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Green Acres Garden Podcast is the podcast that’ll teach budding gardeners like you to grow your green thumb. But whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new. Enjoy conversations with community gardeners and gurus at Green Acres Nursery & Supply—they'll answer questions you didn't know you had.
 
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Welcome back garden friends! This week the team meets with Caroline at the Sacramento store to discover all of the beautiful plants you can put in your garden this fall to add color. From annuals and perennials to shrubs and trees Caroline and Kevin come up with some stunning suggestions for your fall and winter landscape. Kevin shares the secrets …
 
Welcome garden friends! This week Kevin and Austin answer questions from the Green Acres Nursery & Supply Facebook page (@idiggreenacres). Follow the Green Acres Garden Podcast group on Facebook for the opportunity to have your questions answered on future episodes, share your ideas for topics, and more. Green Acres Nursery & Supply BeWaterSmart.in…
 
Welcome back garden friends! In this episode Kevin and Austin run through the fall gardening checklist to keep your garden beautiful. The team meets with Christa at the Sacramento nursery to learn about soil amendments, green manure, veggies to grow now from seed and how to achieve zen in the garden. Kevin teaches Austin the importance of de-thatch…
 
Hey green thumbs! This week the team welcomes resident social media guru Lauren into the studio to discuss the upcoming Fall Festival. She shares everything you need to know to participate in this fun event. Then the team meets with Kristen at the Elk Grove store to discuss houseplants in celebration of National Indoor Plant Week. Green Acres Nurse…
 
Welcome back. This week the team talks to Greg about fall bulbs for spring blooms. Learn bulb varieties and how to plant these geophytes. Then Robyn teaches us everything we need to know about bareroot season for fruit trees and roses, and how you can order them early. Don't know what a bareroot is? Tune in to find out! Green Acres Nursery & Supply…
 
This week the team has a most excellent adventure as they travel to the CapRadio Garden at Sacramento State University to talk tips for the transition from your summer garden to a fall and winter garden. Then Kevin talks with Jackie, a Green Acres guru and certified arborist, about caring for trees—especially in a low-water year. Green Acres Nurser…
 
Hey garden friends. Welcome to a very buzz-tacular episode of the podcast. This week the team meets Everett at the Folsom store to learn how to successfully grow citrus trees. Then Kevin and Austin travel to the Hӓagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at UC Davis to learn about the habits of bees, and how you can invite them to your garden, from Doctor Christi…
 
Hello garden friends. In this special episode, the podcast welcomes seed guru Curtis Jones from Botanical Interests. Kevin and Curtis share their seed gardening knowledge. Kevin and Austin get new nicknames and discuss the many benefits of growing plants from seeds. Green Acres Nursery & Supply Green Acres Blog Post: Seed Starting BeWaterSmart.info…
 
Welcome garden friends. This week is all about amazing perennials. Learn about the beauty and benefits of Coneflowers in this week's staff pick of the week with Tamara. New guest Julie brings a cart full of her favorite perennials to explore what makes this diverse group of plants so special. Plants mentioned include: Sombrero® Sangrita Coneflower …
 
Welcome! This week the team travels to Green Acres Nursery & Supply in Citrus Heights to talk about fruit trees with the ultimate horticulturalist Greg Gayton. Also, learn how to water properly using a moisture meter and soil probe with Julie our first staff pick of the week. Austin becomes Kevin's blossom buddy, and gets tested on his tree knowled…
 
Welcome back. In this episode Kevin and Austin travel to Green Acres Nursery & Supply in Roseville to learn how to beat the summer heat with plant guru Eric Plog. Discover how to successfully water your garden and control pests. Also, it's not too late to plant vegetables if you haven't yet, or if you need to replace a few. Let the peppers burn you…
 
Today we’re talking about pool side, tropical-looking plants for your backyard, plants that don’t require much water when established. Also, several ways to save water in your backyard orchard and still have healthy, productive fruit trees. This week’s staff pick is a long-blooming penstemon that is unthirsty and attracts a small army of hummingbir…
 
Today we’re talking to Amy Talbot of the Regional Water Authority. She has tips on how you can save water in your landscape. Plus, she tells us about rebates that are available for upgrading your yard and watering equipment. Find out more at BeWaterSmart.info . It’s been really hot lately. We have advice for the care of your plants when triple digi…
 
Today we’re talking about how upgrading your irrigation equipment can save you money and water in the dry months ahead. We’ll be talking with Steve Emerson from Hunter Industries, the manufacturer of one of the most popular sprinkler heads in California, the MP Rotator. Plus, Steve talks about the latest in smart irrigation controllers, ones that t…
 
Today we’re talking about water incentives from local water providers. There’s money waiting for you, just for upgrading your outdoor irrigation systems. June is not too late to plant a vegetable garden, including all the summer favorites! Today’s staff pick is a long-blooming, colorful, low growing, water-saving perennial that’s got the very inter…
 
Today we’re talking about plants for dry shade. University of California Environmental Horticulture Advisor Karrie Reid has plenty of great suggestions for unthirsty plants for those areas of your yard that don’t get much, if any, sunshine. Also, Master Gardener Pam Bone explains how a tree moves water and nutrients, and what you’re doing may be cu…
 
