The D&B Garden Show

August 20, 2016 - Master gardener, Debbie Cook, and guest, Rich Guggenheim, the Canyon County Extension Office Educator, talk about the Pest Alert Network and answer a variety of customer questions.

The Pest Alert Network focuses on helping homeowners with current pest problems and solutions based on weather, research, and science.

The Canyon County Extension Office will be holding two new classes if interested in the Master Gardener Program. Please contact their office for more information.

The biggest issue Rich has come across this year? Curly Top Virus. And since we can't cure a virus yet, Rich has some solutions.

Direct download: 20160820.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm MDT

July 30, 2016 - 

Debbie Cook, Master Gardener, and Certified Arborist, was joined by Gretchen Anderson on the show today. Gretchen is the author of The Backyard Chicken Fight and our resident “chicken expert.” This week, the ladies discussed gardening.

Do you love garlic? Debbie and Gretchen talk about the different varieties of garlic in respects to planting, watering, and harvesting. When planting garlic, the only rule for planting in Idaho is that it has to be ‘certified’ garlic. Listen in to hear the damage ‘un-certified’ crops can cause. Garden show listeners call in with tips and tricks and great questions for Debbie and Gretchen.

Have you wondered about overhead watering versus drip watering in your tomato garden? One method is much more beneficial than the other. Are you having difficulty growing certain vegetables in your soil? Are you using compost in your garden? Debbie and Gretchen share some great information with their listeners.

Direct download: 20160730.mp3
Category:Weekly Radio Show -- posted at: 5:49pm MDT

August 6, 2016 - The D&B Garden Show host, Debbie Cook, helps solve customer's lawn issues with potential X grass where the first step is to find out from the local Extension office if the grass is an annual or perennial.

What do you do when your raspberries are 12 feet high? If they have finished fruiting, yes, you can prune. Debbie gives her listener some raspberry pruning tips for the active and lazy gardener.

Direct download: 20160806.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm MDT