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Jan 04, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening (#4627) 1/4/20
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we're getting our warm season lawns ready for the year ahead. We go through the process to properly aerify our lawns. OSU Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss helps us have healthier turfgrass by aerating our lawn. OSU Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss has tips on proper selection of lawn fertilizers. PSS-2207 How to Get a Good Soil Sample: facts.okstate.edu. We identify winter weeds with the help of OSU Extension Turfgrass Specialist Justin Moss and go over possible control methods. OSU Turfgrass specialist, Justin Moss, has some tips to get our warm season lawns off to a quick start this spring. And we look at a new Tahoma 31 Bermudagrass, developed at Oklahoma State University and see how it compares to other improved Bermuda grass varieties.
Jan 10, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening Episode (#4628) 1/11/20
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we're in the greenhouse to start our vegetable transplants. To help get your started with indoor seed starting, Host Casey Hentges goes through the differences in a wide range of seed starting kits, from simple and inexpensive, to the more costly and long lasting. We have tips on planting seeds that will be future vegetable garden transplants, including deciding which seeds to plant when to make sure that your cool and warm season plants are ready to transplant at the right time. And Casey has tips on potting your transplants so you get the healthiest plants for the greatest chance of success.
Jan 17, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening Episode (#4629) 1/18/20
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we'll be looking back on few elementary school gardens along with an exciting new announcement at OSU! We visit a school garden at Adams Elementary School in Oklahoma City. Assistant Extension Specialist, Shelley Mitchell, tells us all about the Venus Fly Trap and shows us a fun activity we can do at home. Continuing our tour of school gardens around Oklahoma, we visit the Riverfield School in Tulsa, OK. There's a sneak peak at a new Girl Scouts camp in Oklahoma City. We finish off with a New Frontiers Campaign to help build the new agricultural hall on OSU campus.
Jan 24, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening Episode (#4630) 1/25/20
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we look at some great warm season vegetables, peppers, and a beautiful sweet treat from the All-America Selections Program. And Host Casey Hentges, shows us how to get started growing tomatoes in straw bales.
Jan 31, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening Episode (#4631) 2/1/20
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we revisit some of our favorite garden storage structures from last years garden shed contest. There is a cape cod cottage in Enid, a tidy tiny cottage in Moore, and an inside-out potting shed in Muskogee. And along with every shed Host Casey Hentges finds a beautiful and inspiring garden to stroll through. First we visit a lovely cottage garden shed in Enid, OK made for crafting and fun. Next we visit an innovative shed in Moore, OK that takes advantage of a small space. Lastly we visit an inside-out garden shed and garden in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Feb 08, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening Episode (#4632) 2/8/20
This week on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening, we have an entire show filled to the brim with great plants to add to your garden. Host Casey Hentges showcases a kaleidoscope of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, Oklahoma Proven plants, and All-America Selections. There are so many that you will be spoiled for choice to try and decide how many of these great plants you can fit in your landscape. Casey shows us a low-maintenance Oklahoma Proven perennial you can add to your shade garden. We stroll through the OSU Stillwater campus to see some of this years favorite plants and plant combinations. We take a gander up at an Oklahoma Proven Giant Coneflower. There’s a bold Oklahoma Proven tree for the landscape. OSU Consumer Horticulturist, David Hillock, highlights some annuals that are All-America Selections. Casey finds an iris with foliage as showy as its blooms on our OSU campus. Host Casey Hentges is in the Oklahoma Proven Garden with a flower that will make you a fan. Casey takes a stroll through the test gardens at The Botanic Garden at OSU to look at some winners for Oklahoma. Then we have an Oklahoma Proven plant with a Mediterranean flare.
Feb 14, 2020 Full Show (#4633) 2/15/20
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges scoops up added value from last season's straw bale beds. We create homemade seed starting kits with common items you'd find around the house. Casey plants a new variety of potato from seed from the All-America Selections. And we travel to OSU's Cimarron Valley Research Station in Perkins, OK to check in on the Bermudagrass Eradication Study and highlight some of the mechanical control measures that are being tested.
Feb 22, 2020 Full Show (#4634) 2/22/20
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges is getting an early start to pruning our roses. OSU Wildlife Ecologist, Tim O'Connell, gives us tips for feeding birds in the landscape. Casey has the Simple Science for keeping our sick plants healthy. And we begin the process of cleaning up the garden to prepare for spring.
Feb 27, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening (#4635) 2/29/20
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we are going to explore some unique horticultural businesses. Host Casey Hentges visits with the growers at Greenleaf Nursery Hidden Lake tree farm near Muskogee, about the process of growing tree liners. We get a primer on hemp at Herb's Herbs Hemp Farm. In Oklahoma City the Smart Pot company stitches together root healthy growing fabric containers. And at Griffis Tree Farm we see how Smart Pot containers are being used to let costumers easily select their tree straight from the field.
