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As we celebrate the Summer Solstice, (10:24 pm MDT Tuesday 6/20/17,) host Jill Spears and her gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss tips for summer gardening, including dealing with the current heat wave.

Garlic is ready for harvest. Time to plant fall cabbage crop.

Dave calls from Delta to ask "Are carrot tops edible?" Answer: Yes they are.

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Jill, Lance & Lulu wax eloquent about all things garden-related. Rich & Joy call in with a question about something eating their newly-sprouted beans. Josephine has a question about box elder bugs.

Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss gardening tips and take listener calls.

Larry calls with a clarification about Lamb's Quarters and Amaranth taxonomy. Duna calls from Norwood with information about Purslane as an indicator of good soil. Anthony from Paonia calls in with thanks to whomever sent him the Biodynamic Calendar.

 

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Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss cutting-edge gardening techniques & take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about spring gardening. Skip calls with a question about old tree roots. David calls with great info about bumblebees.

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Jill, Lance & Lulu share their gardening adventures (and misadventures!)

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners extraordinaire Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss spring gardening.

Laurie calls with a question about "leggy" indoor starts. David has a question about new raised beds.

Now is the time to prune grapes.

Lulu saw her first hummingbird of the year a few days ago. David calls back with good info about early hummingbirds.

An off-air caller wants to know about hardy figs.

LULU'S BACK!

On a chilly evening with freeze warnings in effect around the area, host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are joined by their seasonal partner Lulu Volckhausen for a lively springtime discussion.

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Host Jill Spears, gardening guru Lance Swigart & guest Jere Lowe encourage all gardeners (and gardener wannabes!) to contribute to the KVNF Spring Pledge Drive!

On the first full day of Spring, host Jill Spears & gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart discuss grains.

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Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are joined by Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia for a discussion about building soil health with compost.

Host Jill Spears & garden wizard Lance Swigart chat about early planting topics.

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss pruning. Paonia orchardist Jeff S. calls in with a handy tip for cleaning up the prunings.

Week 2 of our seed-saving series, with host Jill Spears & garden wizard Lance Swigart.

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They're ba-a-a-a-ck! Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are in the studio with special guest Sarah Pope from the Hotchkiss Library for a discussion of seed saving & the library's shareable seed collection.

Substitute host Peggy Soup is joined by Tim Owens, for a chat about food! Tim is a former restaurateur. John from Montrose & Clark from Paonia call in with questions & comments.

Our regular host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen are taking a well-deserved winter break. Guest host Peggy Soup is in the studio tonight. She takes a call about echinacea root, and waxes eloquent about a variety of topics. Mom Bonnie & sister Alesha join her for quiet moral support.

Gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen join host Jill Spears for their last conversation of this gardening season.

Host Jill Spears & gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen discuss end-of-season garden issues & take a few calls.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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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