Tom Throgmorton

Tom Throgmorton KUNC Garden Reports

Tom has been offering garden advice on KUNC for almost two decades. During that time he has been the wholesale sales manager at Ft. Collins Nursery, Inc. Since January of 2005 he has been the owner and operator of Throgmorton Plant Management, LLC., a landscape installation and maintenance company as well as a horticultural consulting firm.  He lives in northern Ft. Collins with his wife and two kids.

 

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6:00am

Sat March 1, 2014
The Garden Report

The Miracle Of Starting Seeds

Once the seeds sprout, they should be placed in larger pots.
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Growing from seed to plant may appear daunting at first, but it’s a miraculous process to watch from beginning to end. In a few short months the tiny seed transforms into fruit on a tomato plant or glorious flowers. All that’s required is a moist and warm environment for germination.

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6:00am

Sat February 15, 2014
Arts & Life

Be The First To Grow Veggies New To 2014

Many new vegetable varieties thrive well in confined areas.
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All America Selections have announced new varieties of vegetables to try in 2014.  Selected from trial gardens around the United States, many of these veggies are compact and just right for containers.

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6:00am

Sat February 8, 2014
The Garden Report

Heirloom Tomatoes: A Rainbow Of Flavor And Color

Heirlooms with multiple colors prefer a longer growing season.
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If you’re thinking of trying something new in the veggie garden this season, try something old. Heirloom tomatoes will add different colors and shapes to your garden. They grow as easily as other tomato varieties and have surprising flavors for a tomato.

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6:00am

Sat February 1, 2014
The Garden Report

Beware Of Winter Seed Fever

Hybrid tomatoes are unique but don't produce reliable seeds.
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The recent warm weather may have given us spring fever, but now that it’s snowy and cold there’s not much for a gardener to do but read seed catalogs, walk garden center seed racks and seed shop online. You should be wary of the potential dangers. 

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6:00am

Sat January 25, 2014
The Garden Report

How To Plan Ahead For A Bountiful Vegetable Garden

Creating A Grid Helps To Maximize Space For More Vegetables
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It may still be cold outside, but it’s never too early to make plans for a vegetable garden. Creating a blueprint, choosing what kinds of vegetables to plant and deciding on the size of the garden can all be done before the spring thaw to ensure the best produce.

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