saving then yes example you are growing 5 varieties of cucumbers there is a very good chance that you will have crossed varieties if you save seeds. Now that could be good and bad as you may have a new type of cucumber that is tastes great or one the does not

Q: Can you use a palm cactus fruit soil to put cantaloupe seedlings in?
A: You could but I would advise not to simply because palm cactus fruit soil is made to be drain and dry out much quicker than standard potting soil and as those types of plants do not like to have soil that holds moisture. I would use compost of a potting soil that has a slow release fertilizer in it.

Q: I’ve never grown beets before. I don't have a yard and I want to do these in a pot. How big of a pot would I have to get to plant these?
A: Beets can grow in any size pot. It is best to grow them in a larger container as you can get more plants in it, and it will have more soil which will take more time to dry out. Holds more moisture. You also can mulch the beets as they come up. Do remember to thin them as they are a cluster seed and without thinning them they will not develop large Bulbs We have grown them in grow bags as small as 3 gallons you can get 3 to 4 plants in and they did very well

Q: What would you recommend plastic or metal watering can?
A: There are benefits to both and also negatives also metal can rust if not taken care of and brought in plastic and break down via the sunlight plastic is lighter and then medal. But the medal is much more durable. We have both the key to any watering can is to get a size you can handle. Just because it can hold 3 gallons if you can’t carry 3 gallons it do no good. Also make sure the sprinkler had can be removed for cleaning.

Q: What is required to grow asparagus? I'm considering it, but have no clue about it. Where would I purchase starts (or whatever they're called)?
A. To plant asparagus crowns, dig trenches 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep (8 inches in sandy soil) down the center of the prepared bed. Soak the crowns in compost tea for 20 minutes before planting. Place the crowns in the trenches 1½ to 2 feet apart; top them with 2 to 3 inches of soil.
Asparagus thrives in slightly acid soil (pH of about 6.5). Choose a site that has partial sun (full sun is not needed). Asparagus does not like to have its feet “wet,” so be sure that your garden bed has good drainage. If you do not have good drainage, consider growing asparagus in raised beds.
Yield. In general, plant between 10 and 12 asparagus plants per person for fresh eating. If you are especially fond of asparagus or want additional produce for freezing, plant a few more. The basic guideline is 50 plants for a family of four, advises Barbara Damrosch, author of "The Garden Primer."
Buy them seed saver exchange do not carry asparagus crowns you would want a 2 yr old crown and some online site have them your local independent garden center most likely will have them

Q: Do I still need to seal pressure treated wood?
A: It is not necessary because of the pressure treated lumber but if IM going to invest in lumber and raised beds I would seal it with a wood sealer just to add an additional layer of protection on that would to potentially get another 2,3,4 years out of it After installation, treated wood takes 2-4 weeks to dry. For optimal results, wait until the wood is completely dry to paint and stain. or you could leave the wood out in the sun for that time treat it then make the beds

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March 27, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

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In segment three Joey and Holly welcome their guest author Katie Elzer Peters

Katie Elzer Peters is an author, copywriter, editor, blogger, and gardener. She is also a marketing expert and has written a number of books.

Your very first book is the Beginners Illustrated Guide to Gardening – this book is full of really good beginner garden advice. What inspired you to write it and what is one of your favorite tips in the book?
You worked in botanical gardens before you became a business/market consultant, editor, etc – what was the reason you decided to make the career change?
You have a book on No- Waste Gardening, which has an ecologically minded topic – why is sustainable gardening important to you?
What is your favorite vegetable, or most notable, to regrow from kitchen scraps?
We embrace failure as gardeners, and in our lives, and use it to grow from (no pun intended) – what is a garden failure, or life failure, you learned from?
Where can we find out more about you?

