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Episode Info: Replay of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from 5-4-19 Heard on 860AM WNOV & W293cx 106.5FM Milwaukee, WI Saturday mornings 9-10AM CST Heard on WAAM 1600 AM Ann Arbor, MI Sundays 7-8AM est Heard on WWDB 860 AM Philadelphia, PA Sundays 7-8AM est Heard on KMET 1490 AM Tuesdays 9 - 10 AM pst Banning, CA listen here during show hours for your station: WNOV WWDB: WAAM Check out Contact Joey and Holly: Email them at Reach the show anytime through the Instant access text hotline 414-368-9311 Thank you for listening and downloading the show. Topics: Joey and Holly talks Talk about 5 plants they would suggest you not grow in your garden and why 5 crops you should not grow in your garden and why Mint Bamboo Corn Dill perennial plants don’t grow strawberries in containers In segment 2 Joey and Holly talk about The impact of intensive gardening intensive gardening is a more extreme form of companion planting gardening that is space saving and efficient. There are many methods of intensive gardening that can include traditional rows, container planting or intensive mound group planting. Most incorporate some form of companion planting, however. The advantage of intensive gardening is the amount of garden space it saves. Intensive gardening grown in containers can be a way for even the urban dweller with no garden space whatsoever to enjoy fresh produce grown on their patio or deck. Square foot gardening is a commonly used method of intensive gardening that most often uses a box divided into one-square-foot growing compartments. A tomato plant for example, may require the sole use of a compartment, while crops like carrots can be seeded over the entire area. Intensive gardening done in containers on the patio may include a potted tomato to a variety of lettuces and spinach grown together in a container. Intensive gardening can also be used with the vertical garden and would include vegetables grown in trays suspended in rows on the side of a house, apartment or fence. Succession planting is another way to use intensive gardening. In this method, vegetable varieties are planted in succession as the previous crop fades by simply being planted in the spot vacated by the previous crop. Corn grown following the harvest of cold weather peas is an example succession planting. In segment 3 Joey and Holly talk with their guest Kelly Smith Trimble of She is an author, editor, and huge vegetable gardening advocate. She lives in Knoxville, TN and recently her book, Vegetable Gardening Wisdom hit the shelves. 1. You like to use lettuce as a mulch - how does that work? 2.Some people swear by the use of compost tea - what is compost tea? Is there good or bad compost tea? How does one apply this to their garden? 3.We’re approaching tomato growing season in th...
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