The D&B Garden Show

June 11, 2016 - Beekeeper, Melinda Jean Stafford, joins Debbie Cook this week on the D&B Garden Show going through the entire process of how to extract honey from your bee hives in the spring.

Melinda walks Debbie through the entire harvesting process starting with the timing of harvesting for the unique taste and color of honey. She covers why bees collect nectar and pollen and what the bee process is that creates honey. Melinda talks about what tools to use, buy, rent or borrow, the entire harvesting process and how involved you should be as a beekeeper.

Direct download: DB20160611.mp3
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June 4, 2016 - Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined by Linda Whittig on last week’s garden show. Linda is a freelance writer, a graphic designer, and also a contributor to the D&B Blog. Linda spearheaded the SNOW Block Alley Project in her neighborhood.

Linda’s love of gardening sent her in search of a sun-filled place to plant some blackberries. She discovered the sunniest place in her yard was on the side of her garage in the alley. The SNOW Block Alley Project soon began.

Linda shares how her North end alley was soon transformed into a neighborhood garden and gathering place. The amount of resources Linda was able to tap and acquire is inspiring. Listen in to hear how this amazing journey began in a little Boise North end neighborhood and where it stands today.

Direct download: 20160604_SNOW_Block_Alley.mp3
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June 4, 2016 - Debbie Cook, Master Gardener and Certified Arborist, was joined by her good friend, Mary Ann Newcomber on last week’s garden show. Mary Ann is known as the “Dirt Diva” and has her own blog titled “Gardens of the Wild Wild West.”

Are you being attacked by gnats in your very own yard? Debbie and Mary Ann talk to a gentleman in the Weiser area about addressing his gnat problem. Are you wondering how to get rid of squash bugs in your garden? Debbie and Mary Ann discuss watering schedules for blueberries and raspberries during this time of year. Along with the early heat comes a little more maintenance in your yard and garden. Make yourself a checklist and begin checking sprinkler heads, drip systems and soaker hoses to make sure your nature children are fully nourished.

Direct download: 20160604.mp3
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