9-1-16 Garden Conversation
“Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes.”
Melissa and Jerry join Joanie to talk about:
- Slugs: They have a benefit to gardens here! Except for the new invasive ones. Jerry provides some slug recipes (oh dear). And the Garden Conversation’s discussion of slugs is officially wrapped up!
- Bulbs: It’s time to order and plant garlic! Melissa discusses varieties, hard neck versus soft neck, and what to do with garlic scapes. It’s also time to order and plant flower bulbs.
- Record Keeping: As Melissa says, “It takes less time to be organized than to be disorganized.” She talks about her monthly gardening calendar, and offers to share it with interested listeners! Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a copy. She notes you’ll need to adjust it to your garden and needs.
- Caterpillar Mystery: A listener asked about a caterpillar she had seen recently. The gardeners discussed and decided it is probably a woolly bear caterpillar (pictured above), which becomes a tiger moth. They don’t cause harm to gardens.
Listen to previous Garden Conversations and find more information here: http://khns.org/the-garden-conversation. E-mail your questions, comments, and feedback/suggestions to email@example.com!