Central Texas Gardener: 2/06/10

January 11, 2011 by Mario  
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Amy Crowell from Edible Yards gets ready for summer vegetables, even in small spaces. Trisha Shirey shows how to plant potatoes in beds or in containers. Daphne Richards explains when to prune your plants. On tour at Eastside Café, get ideas for raised beds & containers that dont need a bunch of tools or a bunch of money. Find out more at www.klru.org/ctg.

Trisha mosquito control: Central Texas Gardener

January 9, 2011 by Mario  
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Trisha Shirey’s tips to keep mosquitos away.

Trisha controls mosquitos: Central Texas Gardener

January 3, 2011 by Mario  
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Get Trisha Shirey’s tips to control mosquitos naturally.

This Old House: Central Texas Gardener

November 22, 2010 by Mario  
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Designers Adams Kirkpatrick and Russell Womack renovate an Austin, Texas garden. They replace invasive plants with natives that require little water but that attract lots of wildlife. The Green Building/Green Garden renovation was documented on the PBS program This Old House.

Green Gate Farms winter vegetables: Central Texas Gardener

November 3, 2010 by Mario  
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Get ready for fall vegetables! Tom Spencer meets with Erin Flynn and Skip Connett from Green Gate Farms for soil prep, what you can plant, and organic tips

John, square foot gardens, pt. 1: Central Texas Gardener

October 28, 2010 by Mario  
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All you need is a few square feet to grow a garden full of vegetables and flowers. John Dromgoole from The Natural Gardener gets you started with Mel Bartholomews square foot garden technique with soil formula, square foot grids, and how to grow vertically in a small space.

Central Texas Gardener: 9/12/09

September 10, 2010 by Mario  
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Get tips from Angel Valley Organic Farms Jo & John Dwyer to transition summer crops to winter seeds and transplants. With host Tom Spencer, they show how to start plants in the heat and how to protect them from insects and freezes. On tour, meet the teenagers who are growing more than organic food. Through Urban Roots, a program of Austins YouthLaunch, theyre growing their self-enrichment through hands-on work that serves the community. John Dromgoole from The Natural Gardener gets you started with Mel Bartholomews soil formula, square foot grids, and how to grow vertically in a small space. Extension Agent Daphne Richards identifies tree galls and shows off Heavenly Cloud sage, perfect for smaller, drought-tough spaces.

Central Texas Gardener: 4/17/10

August 27, 2010 by Mario  
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Did you lose agaves, aloes and cactus to the freeze? Wade Roitsch of Yucca Do Nursery selects cold-hardy replacements. Visit Peckerwood Garden, where John G. Faireys botanical explorations unite soul and science. John Dromgoole picks organic fertilizers and explains how they promote healthy, productive plants. Daphne Richards examines why your mountain laurel didnt bloom.

Central Texas Gardener: 1/23/10

August 20, 2010 by Mario  
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Get a brood of your own, chickens that is, with Judith Haller’s Funky Chicken Coop Tour tips on raising backyard chickens. She and Tom Spencer explain how to get started with a gardener’s best friend and your own fresh, organic eggs. Are you killing your indoor plants and succulents with kindness? Daphne explains how to avoid fungus gnats and rotting plants in winter, including the ones stashed in your garage. Got weeds? Sweetpea Hoover from The Natural Gardener identifies common backyard weeds and explains what they’re doing. On tour, visit Lytton Springs where Alicia Thornton creates new looks with pieces from the past.

Central Texas Gardener: Nov. 1, 2008

August 13, 2010 by Mario  
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Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden on plant-driven design, plus a tour of their Austin garden; Skip Richter shows how to protect plants from frost; John Dromgoole plants winter vegetables from seed.

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