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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


Gardentalk – Woolly bear caterpillars and ripening fruit

9/1/2017
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Apples, kiwis, raspberries and gooseberries are ripening this week. Pick them before they go bad!

Duration: 00:05:37


Gardentalk – Late summer thinning harvest

8/25/2017
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski suggests thinning carrots, turnips, beets and radishes so they have room to grow until October. Also, don't forget to check your garden for drainage problems, and the Juneau Food Festival is August 26.

Duration: 00:05:26


Gardentalk – Harvest Fair and greenhouse management

8/18/2017
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Harvest Fair runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at the Juneau Community Garden.

Duration: 00:06:31


Gardentalk – Porcupine protection

8/11/2017
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You can marinate porcupine quarters in raspberry wheat beer, or slow cook on the grill with onions and garlic for nine hours.

Duration: 00:06:39


Gardentalk – Second planting

8/3/2017
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski encourages us to plant radish, kale, lettuce, spinach, and other vegetables for the remainder of the summer season.

Duration: 00:05:19


Gardentalk – Sampling potatoes

7/28/2017
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Master Gardener Ed Buyarski has some tips for harvesting our first potatoes and previews the 10th Birthday Celebration for the Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

Duration: 00:04:52


Gardentalk – Garlic harvesting

7/20/2017
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It's nearly time for harvest when the garlic plant's lower leaves turn yellow and dry out, and the scape uncurls and points straight up.

Duration: 00:05:41


Gardentalk – Invasive species

7/14/2017
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Orange hawkweed, reed canary grass and Japanese knotweed are some of the species that have been seen in the Juneau area this season. Mitigation measures include manually pulling them out, spraying herbicide, or covering the buried roots with black plastic.

Duration: 00:07:10


Gardentalk – Fungus among us

7/7/2017
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Gardeners should trim away leaves and stems infected with fungus. A spray mix of baking soda, liquid soap, and water also works as a cheap and safe fungicide.

Duration: 00:06:21


Gardentalk – Garlic scapes and cabbage root maggots

6/30/2017
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In this week’s edition of Gardentalk, Master Gardener Ed Buyarski reminds us about removing garlic scapes. Much like the deadheading of flower bulbs that was covered in last week’s segment, Buyarski explains that clipping the emerging top bud or scape...

Duration: 00:06:21


Gardentalk – Deadheading and division

6/23/2017
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Deadheading wilted blooms or bulging seed pods allows some plants to devote their energy to perpetuation instead of propagation.

Duration: 00:06:10


Gardentalk – Young fruit tree care and feeding

6/16/2017
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Young fruit trees up to two years old should be allowed to grow a strong root system instead of ripening a lot of fruit.

Duration: 00:05:24


Gardentalk – Hilling potatoes

6/7/2017
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Mound loose, well-drained soil around your potato plants as they grow so they can produce more potatoes this season. Also, Ed Buyarski has some advice in combating the cabbage root maggot and the European currant worm.

Duration: 00:05:25


Gardentalk – How to sweeten your soil

6/5/2017
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In the latest segment of Gardentalk, Master Gardener Ed Buyarski suggests using horticultural lime to sweeten or change the acidity level of your garden soil. Bags of lime are usually found in home improvement or garden outlets around Juneau.

Duration: 00:06:02


Gardentalk – Burying buttercups

5/30/2017
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Smother buttercups with cardboard and top off with a layer of clean garden soil. As long as the soil under the cardboard remains undisturbed, the dormant buttercup seeds should not germinate.

Duration: 00:06:28

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