Garden questions answered in segment four by Joey and Holly
Q: Mary from Silver Spring, MD I'm starting a garden. Where should I buy my vegetable seeds from?
A: we would suggest https://www.seedsavers.org/ they have a great selection
Q:Barb and Joel ask
I have a question about carrots and have not seen an answer anywhere.
Years ago, I could grow great carrots – now in the same garden the carrots come up great but when they reach maturity, the tops, about an inch down the actual carrot, are brownish with holes in them. No bugs or animals are apparent. What could this be?
I have rotated the carrots to different sections of the garden and plant two different varieties, but all are the same.
Help please

A:you have carrot fly
Choose resistant varieties.
Avoid thinning out. As this puts the smell int he air
Cover with fleece.
Make fly barriers.
Grow with alliums. Grow carrots alongside strong-smelling companion plants such as alliums, including chives and garlic.
Mix with other crops.
Sow later.Sow carrots late in the season – sowings made from June onwards usually avoid the first generation of pests, although further generations of flies can attack from July to September.
Rotate your crops
Avoid parsnips and celery
Use controls Use a biological control, such as carrot fly nematodes, or a sticky trap.

Q: I sprayed between my trees with grazon to kill the weeds not the grass, The trees do not look well dying and curling up. How long will the grazon stay in the soil

A: Grazon is a Persistent herbicides can remain active in soil for up to 2 years, sometimes even longer. And even if you have compost from animals that has eaten the grass that was sprayed with Persistent herbicides like grazon it will still kill your plants years after in the composted form
This chemical is used to control herbaceous weeds and some woody plants, without killing desirable lawn and turf grasses. It will kill the trees no right away but over time as you are seeing with the curing on the leaves

Q: With using shredded paper in your garden, are you worried about what’s in the toner and inks at all?
A: Good question no we are not worried because most if not all ink is soy based and in toxic however if their might be toxic ink the tiny trace of it would not hurt the soil. As the soil has a natural barrier called a buffering compactly that protects is self from bad things, Like acid rain or small levels of toxins

Q: I have several pickle buckets that i have washed cleaned very well but can’t get the pickle smell out. Can i still plant in these buckets? Do you think they would be ok?
A: Yes you can plant in those with no problem do make some drainage holes and you will be all set. The smell is in the plastic and you will never remove it but it will not hurt the soil or plants

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March 25, 2020 10:00 PM PDT

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In segment three Joey and Holly welcome their guest author Katie Elzer Peters

Katie Elzer Peters is an author, copywriter, editor, blogger, and gardener. She is also a marketing expert and has written a number of books.

Your very first book is the Beginners Illustrated Guide to Gardening – this book is full of really good beginner garden advice. What inspired you to write it and what is one of your favorite tips in the book?
You worked in botanical gardens before you became a business/market consultant, editor, etc – what was the reason you decided to make the career change?
You have a book on No- Waste Gardening, which has an ecologically minded topic – why is sustainable gardening important to you?
What is your favorite vegetable, or most notable, to regrow from kitchen scraps?
We embrace failure as gardeners, and in our lives, and use it to grow from (no pun intended) – what is a garden failure, or life failure, you learned from?
Where can we find out more about you?

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Tomato snaps of www.tomatosnaps.com
Chapin Manufacturing Inc. of www.chapinmfg.com
Pomona pectin of www.pomonapectin.com
Iv organics of www.ivorganics.com
Dr. JimZ of www.drjimz.com
Seed Savers Exchange of www.seedsavers.org
Waterhoop of www.waterhoop.com
Green Gobbler of www.greengobbler.com
Nessalla koombucha of www.nessalla.com
MI Green House LLC of www.migreenhouse.com
Spartan mosquito of www.spartanmosquito.com
Phyllom BioProducts of www.phyllombioproducts.com
Happy leaf led of www.happyleafled.com
Neptunes harvest of www.neptunesharvest.com
Dripworks of www.dripworks.com
We Grow Indoors of www.wegrowindoors.com
Harvestmore of www.harvest-more.com
Deer defeat www.deerdefeat.com
Blue ribbon organics www.blueribbonorganics.com
Bluemel's garden & landscape center www.bluemels.com Milwaukee,WI official garden center of the show
Wisconsin Greenhouse company of https://wisconsingreenhousecompany.com/
Tree-Ripe Fruit Co of https://www.tree-ripe.com/