Mar 06, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening (#4636) 3/7/20
Travel with us in this episode of the Best of Oklahoma Gardening as we tour Italy with Extension Food Specialist Barbara Brown and meet a lot of interesting people while experiencing a lot of great food. Barbara Brown introduces us to a taste of Italy with a trip to a slow food cheese factory and restaurant in the Cuneo region. We travel to where Barbara Brown talks with Giulio Malvezzi to find out how olive oil is made. Barbara Brown explores the world of pasta in Northern Italy. We continue our tour of Italy with a visit to a unique butcher shop on a hilltop village in the province of Pisa.
Mar 13, 2020 Best of Oklahoma Gardening (#4637) 3/14/20
Today on the Best of Oklahoma Gardening we are having a herb festival! Host Casey Hentges starts with the 5 best herbs to have in your garden. We'll do a quick overview of each herb before we go into more depth of why these herbs do so well in our gardens. The #1 herb of choice out of the Top 5 Herbs chosen.....Basil! We stay in the herb garden to highlight rosemary varieties for function and hardiness. Then we take some time to look at varieties of thyme in the herb garden. We have some cilantro that will soon produce coriander. Casey looks at some fun mint varieties and has tips for keeping them welcome in your garden. We leave the herb garden where Host Casey Hentges looks at Walker’s Low Catmint, Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’. An Oklahoma Proven perennial that is a prolific bloomer and pollinator magnet. Food Specialist, Barbara Brown, has nutritional information about hemp seeds and features them in a tasty parfait.
Mar 21, 2020 Full Show (#4638) 3/21/20
On this episode of Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges is joined by OSU Extension Fruit and Nut Specialist Becky Carroll, to prune our blackberry brambles. OSU Extension Turfgrass Specialist Dennis Martin, has tips for controlling summer weeds while keeping the pollinators fed this spring. Timing is everything when applying post-emergent herbicides on your lawn. And Casey is utilizing our old straw bale beds to make a home for our potatoes.
Mar 27, 2020 Full Show (#4639) 3/28/20
In this episode of Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges gets our containers and elevated beds cleaned out and ready for spring planting. We have a visit to Greenleaf Nursery from earlier this spring to see the process of producing Taylor Junipers through grafting practices. Extension Food Specialist, Barbara Brown, helps us get the most out of our pantry by explaining the dates printed on food packaging.
Apr 03, 2020 Full Show (#4640) 4/4/20
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges is cleaning up the shade garden and dividing hosta's. We visit Don Blehm from last winter to see his unique hydroponics nursery where he grows lots of lettuce, earning the nickname of 'The Lettuce Man'. Then Casey shows us how to prune our dogwood shrubs to keep our shrubs looking as vibrant and colorful as possible. And Extension Food Specialist, Barbara Brown, has a tasty recipe with morel mushrooms, peas and shallots. It's bursting with spring time flavor and you can find the recipe on our website!
Apr 10, 2020 Full Show (#4641) 4/11/20
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges is out in the garden scratching trunks and stems to see what has overwintered. We plant a spicy salsa garden in a container. We manage to get a tomato plant, a pepper plant, some cilantro, and onion chives all in one container! OSU Turfgrass Specialist, Dennis Martin, looks at two different shade grasses in the NTEP 2017 - 2021 Trail. Kentucky Bluegrass vs Tall Fescue. We see how summer patch disease and crabgrass affect these shade grasses and when we should overseed to help combat these effects. Casey has a fun plant for everyone to enjoy out in the water garden. It's a bog plant called Neptunia aquatica, Sensitive Plant and it closes its leaves when touched! And Payne County Extension Horticulturist, Keith Reed, has tips on protecting against late frosts by using materials you might have on hand to fit your gardening needs. Here Keith shows us how he uses old pane glass windows as a greenhouse.
Apr 17, 2020 Full Show (#4642) 4/18/20
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges plants some 'Mary Washington' variety asparagus crowns in her garden. Did you know that asparagus' are dioecious! At Tinker Air Force Base, we talk with Natural Resource Manager, John Krupovage, to see how prescribed fire is used for land management in an urban area. Casey is prepping her vegetable garden for her warm season tomatoes by building a bamboo trellis cage. It's simple to do and easy to store after the growing season is over. OSU Payne County Extension Horticulturist, Keith Reed, shows how to use a frost blanket to shade cool season crops out at Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center's community garden. And Extension Food Nutrition Specialist, Barbara Brown, shows us how to make a Pantry Chicken Casserole (or stew!) with what you might have on hand.
