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Gardentalk – How to eat your flowerbed

8/9/2019
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Beebalm, nasturtium, begonia and squash flowers are a great addition to any salad, while flowers from bolting radishes, turnips and broccoli can actually taste quite sweet.

Duration:00:07:03

Gardentalk – Juice, jams, jellies and pie. Oh, my!

8/7/2019
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has some inspiration for making something out of those blueberries, cherries, salmonberries and other berries you just picked.

Duration:00:06:45

Gardentalk – Nip that flower after pollination

7/26/2019
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Removing a zucchini plant's female flower, for example, can prevent the spread of fungus into the rest of the plant and the developing zucchini.

Duration:00:06:07

Gardentalk – It’s garlic harvesting time!

7/19/2019
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If the scapes straighten out, or if you see yellow or brown developing in garlic stalks and at least half of the leaves, then the garlic is ready to be picked.

Duration:00:06:54

Gardentalk – Harvest potential exploders before the big rain

7/16/2019
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski recommends that you harvest as many ripe cherries and cabbage as you can before they split and become inedible.

Duration:00:05:54

Gardentalk – Ed answers your questions on gardening and yard care

6/27/2019
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Listeners send in questions about crabapple tree discoloration, horsetail proliferation, and hydrangea care.

Duration:00:06:46

Gardentalk – Preparing your picked peonies for a perfect, prolonged presentation

6/21/2019
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has tips for getting the most out of your peonies flowers. He also answers a question about mulch for rhododendrons.

Duration:00:06:47

Gardentalk – Why a mulch is useful for your yard and garden

6/14/2019
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Mulch or a non-living ground cover can inhibit weed growth, conserve moisture and provide a more aesthetically-pleasing surface than just bare soil between your trees and shrubs.

Duration:00:05:50

Gardentalk – Summer’s second planting season now underway

6/6/2019
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As soon as gardeners harvest their first spring crop, they can start planting a second crop of peas, carrots, beets, swiss chard, lettuce and kale.

Duration:00:04:11

Gardentalk – Preparing for early vegetable and garlic scape harvest

6/3/2019
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski also recommends applying a liquid fertilizer to some vegetables if they turn a pale or yellowish-green.

Duration:00:06:21

Gardentalk – How do you get rid of cow parsnip?

5/26/2019
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Sometimes called wild celery, cow parsnip secretes a substance that's irritable to skin. Protect your face, hands and arms if you plan on cutting down or removing the perennial plant.

Duration:00:07:28

Gardentalk – Banish and bury those dandelions and buttercups

5/20/2019
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Remove their flowers, roots and runners to prevent their spread. A layer of cardboard also serves as a mulch that will kill the plants within a year or two.

Duration:00:07:06

Gardentalk – Last call for spring garden vegetable planting

5/9/2019
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This is the latest that gardeners can plant a radishes and spinach. Otherwise, they will quickly bolt in June and July. Peas, parsnips, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, mustard greens, swiss chard, and potatoes can also be planted now if the soil is warm.

Duration:00:06:05

Gardentalk – Use seed potatoes for your summer spud crop

4/25/2019
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Certified seed potatoes are usually disease-free and lack the chemical sprout inhibitor that is usually applied before eating potatoes are shipped to grocery stores.

Duration:00:05:22

Gardentalk – Feed me, Seymour!

4/22/2019
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski answers a listener's question about fertilizing a tree and has a primer on fertilizer mixes for trees, shrubs, vegetables, and even grass lawns.

Duration:00:06:33

Gardentalk – Planting and seed starting

4/11/2019
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Shallot and onion bulbs can be planted into cool, moist soil now. But other vegetables like tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli should be started indoors over the next few weeks before transplanting them outside.

Duration:00:09:00

Gardentalk – Here’s your early-season, pre-planting checklist

4/4/2019
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Gardening season is here! Master Gardener Ed Buyarski encourages us to finish with the clean-up of messy greenhouses and garden beds that we started last fall.

Duration:00:06:17

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