March 25, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

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Heard on KDIZ 1570 AM Minneapolis, MN Saturdays 4-5 PM and replay Sundays 2-3 PM CST http://player.listenlive.co/57071
Heard on KFEQ 680 AM at 107.9 FM St. Joseph/Kansas City, MO Sundays 10-11 AM CST http://www.680kfeq.com/live-stream/
Heard on WRMN 1410 AM & 96.7 FM Elgin/Chicago, IL Sundays Noon-1 PM CST https://www.wrmn1410.com/
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In segment two Joey and Holly go over 20 Deer resistant plants for you landscape
Deer have become one of the biggest problems for gardeners, mostly due to the way they forage on our treasured plants.
The first line of defense is always some kind of physical barrier. How tall does a deer fence need to be A deer fence needs to be 6 to 10 feet tall
hydrangeas and many other plants the deer love.
deer netting throughout the landscape, is another option
The next step is to use a repellent. Our favorite is deer defeat, is a natural, environmentally safe Deer Defeat effectively deters deer, rabbits, groundhogs and other browsing animals, while actively nourishing your vegetation. Dries clear and odorless. Will NOT clog your sprayer. Deer Defeat works for 30 days through rain, snow, and freeze. Safe, effective, and works on rabbits. Money back guarantee. To purchase, go to Deerdefeat.com. Use the code “Radio” to save 10% off your order. Go to https://deerdefeat.com/ and use the code “Radio”. Deer Defeat, It Can’t Be Beat!
Here are some deer resistant plant
Disclaimer : the plants we are going to talk about are deer-resistant, not deer-proof. All of these plants could get tasted by deer, but they are not favorites. What is deer-resistant for one person might not be for another.
Every herd eats differently; it’s one of the maddening things about dealing with deer.
1. Boxwoods are a popular shrub and are commonly used in the landscape. There is a disease called boxwood blight, which is something to think about when planting the shrub. There are disease-resistant varieties being introduced this season. The plant takes well to pruning and will grow for decades when it’s happy. It is a full sun plant.
2. Junipers are very tough plants They can grow prostrate or tall like a tree. If you’re looking for an indestructible evergreen,
Lilacs the fragrance of a lilac is an incredible trick. A vase full of 3. flowers is one of the wonderful traditions of spring. There are lots of variations.
4. Inkberry This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub has small, nearly black berries, hence the name. Often used as a substitute for boxwoods, this tough plant will be happy in the shade or with part sun.
5. ELDERBERRY Cultivated varieties like ‘Black Lace’ and ‘Black Beauty’ make a bold statement in the garden. Elderberries are tough shrubs that like sun but will also grow in part shade.
6. Holly is deer-resistant, not deer proof If a deer is hungry enough, it will eat just about anything. Varieties like ‘Gold Coast’ offer pretty variegated foliage.
7. daffodils,There are 13 different divisions of the bulb, each one with a different size and form. When daffodils bloom, they herald the arrival of spring. Study the divisions and order something different and cool.
Vegetables
8.Rhubarb
9.Mint
10.Garlic
11.Onions
12.Potatoes
13.Hot peppers
14.Chives
15.Dill
16.rosemary
17.Sage
18.Thyme
19.Oregano
20. Mexican sunflowers

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Blue ribbon organics www.blueribbonorganics.com
Bluemel's garden & landscape center www.bluemels.com Milwaukee,WI official garden center of the show
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March 24, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

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In segment one: Joey and Holly talk about what types of fertilizers are there and how they work.

