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Good morning, everybody, Welcome back. I'm Ron Wilson, and you are
in the garden here on news radiosix to ten WTV in a two to
one w TV and is our numberbroadcasting live today from Dill's Greenhouse thirty three
in Reagor Road. We're always therethat first weekend in June, and of
course we're kicking off the meteorological summerwith an absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous day.
Stop out, say hello. They'vegot lots of color, lots of tropicals,

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lots of annuals and vegetables. Watergardening, container water gardening. It's
one of the coolest things to doin containers. And they've got about every
water garden plant you could ever imagine. You can create one of the nicest
container water garden coming out here toDill's and checking out all the water plants,
so be sure and check it out. No horse radish, unfortunately,
but they've got a little bit ofeverything else. So come out and say

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hello. Now. Setting to myright. Every now and then, we
are fortunate enough, instead of havingto talk to her on the phone,
to have this young lady stop bylive when we're on a remote and share
her great knowledge with us about allkinds of different things, including picking up
your dog poop, which actually warmedmy heart. Corey said, Mac when
you came in here and folks foundout who you were and right away started

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talking about thank you for talking aboutpicking up dog poop. Yeah. Ben,
as the Franklin Counties go to dogpoop, the police chief pick up
your dog poop. But it's it'salways that's an interesting thing. I mean,
it's you don't think about that.You know how much has dropped what
is it again, one hundred andseventy four tons? Uh, every day,

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every day, every day, thinkabout that. That's why it's so
important to pick up your dog poop. But that's not where you're to talk
about to day. It still warmsmy heart, though, And I know
you were excited when you got toactually try out your own Billy Bob's heavy
duty fly swater. Oh I loveit. You know. I just had
a bunch of I was had anoutdoor get together and I got a bunch
of flies in my house in theprocess. And the Billy Bob fly swatter

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is really uh smack, it's stupid. Bend to that flip it out done
deal? Where do you need savesyou the paper towel or whatever you usually
used in Right now, before westart talking about rain barrels, and I
had somebody that about a month anda half ago, said, you've mentioned
them before, but you never reallytalked about the benefits and how to do
rainbarrew gardening. And that's why itcame to you because you know all of

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this stuff. But before we getinto the rain barrel gardening, I have
to ask you know what I'm goingto ask you about Prairie Chicken Festival,
Ella, and I want to knowour producer, how was the Prairie Chicken
Festival. And by the way,I probably had five or six people email
me that said they've been to thatin their lifetime. I think everyone needs

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to go in their lifetime. Sothere you have it. It's incredible.
Yeah, it is one of theprides I think of our country as having
these prairie chickens out in Kansas,Nebraska grassland area. They's Kansas. It
was back in the early part ofJune, second week of June. It's
the Prairie Chicken Festival. When shetold us that she was going to this

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Prairie Chicken festival, I thought shemade it up, but you didn't.
I did, I'd be leaving onthese. Oh we went to that or
you know, several years ago andit was one of the greatest things ever.
It's incredible. So what did yousee while you were there? So
there are two species of prairie chickensthat live in the United States. We
used to have them in Ohio here, but they're extra paated now they're limited

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to the larger grassland areas the UnitedStates. And you can go out.
You get up really early, soyou get a nice, uh sort of
astronomical tour before you even see thebirds. It's nice and dark out,
and you go and you sit outin a field in a blind so the
birds can't see you, but youcan see out and all these peririe chickens
kind of slowly show up as themorning goes on because all the males like

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to get together to display in frontof the females. So if there's a
couple of females, they're sitting around, they're watching the males. They're paying
attention to, you know, howfast they can dance. And they have
these sacks on their neck, likehow much they can inflate these air sacks
on their necks and they're they're kindof picking the best and brightest from all
the male prairie chickens out there,and you get to be front seat to

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this incredible natural show. It remindsme of Grant, when you used to
disco dance. It sounds like alot of fun today. Are the coolers
involved with this? Coolers and you'reblind? Oh? You know, just
a pretty serious thing, right itis? You're out there, you have
to stay out until the birds leave. So the yeah, one of the

