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Bulbs That Come Back

Surprise yourself with bulbs that return every year! Brent Heath from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs shows how. On tour, an old garden gets a new look and solution to drainage disaster. Daphne explains how to seed poppies and other springtime flowers. Control root knot nematodes and fertilize your soil with Trisha’s cover crops.

Originally aired October 17th, 2013 (Rebroadcast October 17th, 2013)

Plant of the Week: Poppy


Tips of the Week

  • Get spring bulbs to plant in a few weeks
  • Plant wildflower seeds
  • Plant lettuce, mustard and collard greens, bok choy, broccoli, kale, cabbage, radishes, carrots, oregano and thyme.
  • Plant perennials.
  • If you have a lawn, fertilize it with a 3-1-2 ratio fertilizer. After the extreme summer heat, most lawns are stressed, and now, as the temperatures have finally cooled down, turf has a short window to put on new growth, which will help it survive the inevitable stress of next summer. Just a little nutrition now will help your lawn survive current, and even MORE restrictive, watering restrictions, EVEN during a continued drought. Turf is much tougher than we give it credit for, and can easily survive long periods without extra water, with just a little help during cooler weather.

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Question of the Week

Why don’t my wildflower seeds come up?

Featured Garden

New Look to Old Garden

Related Resources

Cover Crops for Winter Gardens

Related Gardeners

Patrick Kirwin
Brent Heath
Daphne Richards
Trisha Shirey