Sourese from https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/fertilizer/types-of-fertilizer.html
There are many types of fertilizer
Organic inorganic
Compost teas
Slow- and Controlled-Release Fertilizers
Slow- and controlled-release fertilizers provide nutrients to plant roots over an extended period of time
Dry Fertilizer
Water-soluble Fertilizer. To name a few
Note Always follow the directions period end of story
Inorganic Fertilizers
Inorganic fertilizers are materials that are mined or synthesized from non-living materials. Many inorganic fertilizers contain nutrients that are immediately available to plants. Others are formulated to allow nutrients to be released over a period of time. If you use an inorganic fertilizer in your landscape, choose one with some or all of the nutrients in slow- or controlled-release form, so that the plants will be able to take up the fertilizer as it is gradually released.
Organic Fertilizers
Organic fertilizers are materials that are derived from plants and animals; one of the most common forms is manure. Organic matter incorporated into the soil before planting will help fertilize your vegetable plants, but you'll need to add additional fertilizer after planting. Composted animal manures used in place of inorganic fertilizer are best applied as a side dressing—this means they're placed next to rows.
The quick availability of nutrients, especially nitrogen, is very important in vegetable growing. Therefore, you may want to supplement any organic fertilizer you apply with some inorganic fertilizer for quick feeding If you soil is lacking in nitrogen . Many gardeners use a combination of fertilizers and techniques in the garden.
Gardeners who wish to avoid chemical fertilizers can also use fish emulsions or manure teas. Fish emulsion, which is usually high in nitrogen but low in phosphorus, is mixed with water and sprinkled around plants every two to three weeks, or as needed.
Good to to talk about the 3 numbers on the bag 1st number Nitrogen 2nd number phoperus (also can be referred as potash) 3rd number potassium
Manure tea is made by seeping manure in a barrel or tub of water. Place several shovelfuls of manure in a porous cloth sack, then soak the sack of manure in the water until the water becomes the color of weak tea.
Weed tea also can be make
Dry Fertilizer
Dry fertilizer can be applied in many ways. Scatter it over the entire garden, down a row, or ring individual plants. You can broadcast dry fertilizer
Water-soluble Fertilizer
Water-soluble fertilizers are often useful as a quick boost for vegetables. Liquids or crystals mixed with water are applied as frequently as once a week. The nutrients, easily distributed by a gardener with a sprinkling can, are readily available to plants. These fertilizers are especially handy for container-grown plants.
Foliar feeding, a technique of spraying plants with dilute liquid fertilizer, is rarely part of regular maintenance. Instead, use it to provide a special boost or to supplement micronutrients like iron, manganese, or zinc.
The smaller the water droplets mist the easier the plant can pick in up off its leaves
Do you need fertilizer? It all depends on your growing situation.

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Harvestmore of www.harvest-more.com
Deer defeat www.deerdefeat.com
Blue ribbon organics www.blueribbonorganics.com
Bluemel's garden & landscape center www.bluemels.com Milwaukee,WI official garden center of the show
Wisconsin Greenhouse company of https://wisconsingreenhousecompany.com/
Tree-Ripe Fruit Co https://www.tree-ripe.com/

March 23, 2020 04:00 AM PDT

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In segment one: Joey and Holly talk about what types of fertilizers are there and how they work.

