052 Cut Flower Basics. Winter Chicken Care.


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Oct 06 2020 27 mins   12

If you have a pollinator friendly garden, you have all sorts of beautiful flowering plants. Why not bring some of that outdoor splendor indoors? Today, on the Garden Basics podcast, the appropriately named horticulture professor, Debbie Flower, offers tips on how best to harvest and prepare cut flowers for an indoor display (that's a combination of zinnias with garlic & onion flowers in the picture).
Also, for those of you living in colder climates, you might have some backyard chickens. How are you gonna warm this winter? Chicken expert Nicole Gennetta of Heritage Acres Market in Colorado has tips. And, as a retired firefighter, she has some very important advice on keeping your chickens and your property from becoming, barbecued, shall we say, due to heat lamp issues. And, how to keep your chicken’s water from freezing in the cold months ahead.
It’s Episode 52 of the Garden Basics with Farmer Fred podcast. Brought to you by Smart Pots. And we will do it all in under 30 minutes.
Links:
Help Your Cut Flowers Live Longer
Heritage Acres Market
Side Mount Chicken Water Nipples
Submersible Heater for Chickens' Water Supply
Sweeter Heater (infrared overhead heater for chicks)
Essential Nutrients chicken seed blend
Backyard Poultry Health Guide

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