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prairie chicken species is endangered, sothey don't want they don't want you getting
in the way and interfering, Soyou have to wait till the birds are
done with their display before you canleave. So you can be out there
for I mean five or six Sois this a protected bird they're trying?
The problem is a lot of them. There's really not a lot of public

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land in Kansas, especially where theylive. It's so they rely a lot
on private landowners like farmers kind ofdoing the right thing and encouraging them to
do the right thing to support thebirds. So what do you think,
Grant, it's the first It's justit was the April eleventh through the fourteenth,

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Hayes, Kansas. Okay, shouldwe should we put on the market
for next year. Let's book it. Let's just book that. Let's travel
Prairie Chicken Festival. Everyone's got togo at least once. I'm telling you
it sounds like an absolute plan.That's like a music festival. Yeah.
Have you been to Punk Satani?I have not. Okay, that's a
blast. Yeah, I mean,it really is a lot of fun.

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I mean, and there's no there'sno alcohol involved. You're not about to
drink on the gobbler's knob. Doyou have to dress up? You want
to dress up because it's cold asheck? But yeah, there's some people
dressed up and you got the youknow, they got the little hats on
all kind of stuff. But thatwas pretty cool. So put that on
your bucket list. I think thatwould put that right with the Prairie Chicken
Festival. Sounds good. Well we'llswap. I'll go to the Punkstani next
year and you can go We'll goto the Prairie Chicken. Sounds good.

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All right? Talking with Corey,said Mack. And we're going to talk
with Corey today. Our goal isto talk about rain barrels. And you
know, rainbarrows are nothing new,been around a long time, really long
time, but all of a suddennow they're really getting more and more attention
thanks to folks like yourself Franklin CountySoil and Water trying to get people out
to understand the why you want todo this. So if somebody's sitting home

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going well, why would I evenwant to get a rainbarrow? Why would
I want to go through the processof that, Why do I want to
do that? Number one, Ithink the most convincing reason to get a
rainbarrow is it saves you money,so money you'd usually spend using tap water
to water your garden. You're gettingthat water for free from the rain that's
falling out of the sky that you'reharvesting. And the second reason is the

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one I'm most concerned with, andthat's the reason. It helps prevent some
of that storm water that's running offof our roofs from reaching our rivers and
streams, So you're intercepting this waterbefore it has the chance to, you
know, run over all these differentpollutants like fertilizer, dog waste, pet
waste, things like that, Yeah, it carried off the streams. So

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that's just another way of collecting.Because we've had you on talking about rain
gardens and all the things to doto keep all the water on your property
as best we can. So thisis just another way to try to do
that. And of course we're usingit for water in your plants. Yeah.
Are there other things we can userain barrel water for or we don't
want to use rain barrel water for. Yeah, so you do not want

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to drink it or bathe in it. It is non podable water. But
you can use it for things likecleaning your garden tools, washing your car
so it won't leave spots. It'sa nice sort of spot free rints.
If you're washing your car in theyard and cleaning your outdoor patio furniture something
else. You can use it forits as well. And I guess the

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question then also comes up if youknow, as far as I can't use
it for some things. Looking atthe different types of roofs that we have
on the homes today and the differenttypes of shingles and the metal roof and
all of that, are there somesituations where you don't want to collect that
rain water? Into your rain barrel. Yeah, there's been a lot of
research on this, and most roofsare pretty safe to be collecting rain water

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off of. One exception is woodshake roofs that are made out of cedar.
They're treated with arsenic, Okay,usually to help stop moss and algae.
Yeah. Yeah, they're still treatedwith arsenic, and they found that
that can run off when the raingoes over the roof, and you don't
want to be watering your plants witharsenic. As far as metal, roofs

