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 […]

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 […]

I heard a bird sing In the dark of December. A magical thing And sweet to remember. “We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September,” I heard a bird sing In the dark of December. by Oliver Herford . The birds I’ve heard singing lately, and it’s really more of a chirping, are […]

October 22, 2016 – Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, welcomed Jim Duthie to help answer questions and to also talk about gardening myths. Now is the time to rake up your leaves, but don’t throw them away. Mulching is your friend. Grind them up with your lawnmower and either put them in your composter or spread […]

June 11, 2016 – Beekeeper, Melinda Jean Stafford, joins Debbie Cook this week on the D&B Garden Show going through the entire process of how to extract honey from your bee hives in the spring. Melinda walks Debbie through the entire harvesting process starting with the timing of harvesting for the unique taste and color of […]

This is the month I start to get really excited about the gardening season. We are able to get outside to finish our garden, clean up, and plant some of our favorite cool season crops. Cool-season crops include plants like lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kale, broccoli and many others that prefer cool weather. The last average […]