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All Things Gardening Podcast

Each week, Charlie Nardozzi joins VPR’s Weekend Edition host Mary Engisch for a conversation about gardening, and to answer your questions about what you're seeing in the natural world.We'll spend time every episode addressing your gardening problems so you can stay on top of things. We want to hear from you via email, Facebook messages, tweets and phone calls to use on the air.Each show will begin with Mary and Charlie discussing a hot trend or timely chore. It could be about the weather, a technique, a new plant or a new gadget. Then, we'll talk about your questions.Send us your toughest conundrums and join the fun. Submit your written question via email, or better yet, leave a voicemail with your question so we can use your voice on the air: the info to Contact VPR is here!Listen to All Things Gardening Sunday mornings at 9:35 a.m., and subscribe to the podcast to listen any time.

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Each week, Charlie Nardozzi joins VPR’s Weekend Edition host Mary Engisch for a conversation about gardening, and to answer your questions about what you're seeing in the natural world.We'll spend time every episode addressing your gardening problems so you can stay on top of things. We want to hear from you via email, Facebook messages, tweets and phone calls to use on the air.Each show will begin with Mary and Charlie discussing a hot trend or timely chore. It could be about the weather, a technique, a new plant or a new gadget. Then, we'll talk about your questions.Send us your toughest conundrums and join the fun. Submit your written question via email, or better yet, leave a voicemail with your question so we can use your voice on the air: the info to Contact VPR is here!Listen to All Things Gardening Sunday mornings at 9:35 a.m., and subscribe to the podcast to listen any time.

Stock up on plants, shrubs and flowering vines now and be ready for next season

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As you take stock of your lawn and gardens in the first days of fall, look around, take notes and plan out what you like to add next year. This is the perfect time to head to your favorite garden center for stock up on plants, shrubs and climbing vines.

Oct 10 2021

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Grow some 'walking onions' and shallots now to add delicious mild onion flavor to your life

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It will soon be time to plant garlic but you can also put in some unusual onion varieties now and enjoy their mild flavors soon!

Oct 03 2021

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Seed-Save This Year's Zinnias For Planting Next Spring

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While fall produces garden color from hardy mums, tree and shrub foliage and asters, nothing beats the knock-out colors from zinnias. Now is a good time to take stock of your zinnia flowers, explore other varieties and plan on seed-saving and purchasing for next spring.

Sep 26 2021

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Johnny Appleseed's Contribution To The American Landscape

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It's apple season! In grade school, you may have heard of a character called Johnny Appleseed. Most of what you learned is true, as he was a real person who did travel the Appalachians and Midwest states, planting apple orchards from seed. We'll separate some facts from fiction.

Sep 19 2021

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Moving In; Bringing Your Outdoor Plants Inside For The Fall And Winter

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Certain plants can be rehoused indoors over the winter. We'll learn which ones make good candidates for the move!

Sep 12 2021

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Beyond The Thump; How To Tell When Your Squash, Pumpkins And Watermelons Are Ready To Harvest

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Learn some techniques to determine when your squash and melons are ready to pick!

Sep 05 2021

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A Perennial Climbing Vine You Can Bring Indoors This Winter

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Late summer vines like clematis are really thriving in the heat. Some varieties can take over and be too aggressive. Learn which summer vines are beautiful and won't crowd out your garden and lawn space.

Aug 29 2021

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Dial Up The Drama In Your Late Summer Gardening With These Brightly Colored High-Wattage Blooms

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If you like big, colorful and showy flowers and your late summer gardening is suffering from a power outage, turn up the wattage by growing hardy hibiscus.

Aug 22 2021

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'Encroachmint:' When Your Mint Plant Takes Over Your Garden (And Some Varieties That Won't!)

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Move over, peppermint and spearmint! Try different varieties, like apple mint and banana mint, that won't take over your garden space.

Aug 08 2021

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A Bad Case Of Spots; How To Deal With Powdery Mildew And Other Icky Plant Diseases

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Heavy rains and cooler weather can cause certain plant and root diseases in your gardens and raised beds. Take stock of your plants now and learn methods to rid them of any plant and leaf diseases that could affect your crops.

Aug 01 2021

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Want Blooms In Late Summer? Plant These Three Flowering Shrubs

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Once lilacs, forsythia and rhododendrons start to fade, you might miss seeing colorful blooms in the late summer. There are a few flowering bushes that do show their colors this time of year and they do well in our climate.

Jul 25 2021

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Keeping Larger Animals From Your Garden's Bounty

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Lessening the chance of rabbits, woodchucks and deer nibbling on your growing garden means more produce on the kitchen table for you.

Jul 18 2021

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Maybe They're Just Thirsty! Tricks To Keep Chipmunks From Eating Your Strawberries

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Squirrels, chipmunks, moles and voles can wreak havoc in your flower and vegetable garden. These small animals can be controlled with a variety of organic methods, like spicy repellents and even squirt guns!

Jul 04 2021

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Quash The Squash Bugs And Cucumber Beetles

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Right about now, the zucchini squash and cucumber plants that you planted in your gardens and raised beds this spring are really taking off. Lurking underneath the leaves, however, you may find some pests that could thwart your bountiful zuke and cuke harvest.

Jun 27 2021

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Quash The Squash Bugs And Cucumber Beetles

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Right about now, the zucchini squash and cucumber plants are thriving in the warm temps and bright sun. However, lurking underneath the leaves, you may find some pests that could thwart your bountiful zuke and cuke harvest.

Jun 26 2021

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The Fungus Didn't Get Them First; Invasive Caterpillars Defoliating Trees

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As the hot sun beats down and afternoon rain showers quench our gardens, up in the canopy of our hardwood trees, an invasive species is having a field day.

Jun 20 2021

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Just Peachy! You Can Grow Your Own Peach Tree And Enjoy Local, Tree-Ripened Fruit

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Can you picture yourself reaching for a tree-ripened peach grown in your own yard? Follow a few guidelines, like finding the right peach tree variety and the right sight, and you'll be on your way to enjoying a local, tree-ripened peach in Vermont!

Jun 13 2021

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Move Over, Hosta! Let These Perennials Shine In Your Shaded Garden Spots

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Many flower gardeners plan out their growing spaces and even then, they realize some areas are challenging. What to plant in the part of your garden space that gets barely any sun and is quite frankly, kind of soggy?

Jun 06 2021

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Add The Floral Poetry Of The Lilac To Your Yard And Garden

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Revered in poems from Walt Whitman to T.S. Eliot, the lilac is a beautiful symbol of spring in New England. You can grow the traditional lavender-hued variety, which can grow quite large or branch out and try smaller varieties in many colors!

May 30 2021

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Staked, Caged Or Trellised, Your Tomatoes Will Grow Tall And Strong All Summer!

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Tomato-planting time is here! In most parts of Vermont, especially the Champlain Valley and Connecticut River Valley, you can plant tomatoes in your gardens and raised beds as soon as this weekend. If you’re in the mountains, wait a bit longer in case of overnight frost.

May 23 2021

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By Nightfiresown - Sep 04 2015
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Good info and clear sound. Wish it was a longer program rather than a sound bite.