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are very safe. They don't reallyleach a lot of chemicals. Asphalt shingle
roofs, which are probably what mostof us have here in Central Ohio,
they do leach some heavy metals,but it's still within the safe range of
water that's permitted for agricultural use.Asbestos, didn't some of those they used
to have asbestos in them, usedto. Yeah. Yeah, So if

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you have an older roof, oralso if you have older gutters that might
have lead paint, that's another maybekind of iffy one. You don't want
to be putting the water directly onsome thing like a leafy green or you
know, spraying fruits and vegetables withit. But as long as you're applying
it directly to the soil, microbesthat live in the soil and the roots
of the plant actually do a lotof work to mitigate some of these heavy

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metals and other things. Corey said, Mac is with us this morning.
She's from the Franklin County Solar WaterSolar Water County districtor Franklin Solar Water Conservation
District. Their website is Franklin SWCDdot org. Quick break, we come
back more talking about rain barrels withCorey, said Mac. Here in the
Garden with Ron Wilson on News Radiosix to ten WTVN broadcasting line today from

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Dill's Greenhouse thirty three in Ragor Road. Stop out and say hello, we're
gonna be ure till noon. Comingup after we talked with Corey here a
little bit more about the rain barrels. It's one of our most fun events.
We get to grant our engineer totaste herbs here at the Dill's and
tell us what he's tasting and whatit is, and he does a pretty
darn good job at it. Butthat'll be coming up in our next half
hour. Talking with Corey said Mac. Of course, the website Franklin swcd

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dot org. You guys have somuch great information, the news that you
set out on stuff always very timely, good stuff. You guys do a
great job. Thank you. Yeah, I get on that website. We
have a little search bar. Youcan search for darn near or anything and
find a whole bunch of information.If according to Corey, if you use
one fifty gallon rain barrel and youuse it once per week for six months

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out of the year, you'll savethirteen hundred gallons of tap water for the
year. Yeah, thirteen hundred gallonsmore expensive all the time. I might
as well use a free water fallingfrom the sky. Yeah, plusure reducing
the amount of stormwater runoff as welland making our waterways a little bit more
healthy. So when we're doing rainbarrels, you know, I think most

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of them, don't They usually comelike start out like a fifty gallon or
so something that rangy, Yeah,fifty five to sixties pretty standard, do
you find And I always find likewhen people do fish ponds, they'll put
one in and they wish they'd madeit three times bigger. Do you find
that once people get started with rainbarrels with that fifty to fifty five gallon
thing that they wind up adding morebarrels to it, definitely, And it's

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so easy to do. So it'spretty easy to string multiple barrels together.
And even I know someone who hesays he's just been adding one every year
onto his sort of chain of rainbarrels. But as long as they're all
level and the connections between them arelevel, they function like one big rain
barrel. They're just all chained together. Yeah. I went on the internet
a couple of days ago, justdoing some research looking at the different ones

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that people have done out there andthe ones they've made some of that,
and there's some great ones that youcan buy that are gorgeous. It look
like ceramic pottery and all kinds ofshapes and really good looking. But some
of these house sides of their houseswhich is lined with these barrels and the
you know, like two levels ofthem and all the connections and all of
that, it's pretty serious. Soare there restrictions sometimes like Hoa's and that

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that say, or communities or canyou are there places where you can't collect
water? How does that work?So there used to be states where it
was illegal, some of the southwesternstates where they don't have a lot of
rain, right, they were tighton it. But it is They are
legal in every state now. Thereare some restrictions in Utah and Colorado,
and then there are some local restrictionstoo, so hoas can definitely restrict use

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of rain barrels. Occasionally a municipalitywe'll have some rules about them. But
really, what I found is thatthey're usually concerned about a couple of things
like mosquitoes flooding. Mosquitos and floodingare probably two biggest concerns in the appearance,
and those are all things you canaddress, and it could be really
helpful to even just write a letterto your hoa say hey, I would

