How to Ripen and Harvest Vegetables from Your Garden

Fall is just around the corner and if your garden is anything like mine, you’re seeing lots of green tomatoes and other immature vegetables still on the plants. In this episode, I’ll discuss ways to get your vegetables to ripen on the vine, which ones you can ripen off the vine with how-to tips, what…

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Growing Tomatoes Part 3: Diseases, Pests, and Prevention

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables grown in the home garden, but they also happen to be highly susceptible to disease and pests. In this episode, I’ll discuss how you can prevent the onset of disease and pests in your tomato plants and cover the most common diseases and insect pest that affect tomatoes.…

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How to Grow Tomatoes Part 2: Pruning and Common Issues

In this second part of the Growing Tomatoes Primer, I continue the conversation about growing healthy, productive tomato plants. I’ll share how-to tips on pruning to keep your tomatoes disease free and cover a few more tomato issues that most gardeners experience over the season, including the often misunderstood, blossom end rot, cat-facing, and more.…

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Growing Tomatoes: A Primer (Part 1)

There is nothing like the taste of a homegrown tomato! And the best thing? Tomatoes are pretty easy to grow. In this podcast episode, I’ll share some tips and information for growing your best tomato ever. From how to plant and water (deep for both), fertilizing tips, and even some “rescue first aid” to repair…

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Essential Spring Gardening Tips

Should you amend your soil in the spring? Yes! Should you use a rototiller to work it in? No! In this podcast episode, I’ll share eight essential spring gardening tips to get your growing season off to a great start! The Vegetable Plant Family chart will help you with your crop rotation plan! Interested in…

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Succession Planting: How to Grow More!

Want to get the most out of your garden this year? Of course you do — and I’ll share my tips on how  you can with succession planting. With a little pre-planning and preparation, succession planting produces more food from your garden, extends your harvest time, maximizes garden space, and provides a continuous supply of…

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Why Garden Seeds Fail to Germinate

The Miracle of Germination…or Not! In this podcast episode, I’ll explore the mysteries of why garden seeds fail to germinate. I’ll also share some helpful tips to make sure your seeds DO germinate, plus how to transplant and harden-off your seedlings.  Show notes: Podcast #5 How to Interpret a Seed Packet: https://bit.ly/32TJf44 Seed charts (downloadable PDFs): What…

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How to Attract Native Bees to Your Garden

What’s all the buzz about native bees and how are they different from honeybees? In this podcast, I’ll visit with my special guest, Kara Carleton, Coordinator of the Idaho Master Gardener’s program and native bee enthusiast, to discuss why native bees are so important in our gardens and what you can do to bring more…

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How to Interpret a Seed Packet

Are you ready to get growing? In this podcast we’ll talk about the benefits of growing your own vegetables from seed and I’ll help you decipher all that great information you’ll find on a seed packet or in a seed catalog.  From understanding terms like hybrid to days-to-maturity, you’ll be primed to begin growing your…

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Two Great Soil Amendments for the Fall Garden

In today’s episode Master Gardener Candace talks about treating your soil. Link to Left Mold: Solid Gold for Your Garden Interested in creating your own podcast?  Zenith Exhibits Studios provides affordable podcast production services.  Recording, Editing, Hosting, AI Transcription, and Publishing included for one low monthly price.  Visit www.zenithexhibits.studios or call (208) 209-7170 to learn more.

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