Gardening

5:30am

Sat August 18, 2012
Garden Report

Preparing Plants for the End of Summer (Yes, Fall is Coming)

Cool-season vegetables like broccoli do well in mountain gardens
Jenny Cu Creative Commons/Flickr

Hard to believe with this summer’s hot weather, but it’s time to start thinking about preparing trees and shrubs for fall. And KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton says it's especially important for those living in the mountains.

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6:43am

Sat August 4, 2012
The Salt

Red Planet, Green Thumb: How A NASA Scientist Engineers His Garden

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 9:10 am

Limoncello in the making.
Rachael Porter NPR

Most mornings, space engineer Adam Steltzner wakes up at about 3 a.m., and before he can coax his tired body back to sleep, his mind takes over. And he starts to worry.

Eventually Steltzner gives up on sleep and heads into his garden where, just as first light reveals the sky, all that thinking can turn into doing. And finally, a little peace.

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6:00am

Sat August 4, 2012
Garden Report

Helping Plants Cope With Summer Heat

Yogendra Joshi Creative Commons/Flickr

One of the trickiest things for gardeners is to know exactly how much to water – especially when the hot summer weather seems like it will never end. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton has a few tips for keeping plants healthy and hydrated.

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6:00am

Sat July 28, 2012
Garden Report

When Life Gives You Basil and Garlic, Make Pesto!

thebittenword.com Creative Commons/Flickr

Garlic and basil are fairly easy to grow in Colorado, and both are delicious on their own. But when you combine them with a little olive oil… you get something that is more than the sum of its parts. KUNC Gardener Tom Throgmorton explains...

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10:44am

Sat July 21, 2012
Garden Report

Confused About Watering Restrictions? Here's Help for Colorado Gardeners

DonBanana Creative Commons/Flickr

It isn’t easy to grow healthy plants when the weather is hot and dry – especially when water restrictions vary so widely.

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