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love to have a rain barrel.I'm going to do this to stop mosquitos.
I'm gonna paint it the same coloras my house. Is that okay?
And a lot of people found thattheir hoas are okay with that.
Yeah, So you can disguise them, and I think I found that too
on the internet where they've done areally good job. You couldn't even tell
they had them fencing planting around them, you know, the way they look,
you couldn't even tell. Is therea better side to the house north

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south east west to have a rainbarrel? Does that not really matter?
Not particularly? I mean I alwaystell people look at your down spouts.
You can look at and aerial maplike on Google Maps of your roof kind
of get an idea of how muchroof area is draining through each section of
your down spout. If you're usinga clear barrel or one that's a lighter
color, it can be helpful toput it on the north side out of

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the sun. A little bit onthe sun will promote some algae growth.
If it's not a darker color orUV resistant. I want to hit on
that too as far as cleaning themin maintenance. But fifty five gallon barrel,
how much of a normal home?How much rain would you maybe get
off of a rooftop under a prettygood rain shower, I mean more than
fifty gallons? I would think,Oh yeah, so a ten by ten

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section of your roof, if weget one inch of rain, that is
collecting sixty gallons of water. Jeez. So I mean if you have a
thousand gallon roof, that's six hundredgut or a thousand square foot roof under
by one hundred. That's six hundredgallons of water. So there's a lot
of water running off a roof of. Even something like a small shed can
accommodate a rain barrel. And I'veseen that done too, and I thought

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I actually saw one where they tookthe gutter and they ran it across the
raised bed and had gravel so kindof the perforated pipe and watered it every
time. That would do. Soit was kind of cool too. But
so yeah, so you'd want morethan the fifty gallon barrel, I think
so, especially once you get started. It's hard to stop. Yeah,
and you're going to use that.Again, You're not going to water your

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lawn with that, but this issomething you're going to be watering your foundation
plants, your container plants, yourvegetable garden, things like that, houseplants,
houseplants. Yeah, oh yeah,because they don't like the fossil water.
Yeah, because all the stuff that'sin there. Yeah, if you
got like your orchids and things thatget upset and you give them the fluoride
grain water, they love rain water. There you go, So you use
that too. So yeah, Ijust yeah, so that's going to fill

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up in a flash, right,So what happens there is there some kind
of a regulator then that takes thatback into the drain system or how does
once it fills up, or ifyou have multiple ones, how does that
work. I'm a big supporter ofdiverters. Automatic diverters. They sell them.
If you've already got a barrel thatyou want to retrofit into a rain
barrel, you can buy a kitthat has this diverter in it. It's

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like thirty to forty dollars, butit's a really simple device. And basically
what it does once your rain barrelfills up, it closes off the rain
barrel and sends that extra water justdown the down spout where it originally was
supposed to go, so or shootsit off to the other barrels and you
could do the same thing in theother barrels. Yep. I know there
are manual ones, but you'd haveto be home to do that. Yeah,

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you have to switch them once thebarrel gets full, so yeah,
you'd have to be home and keepinga close eye on it. I really
like the automatic ones a little better. The only downside is that they can
kind of get clogged with leaves andstuff, so you might have to take
it out every once in a while, just kind of make sure it's clear
of leaves and debris. And Ithink you had mentioned to me if I
read in your notes when I wasreading your newsletter, you like the enclosed

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ones that are and when you're talkingand closed totally sealed up right, Yes,
And the reason there's a couple ofreasons for that. One is just
debris like leaves and things that canbreed more algae and bacteria and things like
that. But also mosquitoes is abig one because they can carry diseases,
right, So having a completely enclosedbarrel really cuts down on the amount of

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mosquitoes that can lay eggs in there. You can sometimes still get mosquitoes in
a completely closed in barrel from thegutters, yeah, especially like if there's
water sitting in your gutters and themosquitoes are there first. But mosquito dunks
work really well for rain barrels.So those are BT which is a technically
a pesticide, but it's also naturallyoccurring soil bacteria, right, so it's

