Garden

Jeff Reynolds

Gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen and KVNF host Jill Spears ruminate on late summer/early fall gardening matters, while masticating the fruits of their labors...

Lance also brought in a curiosity - a fruit from an Osage orange tree that he has growing at his place.  These are common as hedgerows in plains states, and their wood was prized by Native Americans for  making bows.

Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen nibble on Lance's delicious Reliance seedless grapes while discussing the state of late-summer gardening & harvesting. Anthony calls with a question about how to transplant some 100-year-old raspberry plants.

What's Up On Redlands Mesa? Farm, Garden & Artists' Studio Tour

Jill, Lance & Lulu get started with a sample of corn smut from Lance's garden. (Corn smut is an edible fungus that infects corn. It's considered a delicacy in Mexico.)

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Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss summer gardening tips, sample some wild plums, and entertain the burning question "Why isn't composting an Olympic sport?"

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Host Jill Spears visits with gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen about mid-season garden cleanup & other topics. Amber calls to ask what might be eating her hops, leaving "skeletonized" leaves. Lulu's neighbor Ben calls with a seed-saving question.

Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss the latest happenings in their gardens.

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Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen discuss the latest news from their gardens. A whole lotta plantin' still going on.

Something took out Lulu's squash plants - a mystery!

Volunteer plants popping up here & there - tomatoes, squash, etc.

 

Chelsea Bookout

Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen dig deep into summer garden tips. Georgia calls with a question about fire blight. Toni wonders what to do with wild sumac berries. Lance has a trick question about mulberries.

Chelsea Bookout

Summer is here & the gardening crew is deep in the thick of it. Jill, Lulu & Lance are joined this week by special guest Ron Godin, Soil Scientist from CSU Extension. He discusses treating peach trees for gummosis, a fungal disease, and using specific cover crops to help control pests such as soil nematodes.  Did you know that winter rye can actually crowd out bindweed?

Spring turns into summer - a solstice edition of the show! Jill, Lance & Lulu discuss the latest news from the gardens, and take calls.

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The KVNF gardening crew, Jill, Lance & Lulu, dive deep into spring gardening tips.

Anthony calls in to ask about thinning apples.
Leta calls from Redvale with a question about keeping birds off her big old apricot tree.
Ridgway Sue has a surprising suggestion for Leta. David calls with input about garlic.

More spring tips from gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen, hosted by Jill Spears.

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The full flush of spring has arrived and our gardening gurus are in the thick of it! Host Jill Spears and experts Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart have a wide-ranging discussion.

Our regular host Jill Spears is back from her election hiatus, and gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen join her for the Spring Pledge Drive Edition of As the Worm Turns.

Zephyros Farm and Garden

Guest host Peggy Soup welcomes Daphne Yannakakis of Zephyros Farm & Garden to the studio for a lively chat about spring gardening.

Guest host Peggy Soup welcomes Lloyd Nelson to the program to talk about biodynamics.

Biodynamic calendars mentioned in the program:
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Stella Natura

 

Guest Host Peggy Soup & Gardening Guru Lance Swigart  discuss compost, signs of early spring and other seasonal gardening subjects.

Guest host Peggy Soup chats with gardening guru Lance Swigart and special guest Ron Godin, Area Extension Agent with CSU Extension. The subject is soil fertility.

Ron can be reached for more information here.

Guest host Peggy Soup chats with gardening guru Lance Swigart about pruning.

Host Jill Spears welcomes guest gardener Peggy Soup to the studio for a friendly chat on a variety of agricultural subjects.

Host Jill Spears is joined by gardener Amber Kleinman & special guest Maria Hodkins of Butter & Love, a certified traditional foods cook & instructor and fermentation specialist. They discuss many aspects of fermented foods such as sauerkraut, and share tips on fermenting at home.

Maria can be reached at 970-527-8928 or realbutterandlove@gmail.com.

One resource that was mentioned is the book "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods" by Wardeh Harmon.

Bad weather prevented our scheduled guest gardener from getting to the studio, so this week's show was an encore airing of the program originally aired on Nov. 24th, 2015. Tune in next Tuesday, Dec. 29th, for a regular live program.

Host Jill Spears welcomes guest gardener Amber Kleinman to the air, for a chat about food canning & preserving.

Gardening guru Lance Swigart is taking some time off from the show, so this episode feature the "Lady Worms," gardener Lulu Volckhausen & host Jill Spears.

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As killing frost moves through Western Colorado gardens, our gardening crew discusses food storage chores, as well as some ideas for seed-sowing to prepare for early spring germination.

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Host Jill Spears visits with gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen as we face the first killing frost of the season.

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As the Worm Turns, Pledge Drive Edition! Jill, Lance & Lulu share gardening advice & ask you to support Mountain Grown Public Radio, KVNF. 

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Harvest time! Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss harvest-time tips (while gnoshing on fresh-picked grapes & raspberries!)

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Harvest time!

This episode is all about the end result of a season's work - harvesting the fruits of our labors! Lance reveals his tips for picking melons at exactly the right time. Lulu relates how her squash & pumpkin vines are completely taking over her yard. We also get tips for how to safely trap & release a pesky skunk!

Another episode of our weekly gardening chatfest, with host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart.

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