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Gardening Conversations: Four seasons of gardening with Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy. Matha Foley hosts

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it was a clod i fownd out later .

By 101 Reasons Why - Mar 22 2019
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So i like to get in the dirt and root about and there it is ! A bulb or coulda been a tuber OR mighta be a earthworm ? BUT it do not got that slimy ick feel i allways associate in my thinker with my earthworm . At least thats nermally been my experienced . Tharnk you . A Citizen

Sometimes...Not Quite Accurate

By ^Windy - Aug 09 2018
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Most of the short conversations are quite interesting and informative. The July episode on Tomatoes just had some wrong information. However, the last episode on Japanese Beetles was entertaining and spot on.

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
0
3
0
1

it was a clod i fownd out later .

By 101 Reasons Why - Mar 22 2019
Read more
So i like to get in the dirt and root about and there it is ! A bulb or coulda been a tuber OR mighta be a earthworm ? BUT it do not got that slimy ick feel i allways associate in my thinker with my earthworm . At least thats nermally been my experienced . Tharnk you . A Citizen

Sometimes...Not Quite Accurate

By ^Windy - Aug 09 2018
Read more
Most of the short conversations are quite interesting and informative. The July episode on Tomatoes just had some wrong information. However, the last episode on Japanese Beetles was entertaining and spot on.
Cover image of Gardening Conversations: Four seasons of gardening with Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy. Matha Foley hosts

Gardening Conversations: Four seasons of gardening with Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy. Matha Foley hosts

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Latest North Country Public Radio regional news by topic. Topic=gardening.

Rank #1: In the garden: Dry, drier, but not yet driest

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(Jul 16, 2018) The upside: this is great sunny summer weather for swimming, boating, picnics and parades. But gardeners' flowers and vegetables are bearing the brunt. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy talks about one dry-weather tomato problem, blossom end rot, and what to do about it. [full story]
Jul 16 2018
6 mins
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Rank #2: Get set - it's go time to plant garlic

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(Oct 8, 2018) Garlic is one of those spring bulbs you plant in the fall, like daffodils, tulips and crocuses. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy offers lots of detail in this week's conversation. What kind, how, where and how deep, and how to snug it in for growth over the winter.

Short version: get big, healthy local bulbs, split them into cloves, plant root end down 2" deep and 4"-5" apart. And cover with loose mulch. [full story]
Oct 08 2018
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Rank #3: Keeping annuals blooming and other late season tips and chores

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(Sep 3, 2018) The late warm weather helps extend the blooming season. Deadheading annuals like zinnia will also help. You can divide perennials that are not in bloom and thin out and move around early bloomers like lilies and iris. And it's a good time to beef up the soil while you're at it.

Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy shares tips and to-do lists with Martha Foley. She is a regular Monday morning guest on The Eight O'Clock Hour. [full story]
Sep 03 2018
5 mins
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Rank #4: A cool spell this week could pause the growing season

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(Jun 4, 2018) Just when we thought the cool air had left the garden, the forecast this week is predicting overnight temps in the 40's. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says some veggies, like lettuce and spinach, thrive in the cooler weather. But it could mean a set back for young tomato plants and basil seedlings. Amy's advice - "Hang in there." [full story]
Jun 04 2018
6 mins
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Rank #5: The joy of gardening in late summer

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(Aug 20, 2018) Are you back from out of town, or finally able to focus on the late summer garden? Are there parts of the garden overrun by weeds? How can you keep some of the perennials looking their best?

Horticulturist Amy Ivy says don’t give up on the garden if it looks like a mess in late August. She has some advice for reinvigorating the late summer garden. [full story]
Aug 20 2018
6 mins
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Rank #6: Those fallen leaves - blessing, or curse?

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(Oct 22, 2018) If it's a matter of raking and disposal, the thick fall of leaves from your maples or oaks can be a real headache. But gardeners can turn that work to real advantage, as mulch and compost.

Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy has lots of advice to turn the curse of those deciduous leftovers into a blessing for the gardens. [full story]
Oct 22 2018
6 mins
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Rank #7: Raised beds - the basics

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(Sep 17, 2018) What are they? Why bother? And, how do you make them? Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy answers the basic questions of raised beds: what? why? and how? And she adds in a few details, too, about how big, how high, and other questions to consider before you start.

One question we didn't get to: if you're concerned at all about pressure treated lumber, don't use it or lay plastic between the wood and your soil. Amy uses pine, 2X10, untreated.

Next week: what to fill them with? [full story]
Sep 17 2018
6 mins
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Rank #8: Early warning on late blight, and how do biennials work?

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(Jun 18, 2018) No details yet, but late blight - which can devastate tomato and potato plants - has been confirmed in several tomato pants in Onondaga County. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy says more information should be coming soon. Call your local Cooperative Extension office if you think you're seeing late blight.That, and an explanation on biennials in our weekly conversation. [full story]
Jun 18 2018
5 mins
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Rank #9: It's bugs and beetle time in the garden

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(Aug 6, 2018) There's lots of talk among gardeners right now about that annual, persistent, pesky visitor, the Japanese Beetle. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy describes them as "little tanks" - hard shelled, slow, and largely impervious to our weaponry in defense of vegetables and flowers. [full story]
Aug 06 2018
7 mins
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Rank #10: Tuning up tomatoes for ripening, and a little planting for fall

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(Jul 30, 2018) Lots of heat and sun, and just enough rain has given most tomato plants are real boost. [full story]
Jul 30 2018
6 mins
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