No matter what time of the tomato season it is, gardeners always have green tomatoes. With that in mind, this tomato preservation procedure can be used as long as you have fresh-from-the-vine, green tomatoes. Do not use tomatoes that have endured even one night of frost. It’s too late for them… and for you, my […]

Help, tomatoes are dropping their blossoms! This problem can be frustrating and difficult to manage as the problem usually is caused by high heat and low humidity. That’s a hard problem to deal with in southwest Idaho. Some blossom drop is normal because plants generally produce more flowers than the amount of fruit the plant […]

In this episode, Matt describes what it’s like to deal with pocket gophers, a very frustrating varmint. Matt goes over some do-it-yourself methods for eliminating pocket gophers and speaks with gopher experts Jim Martell, who is the director of Canyon County Idaho’s Weed and Pest Control Commission, and John Turpin the owner of Idaho Gopher […]

On the February 4, 2017, D&B Garden Show, Debbie Cook welcomes Melinda Jean Stafford to discuss winter beehive care. There is a discussion about mites, how much food you left for your bees in the fall, what to expect after an unexpected winter, and how to get started this spring. She also discusses what the BSU […]

January 28, 2017 – Are you ready to talk about planting, gardening, seeding, and digging? This is the show to help get your garden ready to go for the upcoming spring, summer, and fall growing season. Debbie talks about what cole crops you can start now like Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Also, now is […]

Sometimes, getting through the months of December and January can be tough for a gardener. But, February arrives and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Seed catalogs begin to arrive with their irresistible pictures, seed packets are beginning to show up in stores and the days are beginning to get […]

Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, Debbie Cook talks winter snow removal ideas, ant abatement preparation and of all things, pineapple. Do you use salt, sand or non-clumping kitty litter to help with ice melt and/or traction? Debbie has some ideas on what to do and what to avoid. Now is the time to start thinking […]

It seems weird to be talking about hummingbirds in January, but for some strange reason, Anna’s hummingbirds have decided they like to overwinter in Idaho and I have been lucky enough to have a couple at my house this winter. Because I had procrastinated about taking down my feeders, I discovered them in the late […]