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Gardening for Butterflies & Other Beneficial Insects (Atlanta, GA, Phoenix, AZ) (Episode #804H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Ask a gardener these days what's on their short list of upcoming projects, and they'll likely name the addition or expansion of a butterfly or pollinator garden. That's because the loss of their native habitats to urban sprawl and the widespread use of herbicides in commercial farming has decimated many of the plants these insects need to survive. As gardeners often do, they're now rising up in force in an effort to restore lost habitats across the country, starting in their own backyards. In this episode, we work alongside national experts to show ways we can all attract and help restore populations of these threatened insects. At the same time, we'll be increasing the beauty of our landscapes with native plants that our beneficial insects depend on.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Epic Tomatoes (Raleigh, Nc) (Episode #803H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Perhaps the most popular plant for any vegetable gardener is the tomato. It's the first food most beginners attempt to grow. It's the one that many experienced veterans still try to perfect each season. It is the iconic crop of the summer garden. Yet it's also one of the hardest to nurture all the way through to harvest without fighting pests and diseases in route to that bountiful harvest we all dream of. In this episode, we'll shadow an expert tomato grower, Craig LeHoullier from planting to harvest to get practical tips from one of the most respected experts and learn unique and innovative growing methods for dealing with a variety of challenging conditions.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, May 14, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

A Year in the Life of the Garden Farm, Part II (Atlanta, GA) (Episode #802H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Part II in this 2-part series picks up with the tomato season waning and a brand-new season of cool season edibles ready to go in the ground. In many ways, it's the best time of year at the Garden Farm. Even so, there are challenges and the sweet taste of success that we'll share with you as host, Joe Lamp'l takes you on his garden journey in the Growing a Greener World garden set through the fall and into winter. Who knows what Mother Nature will throw at us? But whatever it is, you'll be along to see what happens. This episode wraps up the Year in the Life of the Garden Farm with reality moments and some positive takeaways that anyone can apply no matter where you garden.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 7, 2017 -- 9:00 AM
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