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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

Gardentalk – Mulch it!

5/19/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski says gardeners can slow down weed growth by laying down an adequate mulch of wood bark, cardboard, newspaper, seaweed, fabric, or gravel.

Duration:00:04:21

Gardentalk — Mounting best defense against root maggot attack

5/16/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski says the larvae attack the roots of cabbage, radish, kale, rutabaga, cauliflower, broccoli and turnips. In warm weather, their leaves wilt because their damaged roots cannot pull up enough moisture. Root maggot larvae burrow into the roots and leave tell-tale holes and tracks.

Duration:00:05:11

Gardentalk — Practice pruning patience with more resilient species

5/15/2018
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Rhododendrons, and pine and cedar trees may have suffered damage from this winter's cold temperatures and relatively low snowfall. Master Gardener Ed Buyarski urges patience before pruning away any apparent damage. Some species are fairly resilient and will likely rebound later this spring.

Duration:00:05:29

Gardentalk – Spacing sprouting spud seeds

4/27/2018
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Gardeners thinking about a crop of cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower later this season should start them indoors now.

Duration:00:06:11

Gardentalk — Prepare the way for perennials, national primrose show

4/20/2018
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Submit your own entry for the National Primrose Show and Conference which runs May 4-6 in Juneau.

Duration:00:06:16

Gardentalk – Attacking greenhouse mold and mildew

4/12/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski also has some hints for keeping our garlic going until harvest later this summer.

Duration:00:06:25

Gardentalk — Don’t settle for being medi-okra

4/5/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski provides some tips for care of okra plants and tool maintenance. A garden tool workshop starts 3 p.m. this Saturday at the Douglas Library.

Duration:00:08:48

Gardentalk — Where are the blooming bulbs?

3/30/2018
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Some bulbs may still be buried by snow, but those that have already emerged are in danger of being hard-frosted by overnight temperatures in the 20s.

Duration:00:05:28

Gardentalk — Spring pruning and greenhouse planting

3/23/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski advises gardeners to thin out their apple and cherry trees, and start sowing spinach, peas, radishes, kale, and early mustards in their greenhouse or hoophouse.

Duration:00:06:44

Gardentalk – Getting started now with seeds indoors

3/15/2018
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Master Gardener Ed Buyaski says starting seeds indoors is a good way to get an early jump on the gardening season, especially if the ground is still frozen or it's still too cold outside.

Duration:00:05:07

Gardentalk – Season finale

10/16/2017
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski provides some advice for fall and winter care of begonias, dahlias and fuschias.

Duration:00:06:03

Gardentalk – Clean up and garlic planting prep

9/28/2017
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Clear out debris and old dying plants in your garden before they become prime habitat for slugs. Don't put old potato and cabbage plants into the compost bin. Individual garlic cloves should be planted six inches apart and two inches deep, and with the pointy end up.

Duration:00:05:54

Gardentalk – Scabby potatoes

9/22/2017
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Peel off the scab and eat the potatoes immediately. They won't keep very well in your root cellar. Master Gardener Ed Buyarski also has tips for mitigating potato scab, how to carefully harvest potatoes, techniques to harden or age potatoes before harvest, and setting aside small seed potatoes for next season's planting.

Duration:00:14:53

Gardentalk – Peony division and planting

9/14/2017
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski recommends digging them up, hosing them down to wash off the soil, and using a hatchet to cut and separate each clump's roots. Divide up the plant so that each tuber or gnarly root section has at least two to five buds.

Duration:00:06:57

Gardentalk – Stock up on bulbs

9/7/2017
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Store your new bulbs in a cool, dry place like a garage or basement until it's time for planting in October.

Duration:00:05:46