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.

Episodes

January 3, 2021 73 min
Phil Pursel of Dave Wilson Nursery talks about growing backyard fruit trees. Low water plants for the shade. A visit to Fort Ross. Growing chili peppers.
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Chili pepper expert Dave DeWitt on growing peppers. Seedsperson Renee Shepherd on carrot varieties. Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farms constructs an easy salad bowl garden. Prof. Debbie Flower on how to water. Robert Kourik explains how tree roots grow.
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New to backyard chickens or beehives? Your flocks and swarms might want some winter warmth and food variations. Urban chicken consultant Cherie-Sintes Glover has the tips. Growing broccoli and brussel sprouts. Warren Roberts takes us on a Dec. tour of the UC Davis Arboretum.
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Lori Ann Asmus, Emerald City Interior Landscape Services, has tips for decorating with holiday plants and wreathmaking ideas. Blackberry supports. What is a consulting arborist?
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Late fall and winter is a great time to feed your soil. How? Steve Zien has the tips. Also, growing Swiss Chard. Unusual cool season vegetables. Upcoming garden events.
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College horticulture professor Debbie Flower has tips for caring for your Christmas tree. Warren Roberts tells us about the history of the UC Davis Arboretum. The importance of barn owls. Upcoming garden events.
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College horticulture professor Debbie Flower explains why right now is an excellent time for planting new trees, shrubs and perennials; and, why now is a good time for removing underperforming plants. UC Davis Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts takes us on a radio tour of the plants currently putting on a show there. Upcoming garden events.
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College horticulture professor Debbie Flower explains why leaves of deciduous trees turn color and eventually fall to the ground. Growing parsnips and celtuce. Upcoming garden events.
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Master Gardener Pam Bone offers tips for caring for your trees this time of year. Growing citrus indoors. Making and canning apple jelly. Upcoming garden events.
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If you want your leaf blower, generator, chain saw and other cool season power equipment to start right away, Brad Gay of JB’s Power Equipment in Davis has tips. Generator safety. Pumpkin recipe. Upcoming Garden Events.
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Don Shor of Redwood Barn Nursery in Davis discusses how to either rehab a suffering lawn; or, tear it out and plant a meadow! Cut Flower Tips. Upcoming Garden Events.
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Quentyn Young, Master Gardener and Manager at Fair Oaks Blvd Nursery, has tips for fruit and nut tree care this time of year. October tour of the UCD Arboretum with Warren Roberts. Garden Grappler.
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Prof. Debbie Flower discusses all the interesting challenges facing area gardeners this time of year, small and large! Illegal pesticides. Cover your soil.
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Prof. Debbie Flower discusses the best techniques for planting trees. Fall is for Planting! How to Grow Beets. Upcoming Garden Events.
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Prof. Debbie Flower discusses the best herbs to grow indoors for use in the kitchen. Pruning grapes. Julia Oldfield of Big Oak Nursery on cool season annuals. 2021 Placer Co. Master Gardener Guide and Calendar details. Upcoming Garden Events.
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As smoke and ash continues to rain down on wide swaths of California, Debbie Flower has tips for keeping your plants healthy. Fall begins Tuesday, what’s at the top of your garden to-do list for the new season? We offer up our suggestions. Upcoming Garden Events.
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Don Shor of Redwood Barn Nursery tackles your indoor garden questions during this smoke-filled season here. Robert Kourik on the no-dig garden. Upcoming Garden Events.
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Master Gardener Quentyn Young, whose day job is managing Fair Oaks Blvd Nursery, has suggestion for cool season edible crops to plant this month and next. He always has some unusual suggestions or varieties. Making raisins. Greenhouse Basics Part 1. Upcoming Garden Events.
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Master Gardener Pam Bone is here to brag about her 2020 berry crop. What is she doing that you aren’t? We will find out. Exploring tomato roots. AmpleHarvest.org. Upcoming Garden events.
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College Horticulture Professor Debbie Flower discusses coping with the latest plague on Northern California: wildfires and their direct and indirect effect on your Northern California garden. Flavorful roses. Roasting Tomatoes. Upcoming Garden events.
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