Matt speaks with Advanced Master Gardener and Advanced Master Food Safety Adviser Gretchen Anderson about how to get your garden going.
Here is a tip list for the month of March from D&B Supply’s lawn & garden expert, Debbie Cook.
We are excited to announce that the D&B Supply Garden Show is moving to the D&B Podcast starting in January 2021. Debbie Cook will continue to host the show with a slightly different format, but as always, the best advice, tips, and lawn and garden expertiese. One to two times a month, Debbie will answer […]
Our customers are amazing. Thank you to the entire Ridgeway family for their creativity, thoughtfulness, and love of gardening… and for their love of the #DBbucket. My husband drilled several drainage holes in the bottom of each bucket, then we had an assembly line with our three grandkids and daughter. One was in charge of […]
For the best (mild) homemade garlic salt, harvest your scapes and break out the dehydrator! As an advanced Master Gardener with the University of Idaho, I have grown certified garlic for many years. Garlic is a protected crop in Idaho. Therefore, you must plant only certified bulbs in Idaho. (Friends don’t let friends plant Elephant […]
Beekeepers this time of year are excited to dive in for a first inspection of the spring. It’s common to find that some hives in your apiary didn’t survive the winter. Don’t be too discouraged by this because it’s statistically normal to lose some hives, even with the best of beekeeping practices. But, it’s helpful […]
Spring has sprung! We got lucky here in Boise, Idaho this past week with a few sunny days in the 60s – perfect for the first inspection of the spring. I was happy to find that two of my three hives are alive and well! Those odds are pretty good. 1. The first one I […]
Autumn is here! This signals a drastic change for beekeepers, as we are less able to effectively inspect our hives. Cooler temperatures are the culprit of this and I am often asked “what temperature is too cold to inspect a hive?” The short answer is – somewhere around 60 degrees or warmer. But there’s a […]
Honey bees are known to be quite hygienic. They take care to ensure that their hive is clean. Nearly all hives are experts at removing foreign substances from their home – debris, non-welcomed insects, etc. Some hives even go as far as to remove problematic substances that could cause disease to take hold of their […]
New beekeepers are often eager (or terrified) to dive into their beehives during their first year. It’s so exciting to open the lid and see what’s going on in that complex society now living in your backyard. I frequently get asked questions such as: how often should I inspect my hive? Is checking weekly too […]