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Flower Power Garden Hour

Nov 30, 2020

Epsom salts, hydrogen peroxide, calcium sprays… these are just some of the topics I cover with Robert Pavlis, author of the popular book series Garden Myths 1 and 2. Robert has made it his mission to bust these myths and help gardeners decipher the science behind each one. We talk about the most common myths and the...

Nov 21, 2020

Listener Q&A episode -- Marlene answers listener submitted questions this week. Topics include:

  • Holly bush: How can I propagate it?
  • Succulents: Need to move indoors for the winter?
  • Tuberose: When to stop watering and move inside?
  • Nectarine: Liquid copper for peach leaf curl – what to ask for at the nursery?
  • Rust: Has...

Nov 11, 2020

Eight foot tall peppers? Yep -- this is how Jeremy from Farouche Peppers grows his amazingly beautiful peppers. Not only does he breed gorgeous, tasty peppers -- but he knows how to grow for production. Learn how his sustainable, organic approach arose from his need to feed the soil on a budget. I talk to Jeremy about...

Nov 7, 2020

Every month has certain things that need to be done to keep your garden vibrant and prepare it for future seasons. I love lists – on this episode I cover my list for what to do in November, including:

  • Plant vegetables -- fava beans, bok choy, swiss chard, garlic, lettuce, onion sets, radish, spinach
  • Cover crops --...