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Gardentalk – Season finale on fall clean up of yard and garden, bringing in perennials

10/12/2018
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Remove all dead and dying vegetation so that it doesn't turn into prime slug habitat. And, don't forget to bring in your begonias, dahlias and fuschias for the winter.

Duration:00:05:57

Gardentalk – How to check for fruit ripeness

10/11/2018
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Softness, taste and sometimes color are the best ways to check the ripeness of kiwi, apples, pears and tomatoes.

Duration:00:06:34

Gardentalk – It’s sugar time for veggies

10/5/2018
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Cool, dry weather will actually boost the sugar content of plants, especially root vegetables.

Duration:00:06:03

Gardentalk – Gotta get that garlic growing in the ground

9/28/2018
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Plant the biggest cloves in rich, well-drained soil in a sunny location. They should be planted about 2 inches deep and 6 to 8 inches apart with each clove's pointy end up.

Duration:00:05:57

Gardentalk – How to treat your freshly harvested potatoes with TLC

9/26/2018
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Very carefully loosen the soil and pull out potatoes by hand. Place the potatoes in trays or crates in a cool place so the skins can toughen up. Then, cover with blankets, cardboard or newspapers.

Duration:00:06:28

Gardentalk – How to protect your veggies from the coming frost

9/14/2018
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One option is to bring potted plants into a garage or other protected space. Alternatives for garden plots include gently covering plants with old blankets or cardboard boxes. That will provide insulation for retaining heat close to the soil.

Duration:00:05:57

Gardentalk – How to collect your own flower and vegetable seeds

8/24/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski describes how to create your own seed bank or collecting seeds for your own use.

Duration:00:06:26

Gardentalk – Great Alaska Slug Hunt: Fight back against invading mollusks

8/22/2018
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A clean yard and garden can stem a slug onslaught. If that doesn't work, then effective extermination methods include slug bait, salt, an ammonia solution, beer traps, or simply a pair of bricks.

Duration:00:06:28

Gardentalk – When home improvement projects require emergency tree and shrub care

8/17/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has some tips for homeowners who are trying to preserve their trees and shrubs while major home improvement projects are underway. Also, the annual Harvest Fair and Farmer's Market is Saturday, August 16 at the Juneau Community Garden.

Duration:00:07:06

Gardentalk – Thyme for a deep chive featuring sage advice; homegrown herbs are a big dill for cooks

8/15/2018
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Fresh, homegrown herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, chives, dill, basil, tarragon and oregano can really add that extra pop to any dish. Some herbs best retain their flavor and aroma depending on whether they are frozen or dried.

Duration:00:05:41

Gardentalk – When too much moisture is a bad thing

7/27/2018
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Master gardener Ed Buyarski says ripe cherries will crack and split if they are not picked before the next rainfall. Garlic bulbs will develop a fungus and thin skins if they are overwatered.

Duration:00:05:42

Gardentalk – Here’s your primer on picking peonies

7/20/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has a few tips for selecting and planting peony varieties.

Duration:00:06:09

Gardentalk — Trim a little now for a bigger harvest later

7/13/2018
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Prune each tomato or cucumber plant's extra side shoots so it can put more energy into growing more fruit. Better ventilation and airflow around the plants also limits mold and mildew infections.

Duration:00:06:22

Gardentalk – How to juice your garden with weeds

7/6/2018
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The cold brew of weeds and water contains essential garden nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.

Duration:00:06:58

Gardentalk – Go big with garlic and deadhead those scapes

6/29/2018
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Trim off the scape before it starts curling so the garlic plant can devote more energy to bulb development

Duration:00:04:59

Gardentalk – Green thumb Ed answers your questions

6/22/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski answers your questions about how to build window covers for garden beds and how to mitigate a possible rhododendron fungus. Don't miss Saturday's Southeast Master Gardeners Garden Tour. And, don't forget to vent your greenhouses and water your plants!

Duration:00:06:46

Gardentalk – Is it dead yet? Some plants may still cling to life

6/14/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has some hints to determine if your vegetable plant, shrub, or tree will survive from dead roots, cold shock, or wind burn and sun burn damage.

Duration:00:06:21

Gardentalk — Your vegetables, flowers thank you for your support

6/7/2018
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Propping up plants keeps them away from slugs and ground moisture. It also helps with air circulation which mitigates mold and mildew issues.

Duration:00:05:43

Gardentalk — When it comes to pollination, some plants need help

6/1/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has some tips for pollinating apples, cherries, kiwi and zucchinis in your yard and garden. Some may be self-fertile, but others may need manual intervention to move the pollen between male and female flowers and plants.

Duration:00:07:19

Gardentalk – Starting saps and sprouts to sculpture and stabilize soggy soil

5/25/2018
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To beautify and dry out a wet section of your yard, Master Gardener Ed Buyarski recommends ligularia, primose, highbush cranberry, dogwood, cottonwood, and willow.

Duration:00:05:51