Today we’re talking about succulents, beautiful plants for outdoors and indoors that don’t require much water. Marlene Simon, the Plant Lady, has care tips for your succulents. Did you ever see plant leaves drooping on a hot afternoon? They may not be thirsty. Before you add water to those sad looking plants, hear what college horticulture professo…
 
Today we’re talking about how, on a 100-degree day, the soil inside an outdoor potted plant can approach 140 degrees, frying your plants’ roots. We have tips to protect your container plants from too much heat. May is sweet potato planting time. We get advice from a Master Gardener and vegetable expert on how to have a successful growing and harves…
 
Today we’re talking how to bring new life to shady areas around your house with the right plants, and the right accessories. May is an excellent time for planting vegetables here. The soil is warm, the days are long—everything grows quickly in May! Today’s Green Acres Staff pick features a fruit that is under appreciated here. It’s easy to grow, ve…
 
Today we’re talking about how you can use less water and also have a better looking lawn. Have you ever grown okra? You can eat it, as well as admire its outstanding flowers. We have tips. We pay a visit to a local gardening legend who has over 3000 rose bushes. The Green Acres staff pick this week is a grass-like, graceful perennial with year-roun…
 
Today we’re talking about how to make sense of all that information you see on a box or bag of plant fertilizer. What do all those numbers mean? Which ones should you choose? We’ll explain. There are two fruit trees that are easy to grow in our area that use a lot less water than you might think, once they’re established. We’re talking about figs a…
 
Today we’re talking about all the gorgeous warm season annual flowers now available at Green Acres! We’ll tell you which ones do best in the sun, and those that thrive in the shade. It’s spring, which means that aphids are back on your plants, in force. We have tips for controlling this pest, along with their bodyguards, the ants. We pay a visit to…
 
Healthy plants start with healthy soil. Today we’re talking about all the bagged soil products available for your garden. We’ll help you choose the right ones. Roses are getting ready to put on their big April show. Master Rosarian Debbie Arrington helps us thwart any rose problems that might pop up. Looking for houseplants that can thrive in a low…
 
We’re talking about easy care, sun-loving perennial plants that don’t require a lot of water to look great. Also, bring on the good bugs! A University of California expert tells us about the plants for your garden that attract beneficial insects and pollinators. This week’s staff pick is a winter and spring blooming plant that loves the shade and t…
 
Today we’re talking about watering wisdom. Now's the time to be upgrading your watering system and choosing low-water-use plants. Thinking of swapping out sprinklers for drip? We have drip irrigation basics on this episode. And, your 2021 garden planning should include choosing plants that, once established, use less water. We talk with an expert w…
 
Today, we’re talking about lawn care and lawn irrigation. A healthy lawn uses less water. And now is a great time for rehabbing your lawn to get it ready for the hot months ahead. Plus, we have lawn irrigation tips to help you lower your water bills. And we’re not ignoring your lawn mower or your gas and battery-equipped outdoor power equipment. We…
 
Today it’s all about tomatoes. We learn about all the tomato varieties currently at Green Acres Nursery & Supply, and some tricks to planting them to get those tomatoes off to a healthier start. And we pay a visit to Wild Boar Farms, where tomato hybridizer Brad Gates tells us all about his colorful, California-bred tomatoes with wonderful names su…
 
What are the best ways to prepare your soil for the warm weather garden, especially if this will be your first time planting flowers and vegetables? We'll take you through the steps. We have lots of seed starting tips, including understanding those seed packet labels. Also, what to do in the garden this week. Links: Soil Solarization Identifying an…
 
On this episode, we're talking about trees and shrubs that are putting on a colorful show in the Sacramento area, right now. Snails, slugs and mosquitoes are building in numbers, and they have their sights on you and your garden. We have control tips. Plus, things to do in the garden this week and staff picks for the best plants. Welcome to the Gre…
 
Warm season vegetables are headed for Green Acres Nursery & Supply garden centers. We have a preview of the tastiest varieties that will be arriving (some are already there!). Also, tips for getting your first garden off to a great start. The secret: location, location, location. Welcome to the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podca…
 
Looking for that special plant for that special someone? We've got ideas for great houseplants for Valentine’s Day gifts. Now, mid-February, is summer-blooming bulb planting time. We have the details about area favorites, including dahlias. Plus, the benefits of planting cool-season annuals now. Learn why using mulch around your trees and shrubs wi…
 
Now is your last, best opportunity to spray your deciduous fruit trees. We have tips. Looking for some eye-catching flowering shrubs? We discuss three that will give you a succession of color from now through early summer: camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. And we will tell you about a half dozen, easy care houseplants for those without much tim…
 
Welcome to a podcast specifically for Northern California gardeners...or anyone who wants good gardening information, Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred. Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is a longtime garden fixture in Sacramento area radio and newspapers, who has offered garden advice to hundreds of thousands over the last 29 years. On this e…
 
Welcome to a podcast specifically for Northern California gardeners...or anyone who wants good gardening information, Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred. Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is a longtime garden fixture in Sacramento area radio and newspapers, who has offered garden advice to hundreds of thousands over the last 29 years. On this, …
 
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