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KSL Greenhouse

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Jan 15, 2017

Tim and Taun continue discussing tomato issues related to weather and pruning the grapevines.  What to do when the rabbits are damaging your garden and you might want to contact the Humane Society.  

Jan 15, 2017

Uneven watering practices can lead to many problems with your tomatoes!  Another Aspen lover learns that you really CAN have too much of a good thing so we talk about how to rid yourself of the Aspen Forest.

Jan 15, 2017

Tim and Taun talk about the water year.  This year has been a decent water year and what are the positive effects on trees and fall colors.  Spider plants are easy to grow and why you might want one.  It is not too early to talk about tomato starts as listeners call in with questions.

Jan 8, 2017

Taun Beddes outlines varieties of Walnut trees that will give you the most chance at success in Utah!  Plus, how to deal with a problem tree, in this case a Honey Locust that NEEDS TO GO!  And planning NOW for next years garden space.

Jan 8, 2017

Figuring out when to prune your ornamental trees is key to the success and beauty of your landscape!  Taun Beddes answers the question of whether NOW is that time!  Also, iron deficiency can manifest itself in many ways.  Learn how to identify this common problem and the easy way to solve it!

Jan 8, 2017

Winter is tough on your plants both inside and outside the home!  Choosing the right plants is important!  Lack of sunlight can slow your plants growth indoors but the blanket of snow is actually GOOD for your plants OUTSIDE!

Jan 1, 2017

Tim Hughes and Taun Beddes start out talking about seed catalogs. These post office mail ins are a gardener's perfect Christmas or New Year gift as they typically come through in December to January. Beddes discusses how you can prevent getting duped into buying something that seems too good to be true. It all comes down to using your resources and he gives tips on which you should use. The hosts of KSL Greenhouse give some tips on how to bring out the healthy side of your lawn. Finally Beddes, a horticulturist from Utah State University Extension, gives tips on how to properly care for all types of trees and grass.

Jan 1, 2017

Caller questions take the discussion into pruning with host Tim Hughes and Taun Beddes. Lots of discussion on peach trees and how to run soil tests and find the PH level of your soil. They also talk about lilacs and how to get those roots deep. Maybe you got some holly plants for Christmas, the KSL Greenhouse hosts tell you what you can do to get them ready for the upcoming spring. Finally the two dig deep into a listener's Evergreen plant which keeps barraging his USPS worker. They give tips on how to cut that plant in order to maintain growth on all sides. Beddes is an horticulturist and teaches at Utah State University Extension.

Jan 1, 2017

Tim Hughes and Taun Beddes discuss figs, but not so much about one of your favorite treats in Fig Newtons. They talk about how to plant them and their actual name which is ficas carica. They also discuss how figs are one of the best plants to have because they can survive almost any weather condition except severe cold. Then they discuss how to care for indoor plants such as cactus. The inversion or foggy air in Utah means your greens will be reaching for any light they can. They take some caller questions on cactus, food storage seeds, how to combat fire blight, and much more. Beddes is a professor at Utah State University extension as a horticulturist.

Dec 18, 2016

Master Gardener classes are fast approaching!  Learn all things horticulture and become the expert in your family, neighborhood and community.  Tim Hughes and Taun Beddes also discuss what we can learn by submitting soil and turf samples to the state diagnostic clinics when troubles arise in your lawn or garden.

Dec 18, 2016

Tim and Taun are joined by J.D. Gunnel to discuss shrubs and trees that will help make your landscape standout in the otherwise dreary Winter months.  Bring color to your yard even when there is a blanket of snow.

Dec 18, 2016

We are talking all things winter with Taun Beddes and Tim Hughes. On this week's show, find out about the information that you get when you send a turf sample in for analysis, how to take care of your Norfolk pine and other indoor plants and the other things that make your garden grow (indoors) when everything out in the yard is dormant for the season. 

Dec 11, 2016

Maria Shilaos and Taun Beddes talk about hybrid plants that are discussed in gardening magazines, Taun's verdict: if the plant or tree says it is maintenance-free, that's code for a plant that will take over the yard. They also talk about maintenance and care of tulip and daffodil bulbs at this time of year. All that and more on the third hour of the KSL Greenhouse Show.

Dec 11, 2016

Taun Beddes and Maria Shilaos take your calls about strawberry and raspberry plants, and Maria also talks with Taun about what to do with a struggling poinsettia plant. All that and more on the second hour of the KSL Greenhouse Show.

Dec 11, 2016

Maria Shilaos fills in for Tim Hughes. Maria and Taun Beddes tell you everything you ever wanted to know about picking a Christmas Tree and how to keep it fresh through the season, and what to do with it when the season is over. They also take your calls about peonies on the first hour of the KSL Greenhouse.

Dec 4, 2016

Taun Beddes and Tim Hughes take your calls about bug infestations and lawn recovery after over fertilization before the winter months. That and more on the third hour of the KSL Greenhouse Show.

Dec 4, 2016

Taun Beddes and Tim Hughes talk about selecting a healthy Christmas tree, and how you can go about caring for one, and disposing of it at the end of the season. That and more of your calls on the 2nd hour of the KSL Greenhouse Show.

Dec 4, 2016

Taun Beddes and Tim Hughes talk safe ways to use salt melt this winter season that will protect kids and pets, plus, your lawn and tree pruning questions answered on the first hour of the KSL Greenhouse Show

Nov 27, 2016

Wrapping your Trees for the winter is something you may have to do if that tree is an Arborvitae. Taun Beddes and Tim Hughes talk about why you might want to wrapArborvitae trees, and how to go about doing it. They also talk about how to cut back the dead branches from your Maple trees now to prevent the tree from dying. All that and more on the third hour of the KSL Greenhouse Show.

Nov 27, 2016

Rust in the lawn is OK, but, not mold. Taun Beddes and Tim Hughes talk about how to get rid of mold in lawns and how to treat rust that might be forming. They also take your calls about how Trees need attention and trimming before the winter. All this and more on the second hour of the KSL Greenhouse Show.

Nov 27, 2016

Ever wanted to know how the Poinsettia became a mainstay during the Holiday season in the US? Taun Beddes talks about how this plant, originally derived from Mexico, became a symbol for the holidays that we all know and love. Tim Hughes and Taun also talk about handling over-abundant trees. That and more on the first hour of the KSL Greenhouse Show.

Nov 20, 2016

More on healthy Thanksgiving recipes, from the garden or farm to your table, plus how to do dinner gluten-free. Also, Tim Hughes and Taun Beddes help troubleshoot the tracks in the lawn that indicate voles are making your greenspace their home. And why you should consider planting catnip. 

Nov 20, 2016

We answer your questions on Thanksgiving eating. How do you do harvest dinners on a diet? Your garden may hold the key. Callers have questions about mowing the lawn again, pruning trees and what to do with dahlias. 

Nov 13, 2016

Tim Hughes and Taun Beddes chat about how to fertilize your trees, what to do with all those leave and mulch, and how low to trim the lawn for the winter on the third hour of the KSL Greenhouse.

Nov 13, 2016

Tim Hughes and Taun Beddes talk to our listeners on how to get your indoor plants ready to come back in for winter the safe way, and how to handle lawn grubs. All this and more on the second hour of the KSL Greenhouse.

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