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Managing Insect Pests in the Vegetable Garden, Ground Cherries and Choosing Your Battles

Emma and Nate are joined by Anna Wallingford to talk about insect pests in the vegetable garden including Colorado potato beetle, cutworms, squash vine borer, tobacco hornworm, aphids and more.

The Time to Plant: Garden Center Shopping Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

Emma, Nate and Rachel visit a local garden center and share their thoughts on shopping for plants and garden supplies just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Choosing and Using Fertilizers in the Yard and Garden

Emma and Nate are joined by researcher Becky Sideman to talk fertilizers for the yard and garden, covering how to choose the appropriate fertilizer, and how and when to apply them. They also take on common misconceptions and give practical advice you can put to use in your gardens, lawn and landscape.

Soil Amendments, Ground Nesting Bees, Mountain Laurel and Finishing Compost

Emma and Nate are joined by Dr. Becky Sideman to talk soil amendments, from building soil health and using compost and manure to trendy amendments like biochar and mycorrhizae.

Annual and Perennial Blooms, Cut Flower Gardens, and Foam Flower

Emma and Nate talk flower gardening, from design to selection to care and maintenance, with proven tips and solutions for bringing your yard and gardens to life.

Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife, Growing Garlic, Inkberry & Tree Guards

Emma and Nate explore how to deal with animals that can damage yards and gardens with proven tips and solutions.

Growing Cool Season Vegetables in your Spring Garden

Emma and Nate explore spring vegetable gardening so you can take full advantage of the cool months before last frost.

How to Start Seeds Successfully Indoors

Emma and Nate discuss the ins and outs of seed starting so you can open your gardening horizons to new crops, new varieties and earlier, better harvests.

Pruning, Topping & Staking Trees & Shrubs, plus Witch Hazel Appreciation

Emma and Nate discuss the often-counterintuitive science of pruning trees and shrubs, including benefits and techniques that will bring out the full potential of your landscape plantings.

Foliage Houseplants, Fertilizing, Cleaning Leaves, Aphids & ZZ Plant

Greenhouse Manager Nichole Keyes joins Emma and Nate for a conversation on choosing and caring for houseplants that will thrive in your home. They also share personal favorites, shopping tips and predictions for popular houseplants in 2021.

Planning Spring Vegetable Gardens (part 2), Container Gardening, Malabar Spinach & Staking Tomatoes

In this bonus episode, UNH Extension / NH Agricultural Experiment Station specialist, researcher & professor Becky Sideman, Emma and Nate continue to discuss seed catalogs and what information points to plants that’ll thrive in your garden. They cover organics, seed treatments, GMOs, disease resistance, container gardening, staking tomatoes, and growing Malabar spinach (Basella alba).

Planning Spring Vegetable Gardens, Soil Temperature, Nasturtiums & Fencing

UNH Researcher and Extension State Specialist Becky Sidemen joins Emma and Nate to share insights on selecting the right seed varieties and developing your garden plan. We'll also explain how (and why!) to get an accurate soil temperature, what to consider before buying fencing and why nasturtiums should be in your garden.

Growing Fruits Inside, Neem Oil, Passionflower and Broken Limbs

Emma and Nate discuss ins and outs of growing fruits indoors — from the challenge of yielding fruit from plants indoors year-round to growing tropical fruits indoors and outdoors

Indoor Herb Gardens Over Winter, Old Seeds, Safe Ice Removal and Borage

Emma and Nate share proven tips and solutions for all aspects of indoor herb gardening — from seed starting and care of newly purchased potted herbs to indoor/outdoor transitions and drying and cooking from your homegrown harvest.

Compost, Paperbark Maples & Victory Gardens

Nate and Emma discuss winter composting, the virtues of paper bark maple (Acer griseum), how COVID-19 impacted gardening, holiday gift plant care after the holidays and the fascinating history of Victory Gardens.

2021