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Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen chat about summer gardening & take calls.

Amber calls with a question about whiteflies.

Andrea has a question about dealing with ants in a potted cactus that she wants to be able to bring indoors this winter.

Tim calls with a question about a sickly cherry tree, and also a report that the CSU Extension Research Center on Rogers Mesa west of Hotchkiss will be reopening.

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Suze Smith

The garden gurus share mid-summer gardening tips & take your calls on the Independence Day Edition of As the Worm Turns. Watering tips, how to transplant irises, harvesting & drying garlic.

Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen discuss summer gardening tips and take calls from listeners.

Jefferson in Paonia has an issue with the crew's potato advice.
Margit in Paonia has a question about compost.
Dave, who helps with Northside Elementary School garden in Montrose, has a couple of questions.
Scott from Moab calls in, with issues similar to Dave's - yellowing leaves.

Host Jill Spears welcomes regular gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, and special guest soil scientist Ron Godin, who recently retired from CSU Extension.

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss everything you need to know about gardening this week.

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

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Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss seed-saving for the brassica family of crops - turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.

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Suze Smith

Week 3 of our series about seed-saving, with host Jill Spears & gardening expert Lance Swigart.

Guest host Peggy Soup welcomes Lea Petmezas of local food business Organic Food Worx / Citizen Raw.  Lea's business makes raw dehydrated snack foods from local veggies, fruit, seeds & nuts. She has spent quite a bit of time learning gardening from our regular gardening guru, Lance Swigart.

Lea is also a KVNF DJ, hosting One Woman's Perspective once a month.

Guest host Peggy Soup welcomes Alisha Michelson to the show, for a discussion about wildcrafting & herbal remedies.

Special guest Jerry Adams of D R Fish Fertilizer joins the regular crew for tonight's show. He specializes in using fish fertilizer along with mineral and biological supplements to adjust soil fertility.

Lulu brought along "Godzilla," an enormous zucchini!

First frost in the North Fork! Harvest is in full swing & garden cleanup is next. Anthony calls with a suggestion to "recycle" your grass, rather than raking/burning/etc.  David calls with an offer of free wood chips, and Bud calls from Rogers Mesa, wondering when he should harvest his butternut squash crop.

Soil Scientist Ron Godin of CSU Extension is our guest tonight, with gardening guru Lance Swigart & host Jill Spears. (Lulu has "gone to the dogs" - she's away at the National Sheep Dog Trials in Carbondale. We do get a call from her during the show...)

Host Jill Spears & gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss summer gardening & take listener calls.

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Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart start off with recommendations for dealing with bindweed.
Georgia calls with a question about thinning pears. Previous caller Anthony calls back to get more info about coddling moths, and also advice about potatoes.
Lulu gives her tips for how to use garlic scapes.

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Our gardening crew, Jill, Lulu & Lance, discuss the prospects for an epic fruit harvest this year. Lance explains how, when (and why) to thin the crop.

Sue calls in a question about an especially fragrant tree-shrub that she encountered.

Max submits an answer to Lance's "carrot bed trivia" question from last week.

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Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen are joined by special guest Wind Clearwater for a lively discussion of spring gardening topics.

A spell of cool, wet weather has our gardeners dealing with mud as best they can!

Jill, Lance & Lulu discuss a variety of issues, (including the reasons behinds Lulu deciding to shave her cat!)

Rick called with questions about growing potatoes in whiskey barrels.

Discussing weeds, Lulu recommends a book: Weeds of the West  by Tom D. Whitson, Larry C. Burrill, et al.

Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen chat about spring in the garden.

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears chats with gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen. Spring is in the air & topics range from grubs & grasshoppers to dandelions, lawn violets & mountain croquet. Callers -  Patty asks about grasshoppers and Larry comments about the usefulness of "naked" ground.

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Host Peggy Soup welcomes gardener & landscaper Wind Clearwater to the Bamboo Room, for a discussion about biodynamics and permaculture. They take questions & comments about bindweed & bonsai.

Guest host Peggy Soup & gardening guru Lance Swigart chat about composting.

Suze Smith

Guest host Peggy Soup & gardening expert Lance Swigart discuss a few more pruning tips to wrap up last week's topic, then spend the rest of the hour talking about grains.  A book that was discussed in the show is Small-Scale Grain Raising by Gene Logsdon.

Host Jill Spears is taking a break from the airwaves while she runs for a position on the Paonia Town Council. In her stead, farmer & ag marketer Peggy Soup takes over the host chair. In this episode she visits with gardening guru Lance Swigart about seed saving for biannual plants.

Suze Smith

Late-season gardening tips from garden gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen, hosted by Jill Spears

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As cold weather approaches, our gardening gurus discuss end-of-season chores and crop storage tips, and we hold a contest! Can you guess the weight of this lovely winter squash from Lance's garden? It's 14" in diameter & 7" tall, not including the stem. (Listen to the show to find out the answer, and hear who won... Guesses ranged from 9 lbs. to 55 lbs.)

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Host Jill Spears welcomes regular "worms" Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, and special guest Aaron Heideman, for a show about Forest Gardening.

Host Jill Spears & gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss harvest time issues. Amber calls with a question about broccoli. Lance points out the downsides of consuming "baby greens."  New compost piles are underway.

Host Jill Spears is joined by regular gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen, and special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia, for a discussion about the ins & outs of growing cannabis for personal consumption.

Host Jill Spears & gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss how to prepare your garden for winter.

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