Root cutting. I did not know that!

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Jul 10 2020 28 mins   2

You think you’re learning something new every time YOU listen to the Garden Basics podcast? Heck, I learn something new in each episode, as well. So, this time around, it’s a compilation of garden knowledge that will definitely make you a better gardener, and a better food shopper. We will call this episode, I DID NOT KNOW THAT. College horticulture professor Debbie Flower talks about the benefits of cutting the roots of plants before you stick them in the ground, and most importantly, HOW you cut those roots.
A former guest on the show, Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, recommends washing off all the soil from woody plants before sticking them in the ground.
Also, which soil and fertilizer amendments to add to a planting hole (How about liquid seaweed or kelp meal, says I. How about none, says Debbie. Compromise: add it to the top of the soil after planting).

Hot chile pepper expert Dave Dewitt talks about the myth of the Hatch Chile, and how those oversized jalapeño peppers that you might see at the market may not pack much heat…which for many of us, might be a good thing. Dave Dewitt is the author of many chile pepper books.

Planting tips, pepper advice, on this episode of Garden Basics with Farmer Fred. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes. Let’s go.

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