044 Don't Overdose Your Plants with Fertilizer. Making raisins. Plants that smell great!


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Sep 08 2020 27 mins   1

Can there be too much of a good thing? Yes, indeed, if we are talking about fertilizer for your outdoor fruit and vegetable plants. In fact, too much fertilizer can actually reduce the production of fruits and vegetables. Professor Debbie Flower tells us why. Every state in the union can grow table grapes. And this month, you just might have too many grapes, waiting to be picked. Unless you are a professional bird feeder, save those grapes for yourself by making raisins. One method involves using a dehydrator. We get tips on how to do that from a Master Gardener. With all the stuff that’s happening around us these days. We need to be transported more often to our happy place. Not only is a garden the happiest place on earth (sorry Disneyland) but if you have plants that produce enticing aromas, those delightful smells can calm you and send you to a peaceful place. We help make your garden a more relaxing place with plants that are a show for the nose, fragrant plants, like that winter daphne in the picture; and plants that are a show for the ears, after all, who doesn't enjoy the sound of hummingbirds whizzing by; or bees, landing on flowers? It’s all on Episode 44 of Garden Basics with Farmer Fred, and we will do it all in under 30 minutes.

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