Sourese from https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/fertilizer/types-of-fertilizer.html
There are many types of fertilizer
Organic inorganic
Compost teas
Slow- and Controlled-Release Fertilizers
Slow- and controlled-release fertilizers provide nutrients to plant roots over an extended period of time
Dry Fertilizer
Water-soluble Fertilizer. To name a few
Note Always follow the directions period end of story
Inorganic Fertilizers
Inorganic fertilizers are materials that are mined or synthesized from non-living materials. Many inorganic fertilizers contain nutrients that are immediately available to plants. Others are formulated to allow nutrients to be released over a period of time. If you use an inorganic fertilizer in your landscape, choose one with some or all of the nutrients in slow- or controlled-release form, so that the plants will be able to take up the fertilizer as it is gradually released.
Organic Fertilizers
Organic fertilizers are materials that are derived from plants and animals; one of the most common forms is manure. Organic matter incorporated into the soil before planting will help fertilize your vegetable plants, but you'll need to add additional fertilizer after planting. Composted animal manures used in place of inorganic fertilizer are best applied as a side dressing—this means they're placed next to rows.
The quick availability of nutrients, especially nitrogen, is very important in vegetable growing. Therefore, you may want to supplement any organic fertilizer you apply with some inorganic fertilizer for quick feeding If you soil is lacking in nitrogen . Many gardeners use a combination of fertilizers and techniques in the garden.
Gardeners who wish to avoid chemical fertilizers can also use fish emulsions or manure teas. Fish emulsion, which is usually high in nitrogen but low in phosphorus, is mixed with water and sprinkled around plants every two to three weeks, or as needed.
Good to to talk about the 3 numbers on the bag 1st number Nitrogen 2nd number phoperus (also can be referred as potash) 3rd number potassium
Manure tea is made by seeping manure in a barrel or tub of water. Place several shovelfuls of manure in a porous cloth sack, then soak the sack of manure in the water until the water becomes the color of weak tea.
Weed tea also can be make
Dry Fertilizer
Dry fertilizer can be applied in many ways. Scatter it over the entire garden, down a row, or ring individual plants. You can broadcast dry fertilizer
Water-soluble Fertilizer
Water-soluble fertilizers are often useful as a quick boost for vegetables. Liquids or crystals mixed with water are applied as frequently as once a week. The nutrients, easily distributed by a gardener with a sprinkling can, are readily available to plants. These fertilizers are especially handy for container-grown plants.
Foliar feeding, a technique of spraying plants with dilute liquid fertilizer, is rarely part of regular maintenance. Instead, use it to provide a special boost or to supplement micronutrients like iron, manganese, or zinc.
The smaller the water droplets mist the easier the plant can pick in up off its leaves
Do you need fertilizer? It all depends on your growing situation.

In segment two Joey and Holly go over 20 Deer resistant plants for you landscape
Deer have become one of the biggest problems for gardeners, mostly due to the way they forage on our treasured plants.
The first line of defense is always some kind of physical barrier. How tall does a deer fence need to be A deer fence needs to be 6 to 10 feet tall
hydrangeas and many other plants the deer love.
deer netting throughout the landscape, is another option
The next step is to use a repellent. Our favorite is deer defeat, is a natural, environmentally safe Deer Defeat effectively deters deer, rabbits, groundhogs and other browsing animals, while actively nourishing your vegetation. Dries clear and odorless. Will NOT clog your sprayer. Deer Defeat works for 30 days through rain, snow, and freeze. Safe, effective, and works on rabbits. Money back guarantee. To purchase, go to Deerdefeat.com. Use the code “Radio” to save 10% off your order. Go to https://deerdefeat.com/ and use the code “Radio”. Deer Defeat, It Can’t Be Beat!
Here are some deer resistant plant
Disclaimer : the plants we are going to talk about are deer-resistant, not deer-proof. All of these plants could get tasted by deer, but they are not favorites. What is deer-resistant for one person might not be for another.
Every herd eats differently; it’s one of the maddening things about dealing with deer.
1. Boxwoods are a popular shrub and are commonly used in the landscape. There is a disease called boxwood blight, which is something to think about when planting the shrub. There are disease-resistant varieties being introduced this season. The plant takes well to pruning and will grow for decades when it’s happy. It is a full sun plant.
2. Junipers are very tough plants They can grow prostrate or tall like a tree. If you’re looking for an indestructible evergreen,
Lilacs the fragrance of a lilac is an incredible trick. A vase full of 3. flowers is one of the wonderful traditions of spring. There are lots of variations.
4. Inkberry This easy-to-grow evergreen shrub has small, nearly black berries, hence the name. Often used as a substitute for boxwoods, this tough plant will be happy in the shade or with part sun.
5. ELDERBERRY Cultivated varieties like ‘Black Lace’ and ‘Black Beauty’ make a bold statement in the garden. Elderberries are tough shrubs that like sun but will also grow in part shade.
6. Holly is deer-resistant, not deer proof If a deer is hungry enough, it will eat just about anything. Varieties like ‘Gold Coast’ offer pretty variegated foliage.
7. daffodils,There are 13 different divisions of the bulb, each one with a different size and form. When daffodils bloom, they herald the arrival of spring. Study the divisions and order something different and cool.
Vegetables
8.Rhubarb
9.Mint
10.Garlic
11.Onions
12.Potatoes
13.Hot peppers
14.Chives
15.Dill
16.rosemary
17.Sage
18.Thyme
19.Oregano
20. Mexican sunflowers

