KFBK Garden Show

KFBK Garden Show

Backyard gardeners throughout Northern California appreciate the advice of "Farmer Fred" Hoffman. Fred is a University of California certified lifetime Master Gardener and garden columnist. He is also a member of the Garden Writers Association of America.... Show More

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August 2, 2020 70 min
Redwood Barn Nursery’s Don Shor has tips for keeping your tomato plants producing through the fall. Sacramento County Agriculture Commissioner Chris Flores discusses the mystery seeds from China. Upcoming garden events.
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July 26, 2020 72 min
Ed Laivo knows fruit trees. For decades, he has worked for California’s major wholesale growers of deciduous as well as citrus fruit trees. He shares his vast fruit tree growing advice, including dealing with the summer heat. We talk about the Virtual ...
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July 19, 2020 74 min
Former College Horticulture Professor Debbie Flower drops by to address your hot weather garden worries. Warren Roberts with a look at the July blooms at the UC Davis Arboretum. Getting rid of squash bugs.
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Quentyn Young, Manager of Fair Oaks Blvd. Nursery (and a Master Gardener) has tips for growing fruiting subtropical plants in our area, including Avocados. Also: summer houseplant care; Water Plants; controlling puncturevine.
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Vexed gardeners ask: "What's up with my squash? The flowers aren't producing fruit!" Debbie Flower has the answers. Tips on saving your excess harvest with dehydration. Attracting the swallowtail butterfly with the Dutchman's Pipevine plant.
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Looking ease your garden chores on the heat of the summer? Steve Zien has tips on easy weed control as well as advice on how to preserve soil moisture on hot days. Warren Roberts takes us on a June plant tour of the UC Davis arboretum. AmpleHarvest.org...
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The National Weather Service has issued a heat warning for our area for the coming week. Triple digit temperatures are forecast Monday through Friday, with not much cooling down at night. What's a gardener to do? Retired horticulture professor Debbie F...
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The effects of the multi-year drought of the last decade persist. We are surrounded by a landscape of dying tress and shrubs that probably began with that water shortage. Pam Bone, Sacramento County's Original Master Gardener and Urban forester, talks ...
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Marlene Simon,the Plant Lady, joins us to answer your garden questions along with tips on growing lavender. The rhododendrons of coastal Sonoma County. Growing chili peppers. Upcoming Garden events.
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Don Shor of Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis drops by to talk about how you and you garden are dealing with the wild swings in our weather. Watering incorrectly may be leading to more issues. Critter-proofing blueberry plants. Pollinator Victory Garden. U...
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Retired state entomologist and current Master Rosarian Baldo Villegas has the answers for your rose and bug questions. We take a radio tour of the UC Davis Arboretum with Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts. Debbie Flower on the difference between t...
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Heat, rain, wind... a lot has been thrown at our backyard fruit trees this month. What issues will we be dealing with this summer? Fruit tree expert Ed Laivo offers up some answers. The importance of deciduous fruit tree thinning, with Tom Spellman of ...
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College horticulture teacher Debbie Flower may be retires, but she is still battling bugs in the garden. She has tips for us! How can you tell when your garlic is ready to be harvested? Master Gardener Dan Vierria knows all, tells all. And, growing veg...
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Don Shor of Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis talks about the vegetables that should be planted in May: Squash, peppers, and eggplant. Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms discusses his "cheapskate salad bowl." Scott Paris of High Hand Nursery tells us about his ...
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Perhaps you're thinking of expanding jyour backyard food production with chickens or bees. Today's guest, Cherie Sintes-Glover is an Urban Chicken Consultant and beekeeper. She has tips! Warren Roberts takes us on a spring tour of the UC Davis Arboretu...
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Master Gardener Pam Bone talks about the garden pests currently bugging local gardeners. And, details about a free, virtual native plant tour of private landscapes in the area.
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College horticulture professor Debbie Flower has tips to control your latest ant invasion. And, a basic understanding of how plants work. Hot plants at the Nursery right now. Raising new chicks.
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We highlight a new, compact butterfly bush from Proven Winners, the "Pugster Blue." Tips for sgtarting the Victory Garden 2.0 The ladies from the "Sacramento Digs Gardening" blog chat about roses and tomatoes.
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Greg Gayton and Julie Barbour of Green Acres Nursery and supply have tips for getting your garden ready for planting in mid-April through early June. Warren Roberts on the blooming plants of spring. Codling moth control tips. "Jazz Hands" lorapetalum.
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Debbie Flower has gardening ideas for the stay at home family. "Brown Thumb Mama" Pam Farley talks about garden games for kids. A preview of Proven winner's new "At Last Rose." Warren Roberts talks about the spring blooms at the UC Davis Arboretum.
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