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safe for pets, it's safe forpeople, it's safe for caterpillars even it
really just targets those fly larvae likemosquitoes, so that would be easy to
control then. And what about mossin that now? Obviously you said the
darker outside, which makes sense thatthe moss won't grow quite as well,
but sometimes it's still going to growin there. So maintenance wise, is
that's something I need to be cleaningout on a regular basis? Or can
I just leave the moss in therethrough the season and cleaning out end of

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the year. Yeah, I mean, I would recommend cleaning out at the
end of the year. If youdo want to be really particular, you
can clean it more than that.I've seen some places recommend just putting a
small amount of bleach in the water, leaving it for a day, and
it's such a small amount that it'llevaporate out after twenty four hours or so,
and you can use the water safely, and that can help cut down
on algae if you're seeing a lotof it. And then timing wise,

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using a rain barrel, you justwatching the weather, I mean, and
we just you wait till you getto a point where we're not seeing freezes
anymore, and then shutting it off. At the end of the year.
I mean you leave that thing runningall the time. Yeah, So usually
like end of April has been apretty solid time to set it up.
It can handle some kind of lightfreezes like we tend to get late April

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early may better than say a plantcan. Really the biggest concern is if
there's water in it that freezes quicklyand the plastic cracks if it's a plastic
barrel. And then once we getto the October first in November, pretty
well done point drain them out.Not much the water win horizon, right,
You just now that whole thing's goingto shut off. No water is

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going to go through it all directlydown into your drain system and then start
up again in the springtime. Yep. Yeah. And when you buy the
barrel, it comes with usually thatdiverter and it'll also have a little plug
so you can just plug up yourdown spout. What's not And do remember
when you when you're draining the waterout of those to water plants with that's
all gravity fed, that's not pumpedout, so the pressure isn't like you

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turn on the faucet, So itmay take a little bit longer, but
I'm assuming you could put pumps inthose if you wanted to. Yes,
you can. If you go tolike any pond supply store, they can
help you out with a pump fora rain barrel and a little host system
and things like that are there.I'm sure there are better rain barrels out
there than others. If somebody islooking today and they saying, okay,
so where do I go to finda rain barrel? M h, what

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do you suggest? Oh, that'sa great question. They can be kind
of hard to find at local retailers. I found. I know, City
Folks farm Shop in Clintonville has probablythe best selection I've seen in central Ohio.
But you can get them online aswell. I'm a big fan.
There's a really popular brand called earthMinded. Earth Minded. It's a completely

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enclosed barrel. It's got that divertersystem and it even has a little area
on the top. You can plantsome annual flowers on the top of it,
so it looks pretty nice too.All right, So do your research,
do your homework. Yep, youget what you pay for. I'm
sure it comes to rain barrels well. Sometimes I've also seen people upcycle food
grade barrels into a rain. Whenyou go on the internet, that's what
those blue ones, that's what yousee a lot of when you really get

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into the multiple. Yeah. Soif you know, I mean a restaurant
that's using a lot of olives,or a baker it's using corn syrup or
something like that can be a goodplace to kind of approach, say hey,
you have leftover food barrels and buildyour own and build your own there
you go sign up for their newsletter. You'll learn all about this if you
go to that, go to theirwebsite it's Franklin swcd dot or they do

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an outstanding job. You all doa great job. It's always a pleasure
having you on here. Great information. I'm glad we learned about the chicken
Prairie Chicken Festival and how it went. I'm glad I could spread the good
word about that. Well. Whatamazed me is that I actually got emails
from folks saying, yeah, wedid that one time. It was great,
and the other ones people coming upto you asking about picking up the

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dog poop, which makes me evenhappier. Dog poop and prairie chicken.
Corey said, Mac. Always apleasure. Thank you for coming. Thank
you all. I appreciate it.Take a quick break. We're broadcasting live
from Dill's Greenhouse. We come back. It's time for Grant's taste testing.
We've got about eight different herbs here. We're going to have him test.
You describe it and tell us whatit is. It's always a lot of
fun broadcasting life from Dill's thirty threein regor Road, be here till noon

