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Bird Watching in Your Backyard

7/18/2019
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Why travel when you can attract birds to your own backyard to watch. Listen to learn more. Photo by Steve Wilkins.

Duration:00:03:12

Lucky Southern Peas

6/19/2019
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Are you feeling lucky? No? Go eat some black eyed peas. Or better yet, grow them. Listen to learn more about why southern peas (like black eyed peas) are lucky and how to grow them.

Duration:00:03:32

Bugs that Bug Your Squash

5/21/2019
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Any bug that bugs your squash bugs you. Listen to learn how to remove this problem from your life.

Duration:00:03:13

Lawn Fertilization

5/7/2019
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Excess nitrogen can pollute water systems, and why spend that money for something your plants don't need anyways. Listen to learn more about fertilizing southern lawn grasses.

Duration:00:03:19

Hey Hey What's Blooming Greenthread

5/2/2019
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Bluebonnets are over-rated. Get your picture taken in a sea of golden Greenthread instead. Picture by Bransford

Duration:00:02:34

Hey Hey Whats Blooming Texas Feathershank

4/16/2019
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This month's bloomer is a funny looking plant with an interesting name. Listen to learn more on what exactly Texas Feathershank is.

Duration:00:02:48

Landscape Plants Deer Eat

4/9/2019
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We talk about plants deer do not like to eat all the time in Gillespie County. But what if you intentionally planted plants for deer to eat? What would you plant? Listen to learn more. Picture by Beth M. Taken with a flip phone camera. Yes, that deer got that close to me.

Duration:00:03:13

Looking for Insects that Eat Pecans

4/2/2019
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Ever wonder why you don't have pecans even though that pecan tree was loaded in the spring? Pecan Casebearers might be a reason. Listen to learn what you should do about them. Picture by Will Chaney with the Noble Foundation.

Duration:00:03:44

Container Vegetable Gardening

3/26/2019
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You want to grow vegetables but you don't have the space. Grow them in containers instead. Listen to learn more. I took that picture and yes, that was my broccoli in that container, fyi.

Duration:00:03:11

Growing Pears in the Texas Hill Country

3/20/2019
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Think of your favorite fruit. You thought of an apple, didn't you? Pears are similar to apples though. Never had one? Never grown one? You should listen to this podcast to learn how to grow them!

Duration:00:03:25

Hey Hey What's Blooming: Paintbrush

3/12/2019
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Bluebonnets get all the love during the Texas WildFlower Season but what about their showy companions, paintbrushes? Listen to learn more, including their "dark" secret. Picture by Bruce Leander.

Duration:00:02:52

Potatoes

3/6/2019
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It's getting to be time to plant your potatoes (we aren't in Austin folks, we do not plant on Presidents day). Listen to learn more about growing potatoes, even if you have planted already.

Duration:00:03:37

Lawn Pre-emergents

2/26/2019
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Do you have problems with warm season weeds? Now is the time to control weeds for warmer weather. Picture by Dr. Paul Baumann.

Duration:00:02:39

Crop Rotation

2/19/2019
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You can't plant the same vegetable in the spot every year! Oh yeah, going to do it anyways? Well fine, expect to see lower yields, more disease pressure, more insect pressure....is that enough reasons to change location for you? Listen to learn more.

Duration:00:03:57

Blackberries

2/13/2019
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Listen to this berry nice podcast to grow your own blackberries. Picture bypixel2013

Duration:00:03:06

Pruning and Oak Wilt

2/5/2019
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Do you know what the number one way of human caused oak wilt it? You don't? Do you have oak trees? You do? Maybe you should listen to this podcast.

Duration:00:03:07

Starting An Asparagus Bed

1/29/2019
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You ever try to buy asparagus in the grocery store? It's expensive, and it's fibrous. If you're willing to wait, grow some of your own. Listen to learn more. Planting dates are for the Texas Hill Country Area.

Duration:00:03:23

Helping that Poinsettia Survive in Your Home

12/18/2018
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Don't kill that poinsettia that your off and on best freind just gave you. Keep it alive by listening to these tips. Picture by ME.

Duration:00:02:22

Smart Seed Shopping

12/11/2018
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Anybody selling anything is just out to take your money. But be smart. Compare some prices. Buy from different places. Make sure you are getting the most for that money you are spending on plants. Listen to learn more tips.

Duration:00:03:15

Amaryllis

12/3/2018
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Pretty big red flower. You should grow it. Listen for more detail. picture by :Alina Kuptsova

Duration:00:02:39