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The Drunken Botanist

Toast the plant in your favorite drink with tasty stories from Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist.  On tour, visit author Lucinda Hutson at home to see what inspired her purple cottage and books Viva Tequila and The Herb Garden Cookbook. Daphne answers: do sotols die after blooming? Her pick of the week is drought-tough oregano. Tim Miller from Millberg Farm shows how to root fig trees along with tips for saving water on food crops.

Originally aired August 9th, 2014 (Rebroadcast August 9th, 2014)

Plant of the Week: Oregano

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Tips of the Week

  • Cut back spring bulbs that have gone brown. Good time to divide and move while you can see them.
  • Prune herbs on a regular basis to encourage new growth.
  • Blast spider mites with water every few days under the leaves.
  • Plant summer-blooming cosmos, sunflowers, angelonia, celosia and annual salvias to attract wildlife.
  • Remember to deeply water your new shrubs and trees every week.
  • Collect seeds of spring blooming wildflowers, dry inside, and store for next fall.

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Question of the Week

Do sotols die after blooming?

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