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, shared some great information about the upcoming Master Gardener class in Canyon County. All the information can be viewed on the University of Idaho’s Extension site by clicking here. Download and submit the online application to be considered for the program. Have you signed up to receive pest alerts […]
Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, shared her experience attending the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Conference last week. Some of the classes offered for continuing education credits included: Foodscape, Tree Worker Safety, Outdoor Voles and Rodent Control, Turf Diseases, Water Features, Irrigation Systems, Bees Trees and Colony Collapse Disorder, etc. This is a short […]
Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined on the show by Mary Ann Newcomer. Mary Ann is a published author, speaker, and more famously known as The Dirt Diva. Are you thinking about adding some drought tolerant plants to your landscape next year? Mary Ann shares some drought tolerant varieties and talks about […]
Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, gives a lot of great information about insects in your garden. Do you know which insects are beneficial or harmful for your garden? Are you curious about what should and should not be fertilized in your yard right now? Have you treated your stone fruit trees for peach […]
Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, talked seed packets and tomatoes this week on the D&B Garden Show. If you still find yourself confused by all of the information on seed packets, Debbie gives great information about the number of days until harvesting, what diseases your plants are resistant to and the amount of […]
Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, welcomed this beautiful weekend weather with a lot of listener questions this week. Listen in to Debbie’s advice and answers to these questions: How do I get rid of the suckers under my trees? Is it the right time to mulch my garden? What are some watering tips […]
It’s January, and if you’re a person that likes to start a lot of your own plants from seed, the time after the holidays means that you pack away your decorations and drag out your seed starting supplies. If you haven’t started some of your garden plants indoors from seed, you’re missing out on a […]
Are you a guilty gardener? I mean, do you feel guilty? Do you feel guilty for doing things that aren’t considered gardetanically pure? Are you one of those that is not convinced that hand pulling every weed is the best option? Or that heirloom seeds are always the best choice? Do you purchase your seeds […]
It is time to get your potato seeds in the ground! D&B is carrying the following kinds of potatoes in stock (and online) this year:
What is your favorite kind of potato and why?
Nothing is as maddening as discovering the perfect plant in a garden catalog only to find that it has already sold out when you try to order. If that has happened to you, then you’ve already learned the lesson of ordering early. January through May is when companies receive the most orders, with the new and popular plants going fast, so order as soon as possible.
Some tips for ordering;
If you want to save some seeds from your own garden, it’s time to seriously think about how you will do it. Such seeds can be uniquely suited to produce plants that will flourish in your climate. You may have already missed the chance for the early, cool season vegetables, like peas, spinach, and the first lettuce. But, many other opportunities await you! You just need remind yourself of a few things in order to collect with greater success to produce desired results.
It’s a bit of a game that is not boring, but not terribly difficult, either.
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