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here on news radio six to tenWTVN. All right, We're at Dill's
Greenhouse, thirty three in Regga Road, going to be here till noon.
Stop. I'll say hello, andI always do a little bit of shopping
afterwards, so we'll be here fora while and stop by and say hi.
We like talking with all of ourlisteners and of course all the folks
that come here to Dill's. Whatwe started a couple of years ago was
the taste test segment where we go, I collect up a few herbs and

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a few things that are slightly toxicand have Grant taste them. He doesn't
know whether they're toxic or not.But I'm hoping you really throw me off
with something nasty this year. Ireally don't have anything, really really unusual.
You wouldn't do that to me.You may grossed out or no.
But you know, it's always funto hack because you do such a great

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job describing, well, that's kindof you how things taste. So let's
start with a really easy one here. All right. I feel like I'm
getting better at this already because Ithink I recognize. Oh I'm sure you
do. And some of these you'vealready had just by looking at it.
Just by looking at it, youprobably know what it is. But go
ahead, you smell it. Greatflavor, you're thinking, you're thinking,
what Thanksgiving? It's kind of differentthan I expected. Oh is it?

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Is it a safe? It isa sage? Yeah? Okay, that
particular one is called beer Garden.Really yeah. It kind of tastes like
a weird beer. And then thereyou go, oh, what's neat about
this one? It's a heavy producer, good flavor, yeah, and then
it's got a soury sort of hiton the back end. But what you
want to do with this one itis pick the leaves off, and not

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all of them, but pick someleaves off, have a little olive oil
on the frying pan and fry them. Oh, and put a little sea
salt on them, and you havesage chips, yum, outstanding. That
makes it tasting this, that makesget that totally yeah. But it's called
called beer garden. I love it, and it's a perennial comes back every
year. Totally my style, totallyyour style, and you would be the

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hit of the party if you havethat. You're not kidding, I'm gonna
yeah, I'm going to lean intothose chips. Beer Garden chips, beer
Garden chips. I love it.I love it. All right? Did
you clean the palate? H?I don't know. We lost it here?
You this one. We're all right, this one. I don't think
we tried last year. Okay,So I just it's got kind of a

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ferny leaf kind of looks like what'sit look like parsley? Maybe it looks
a little like parsley. Okay,it's mills almost like a fennel kind of
or licorice, yeah, kind ofokay, taste time. H it's kind

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of good, kind of it's kindof good. Well, I really don't
like black liquorice and it almost kindof isn't that family but not in a
bad one called French partially French parsley, chevl or chevrol or chavil. Got
it, however, you want topronounce it with more of a friend.
Yeah, but folks don't use ittoo much, but it's a great pollinator,
playing with these little flowers on thetop. Yeah, they absolutely love

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it, but not used very often. But I like the flavor of that
one. I love it, andyou know, it's it's very sort of
my it's low key, so youcould really throw it in and c h
e r v I l h er v I l god ch chervil French
parsley French partially is a common namefor that One'll make an incredible garnish.
I think. See see how goodhe is it doing that? All right?

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Now? You tried this one lastyear. Take like the three off
the end there. It popped thoseright in your mouth. They look familiar.
Small leaf about its size of adime set serrated on the outside.
That's right scalloped. I guess youcould say this is a perennial. Gets
about eighteen inches high about twenty fourinches wide. It's used for folks.
Go ahead and taste it, andit doesn't have much of a smell.

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Kind of a cool looking plant.You can throw all three of them in
there. Anything, Hold on,it's taking a second, taking a second,
starting to come to them. Idon't even know how I described that,
but it's definitely kind of cucumbery.Yeah, maybe a little bit almost
like the rind of a cucumber.Yes, yeah, it's got that greener

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flavor for lack of a better Yes, well, if you turn it around
and see, this is called saladburnette. I think I actually took some
of that home last year. DidAnd it's a cucumber substitute. Yes,
So if you like cucumbers but theygive you an upset stomach or whatever they
often do, put salad burnett inthere. There's your cucumber flavor without the
upset stomach. Beautiful. Now there'sanother herb that does the same thing.