Apr 24, 2020 Full Show (#4643) 4/25/20
In this episode of Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges plants some All-America Selection (AAS) tomatoes in the garden. We plant four different types of tomatoes: Chef's Choice Green, Chef's Choice Black, Midnight Snack, and Apple Yellow. Casey shows us a different way to build a trellis using a vertical criss cross method with bamboo poles. Great for narrow spaces or along fence lines! OSU Payne County Extension Horticulturist, Keith Reed, gives an update on ongoing mechanical bermudagrass eradication at Our Daily Bread's community garden. By using wood chips and cardboard to maintain the bermudagrass problems while also improving the soil. OSU Extension Plant Disease Diagnostician, Jennifer Olson, takes a look at some frost damage on vegetable plants. And Extension Food Nutritionist, Barbara Brown, makes Green Bean and Ground Beef Stew.
May 01, 2020 Full Show (#4644) 5/2/20
In this episode of Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges direct sows squash, Black Beauty Zucchini, moonflowers, and cucumbers in a raised bed. OSU Extension Fruit and Vegetable Crop Specialist, Lynn Brandenberger, has tips for when to plant your summer vegetables. OSU Extension Pecan, Grape, and Fruit Specialist, Becky Carroll, is in the orchard to monitor the infamous insect plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar, in our peaches. In Oklahoma, this weevil is one of the most important insects attacking fruit. In particular, it is extremely detrimental where stone fruits (such as peaches, plums, and apricots) are interplanted with pome fruits (such as apples and pears). We get a little more life out of an old leaky hose. Casey shows us one way to fix a cracked and damaged hose in our garden. And OSU Extension Food Specialist, Barbara Brown, has a special guest, Jake Nelson, a Meat Processing Specialist, to help us get the most from our poultry dollars. Jake shows us how to cut a whole chicken into the parts we are familiar seeing in our grocery stores.
May 08, 2020 Full Show (#4645) 5/9/20
Today on Oklahoma Gardening Host Casey Hentges shows us a kaleidoscope of colorful Coleus to add interest in your garden. OSU Vegetable and Food Crop Specialist, Lynn Brandenberger, shows how he is using a 'crimper' on his living mulch in his high tunnel raised beds to reduce the amount of weeding, heat up-take, and conserving moisture in his garden. OSU Plant Disease Diagnostician, Jen Olson, removes cankers from a cherry tree. Cankers are a plant disease caused by various species of fungi and bacteria and can cause more problems in the future for your tree. We check in on our bermudagrass eradication study in Cimarron Valley Research Station in Perkins. We look at one of our test plots to see how tilling and over seeding haygrazer (Sorghum Sudangrass) as a cover crop have an affect against bermudagrass. And OSU Extension Pecan and Grape Specialist, Becky Carroll, is in the orchard to thin the fruit off our peach trees to ensure of big juicy peaches in the future.
May 16, 2020 Full Show (#4646) 5/16/20
In this episode of Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges does some spring cleaning and revives our houseplants and potted 'Sansevieria' Snake Plant tropicals. We have a visit from last November, 2019 with Leon Sloan in Kingston, OK to find out how to create one of his famous wicking buckets from recycled materials to help reduce trash found in our oceans. Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator, Mark Bays, has some useful tips on how to prune our trees. We go over the 3-Cut Technique and the Tree Pruning Checklist: make sure to remove the dead material first, then the crossing branches before trying to open up the center of the tree. Remember, it is best to only cut about 20% -- 25% when pruning trees. And OSU Extension Pesticide Coordinator, Kevin Shelton, identifies some household hazards to help stay safer at home. Did you know, that if your cleaning/disinfectant product has an EPA registration number that it is actually a pesticide? Remember, to NEVER mix your cleaning products nor your herbicide, pesticide, or insecticide products.
May 22, 2020 Full Show (#4647) 5/23/20
In this episode of the Best of Oklahoma Gardening, we look back on some helpful segments about lawn care. Host Casey Hentges is joined by Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Justin Moss, to discuss repairing bare areas in our lawn and when it is best to patch the spot with seed or sod. Then it's out into the lawn where we show steps to successfully re-seed an area and how to lay sod on a bare patch on top of a slop. And Extension Specialist, Shelley Mitchell, shows us another great outdoor activity for children by creating art from soil and other yard debris.
May 29, 2020 Full Show (#4648) 5/30/20
In this episode of Best of Oklahoma Gardening, Host Casey Hentges is harvesting the blooming onions in our keyhole garden. We travel to hear Steve Upson talk about the history of strawberry production in Oklahoma. Then we talk with Harry Deupree at Rejoice Farms LLC in Mustang, OK who are helping OK strawberries make a comeback. Extension Assistant, Jen Olson, identifies an unusual organism that looks like slime molds popping up in the landscape. And Barbara Brown prepares a Roasted Potato and Cucumber Salad.