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Growing Okra

7/17/2018
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It's hot. Your carrots, beets, kohlrabi, and other cooler season vegetables have fried up in the heat. So grow some okra instead. Listen to learn more. Picture by the Williamson County Master Gardeners.

Duration:00:03:28

Hey Hey What's Blooming: Standing Cypress

6/26/2018
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Earlier this month you may have seen flashes of red as you drive down the Texas Hill Country Roadways. What could be producing such a color despite the heat and lack of rain? Hint, the name is in the title.

Duration:00:02:48

Warts on Pecan Leaves!

6/19/2018
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Your pecans are growing strange warts on the foliage. What is it? Can you fix it? Listen to learn the answers to these redundant questions.

Duration:00:02:59

Hey Hey What's Blooming: Gaura

5/23/2018
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Pretty pink and prolific gauras bloom on the roadsides. Pick one in your hand. Admire. Is it scented? Listen to learn more. Picture by Steven Schwartzman.

Duration:00:02:40

Ridding your House of Indoor Pests

5/15/2018
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If you've ever had a junebug fly in your face, or stepped on a scorpion, you might want to do some insect proofing on your home. Listen to learn more.

Duration:00:03:28

Organic Weed Control

5/8/2018
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Sometimes you need to get rid of your weed very quickly. But if you're an organic gardener, what are you to do? For organic gardening the best weed control methods are through prevention; never having weeds in the first place. Though if you need to get rid of your weeds quickly, there is always handpulling or tilling. Listen to learn more.

Duration:00:03:21

Hornworms

5/1/2018
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AAH YOUR TOMATO PLANTS ARE GONE!! What could have done such a thing? A crazy tomato hating spouse? The local wildlife? NO! Check the leaves and if you see a large caterpillar with a horn on it's rear, that's the culprit! Listen to learn more.

Duration:00:02:38

Hey Hey What's Blooming: Stemless Evening Primrose

4/17/2018
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A creature of the evening, the stemless evening primroses emerges to celebrate the night. What makes this plant special from all those other primroses? Listen to learn more!

Duration:00:02:22

Lawn Weeds

4/10/2018
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Weeds in your lawn? Are they bugging you? Learn how to kill them.

Duration:00:03:30

Tips for Top Tomatoes

4/3/2018
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The tomato. If there is any vegetable that you would want to plant in your garden, this would be the one. But maybe your tomatoes haven't done so great in the past. Listen to this podcast for a few tips on how to grow tomatoes.

Duration:00:03:21

Fruit Variety Recommendations

3/13/2018
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Looking for a new fruit tree and live in the Texas Hill Country? Check out our list of the top fruit trees you should be growing. FYI we recommend peach trees in the 600-850 chill hour range.

Duration:00:02:45

Dividing Plants

2/27/2018
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People seem to be divided about everything today. So why shouldn't your plants be as well? As division seems to tear things apart so that smaller groups form, dividing your plants will you more plants without cost. Listen to learn some tips on how to divide your plants. Picture author unknown. Taken from http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/planting/propagation.html.

Duration:00:02:21

Hey Hey What's Blooming: Daffodil

2/20/2018
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Listen to learn more about daffodils. Daffodil in the picture is called Ice Follies.

Duration:00:03:20

Armadillos

2/12/2018
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Yeah, they look cute, but if you've ever had issues with armadillos, they are a menace. Listen to learn more. Photo by Skeeze.

Duration:00:02:54

Rose Selection

2/6/2018
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Stop giving your loved ones roses that will sicken from black spot after they plant them! Choose these roses instead. Listen to learn more. Please note. Black spot resistance can vary. The roses selected for this radio short were selected because they seemed better for Texas. They may totally die of blackspot in other regions, but if they were worthy varieties, they shouldn't. Picture taken from Heirloom roses. This is not an endorsement of this company, though if you like the rose, you...

Duration:00:03:09

Pomegranates for the Texas HIll Country

1/23/2018
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There are better things out there than "wonderful". Texas has a unique climate, which makes pomegranate production a little different than it would be in other states. Listen to learn more about growing pomegranates in Texas. Picture by me.

Duration:00:03:39

To Till or Not To Till: Is that a Question?

1/16/2018
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No-till has been increasing in popularity. But is there anything that would soil this method? Listen to learn more!

Duration:00:02:55

Advanced Soil Testing

1/9/2018
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You probably know how to test your soil by now. But are you aware of the "fancier" options so soil testing labs offer? Do you need them or not? Listen to learn more. Picture by "walkersalmanac". **This soil testing podcast is geared towards the TAMU form. So, your soil lab may not offer some of these soil tests. Your state may also require special soil testing for things other than gardening.

Duration:00:03:17

Houseplants

1/2/2018
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When it's too cold outside, you don't need to let your inner plant desires be neglected. Grow houseplants instead! Picture by: Milada Vigerova

Duration:00:03:00

Reducing Overwintering Pests

12/12/2017
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Bug and disease infestations are lame, but there are some easy things you can do to reduce their impact on your vegetable garden next year. Best of all, they are organic! Listen to learn more. Picture by "CrizzlDizzl".

Duration:00:02:44