This is our last episode of 2020! We hope you, your family, and friends have a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to more great episodes in 2021!
In this month’s episode, we talk about getting ready for winter by putting your garden to bed, caring for holiday plants (8:25), and some less known native fruits and vegetables (21:25).
Native Plant of the Month: Big bluestem Andropogon gerardii (33:50) Bug of the Month: Crane Flies (36:05) Garden Tips of the Month: (40:15)
f you have any garden questions you like us to talk about you can email us at UMEGardenPodcast@gmail.com
Our native pachysandra, Pachysandra procumbens, lacks the aggressive nature of the more common Asian species. And that is good! The Allegheny spurge has marbled, deep green foliage that is much prettier too!
It’s hard to believe that our little podcast is a whole-year-old this month. Thank you all for your support. Since Halloween is a favorite holiday of ours here is a mini-episode with three more spooky scary plants.
Thank you all again!
– Emily, Mikaela, and Rachel.
The music found in this episode is “Monster Parade” by Loyalty Free Music.
Image: Hydnellum peckii, – Bellamonte (TN), by B.Baldassari
The Garden Thyme Podcast is a monthly podcast where we help you get down and dirty in your garden, with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more! The Garden Thyme Podcast is brought to you by the University of Maryland Extension. If you have any garden questions, you can email us at UMEgardenpodcast@gmail.com. For more Hosts are Mikaela Boley- Senior Agent Associate (Talbot County) for Horticulture, Rachel Rhodes- Agent Associate for Horticulture (Queen Anne’s County), and Emily Zobel-Senior Agent Associate for Agriculture (Dorchester County).
One of the joys of this otherwise largely depressing year has been hearing the stories of first-time vegetable gardeners who took the step of growing some of their own food due to economic insecurity, extra time on their hands, a desire to give back to a community via food donation, or a need to be outdoors more. Welcome to the club! We would have a secret handshake, but that’s not such a great plan right now. Distance elbow bump pantomime!
The fall months are a good time to look back on the season and assess what worked and what didn’t. In this post I’m going to mention some of the plants and cultivars that produced well for me this year. I emphasize me and this year because a secret of vegetable gardening is that each year is different and each garden is different, so I’m not guaranteeing these will be as great for you, or even for me next year. But if the descriptions sound good to you, they may be worth trying.Read More