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Okay, and this one's interesting.This one's great foliage. The flower on
this is outstanding. The bees absolutelylove it. Yes, as the three
stingers are really looking at that particularplant, it's almost like microscopically spiky,
if I could explain, Yeah,it's kind of fuzzy. All right,
here we go, all right,pop that one in. Whoa crazy on
the tongue it's almost like a cat'stongue. Cucumber again, Yep, it's

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borage. Now that tastes like moreof the inside of the cucumb There you
go. It's a little stronger flavorit is, Yeah, but it's borage.
It's a really beautiful blue flower.Look, there's a good I like
that. And the pollinators absolutely lovethat one. Wow, I really love
that. And that's an annual herecucumber scented leaves. Yep, very nice.

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All right, one more before wetake a break. Now you'll know
you know what this is. Lookingat it. I think I do this
as like I'm gonna say, gusblind gas cilantro. Got it? You
like cilantro? I love cilantro allright. Now. The problem with cilantro
is that when you try to growcilantro, it's a cool weather crop.
Okay, so you got to growwhen the weather's nice and cool. So
it's a marchish April, early May, and then in the fall. It

(26:15):
likes it. If it's in thesummertime when it gets really hot. Soon
as it starts to grow, it'llbolt, it'll go to flower. That's
why mine got all screwed up lasttime. And these leaves turn into these
real fine looking leaves like this.It looks just like that, I see
and shrivelly they have, yeah,and they have seeds on the top and
that's coriander. Yes, so nowthat's where you get your coriander seeds.
You taught me. That's great.So this is hard to grow when it

(26:37):
gets into the summertime, so youwould sew that. Let it get about
that big, which is about fiveinches tall, harvest it and be done
with it. Don't let it boltcut it out or what like jue like
right around now. Yeah, sothat's that's all the size you'd give it
and then cut it off. Isee. Or you can try this plant.
Now, this is a cool lookingplant. It looks like it's spiky.
It's a kind of kind of lookslike farious looking. I use that

(27:00):
word. Whoa, it's waxy andwhat does that taste like? Spiky?
Shit tastes like cilantro. It doeson steroid. It took me a second
to get there because it's such athick leaf. It's culantro. Coulantro,
coulantro, the coolest clanro. Yeah, will grow in the heat of the

(27:23):
summer, ah and give you thecilantro flavor on steroids. It's much stronger.
You don't use as much of it. Oh, but it's called culantro.
Do they ever use this in theguox at the Yes, they can.
And there's another one called Vietnamese coriander, which also tastes like that.
They put that in pu probably likewhen I have my fu from the Vietnamese

(27:45):
place the soup. Yes, Ialways wondered, what is that cilantro flavored
thing? That's Vietnamese coriander. Ah, so there are three of them.
But so there's two of them thatwill grow in the heat of the summer.
They don't have the Vietnamese one,but they had the culantro. You
can't grow this lantro during the heatof the summertime. That's really interesting that
that thicker, crunchier. Yeah,cilantro and little it's like little spikes on

(28:07):
the end. Yet to be careful, I mean it gets older, they
can spike you a little. It'spokey. Yeah, so you can just
kind of trim those off and indice it up really in culantro. Yeah.
We're broadcasting live today from Dil's Greenhousethirty three in Regularo thanks to everybody
today. Thanks all of our callersare sponsors. Thanks of course to Ella
for all the great things that shedoes as our producer, because without Ella,
none of this stuff would happen.Now, do yourself a favor.

(28:29):
Get out there and plant a treeor two, or three or four.
And when you're out there planting thosetrees, remember show me the flare before
you're done planning it. Make surethat root flair is at the top of
the ground. Make sure you seethe root flare all right, Keep planting
for those pollinator plants. Make yourbees happy, keep your pamper your earth
worms, keep those worms happy,get the kids and dogs involved guarding,
and by all means, go outand make this the best weekend of your
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