In the Garden
Just because we're in September, doesn't mean the growing season is over. When something comes out of the garden, something else can go in. Peter gives his advice on what you can grow this time of year.
Peter interviews John Hayden, owner of The Farm Between in Jefferson, VT. He and his wife Nancy wrote the new book "Farming on the Wild Side: The Evolution of a Regenerative Organic Farm and Nursery."
With the advent of the Labor Day weekend, the summer growing season begins to come to a close. There are things you can do to maximize the output of your plants in this time and ways to preserve your harvest through the winter.
Dietrich Gehring and Laura Ten Eyck join Peter to discuss their book, "The Hop Grower's Handbook" and how you can get started growing hops at home. Buy "The Hop Grower's Handbook" here: https://www.amazon.
Peter and Joel talk about the environmental benefits of organic materials both in the garden and on the farm.
It may be August, but that doesn't mean you can't plant some delicious produce. And with the hot summer we have had, it may be a great August to plant with temperatures expected to keep trending warm. You can still grow certain types of peas, carrots,
Wondering when to pick your zucchini and squash? Peter tells you when the ideal time to harvest is and how to keep your zucchini and squash plants producing as much as possible. And a bonus tip, what to do when you get a huge zucchini that's overripe.
After taking phone calls from listeners, Peter gives his advice on how to protect your cabbage from pests. And don't forget to water your plants often during this hot weather. Try to keep water off the leaves as that can magnify the heat of the sun ...
Peter takes a call about how to maximize apple yields and gives his tips on how to get the best apples from your apple trees. Then he talks about how to grow mint for tea without having it take over your whole garden.
Peter talks about how to water your garden most effectively. While we enter the hottest months, now is the most important time to make sure you're watering your plants properly.