In segment three Joey and Holly welcome their guest author Katie Elzer Peters

Katie Elzer Peters is an author, copywriter, editor, blogger, and gardener. She is also a marketing expert and has written a number of books.

Your very first book is the Beginners Illustrated Guide to Gardening – this book is full of really good beginner garden advice. What inspired you to write it and what is one of your favorite tips in the book?
You worked in botanical gardens before you became a business/market consultant, editor, etc – what was the reason you decided to make the career change?
You have a book on No- Waste Gardening, which has an ecologically minded topic – why is sustainable gardening important to you?
What is your favorite vegetable, or most notable, to regrow from kitchen scraps?
We embrace failure as gardeners, and in our lives, and use it to grow from (no pun intended) – what is a garden failure, or life failure, you learned from?
Where can we find out more about you?

Garden questions answered in segment four by Joey and Holly
Q: Mary from Silver Spring, MD I'm starting a garden. Where should I buy my vegetable seeds from?
A: we would suggest https://www.seedsavers.org/ they have a great selection
Q:Barb and Joel ask
I have a question about carrots and have not seen an answer anywhere.
Years ago, I could grow great carrots – now in the same garden the carrots come up great but when they reach maturity, the tops, about an inch down the actual carrot, are brownish with holes in them. No bugs or animals are apparent. What could this be?
I have rotated the carrots to different sections of the garden and plant two different varieties, but all are the same.
Help please

A:you have carrot fly
Choose resistant varieties.
Avoid thinning out. As this puts the smell int he air
Cover with fleece.
Make fly barriers.
Grow with alliums. Grow carrots alongside strong-smelling companion plants such as alliums, including chives and garlic.
Mix with other crops.
Sow later.Sow carrots late in the season – sowings made from June onwards usually avoid the first generation of pests, although further generations of flies can attack from July to September.
Rotate your crops
Avoid parsnips and celery
Use controls Use a biological control, such as carrot fly nematodes, or a sticky trap.

Q: I sprayed between my trees with grazon to kill the weeds not the grass, The trees do not look well dying and curling up. How long will the grazon stay in the soil

A: Grazon is a Persistent herbicides can remain active in soil for up to 2 years, sometimes even longer. And even if you have compost from animals that has eaten the grass that was sprayed with Persistent herbicides like grazon it will still kill your plants years after in the composted form
This chemical is used to control herbaceous weeds and some woody plants, without killing desirable lawn and turf grasses. It will kill the trees no right away but over time as you are seeing with the curing on the leaves

Q: With using shredded paper in your garden, are you worried about what’s in the toner and inks at all?
A: Good question no we are not worried because most if not all ink is soy based and in toxic however if their might be toxic ink the tiny trace of it would not hurt the soil. As the soil has a natural barrier called a buffering compactly that protects is self from bad things, Like acid rain or small levels of toxins

Q: I have several pickle buckets that i have washed cleaned very well but can’t get the pickle smell out. Can i still plant in these buckets? Do you think they would be ok?
A: Yes you can plant in those with no problem do make some drainage holes and you will be all set. The smell is in the plastic and you will never remove it but it will not hurt the soil or plants

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