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Doug Oster's Weekly Guide for Spring Gardening - Shared screen with speaker view
Joseph Cosgriff
13:40
Victoria and Glaskins perpetual seeds. They sprouted quickly with bottom heat.
Stacey E
14:34
I love fava beans, they cook well with red onions and are delicious.. I thought they came from southern Italy would help to hear from others.
patrick mccullough
14:58
chipmunks like my asparagus
Joseph Cosgriff
15:28
I hear that they love to grow fava beans in the UK. In milder climates they overwinter
Hillary Wynn
16:32
My asparagus are 2 to 3 years old and I still have them in pots. They are shooting up a few feet, yes feet sprouts that are very thin. Is there something I should be doing different or is it because they are still in a pot?
Joseph Cosgriff
16:58
do most white onions bunch? I noticed mine doubling a lot.
Hillary Wynn
17:07
yes
Joseph Cosgriff
18:09
If you plant garlic now, it will survive, just won't do much underground until next year.
Joseph Cosgriff
19:16
love paw paws. They are hard to find on nursery sites, always sold out!
Joseph Cosgriff
19:33
Persimmons are also great!
Janet Robinson
19:42
Do the two paws need to be one male and one female?
Joseph Cosgriff
21:00
Do items endorsed by OMRI always count as organic?
John S. Chopich
21:24
Have you ever grown salsify?
Joseph Cosgriff
22:55
I purchased some red wrigglers and did a little vermiculture over winter. I'm thinking of adding them to my compost pile outdoors when the weather warms.
Joseph Cosgriff
25:10
I've heard that it's good to take sticks and woody refuse to put at the base of the pile so that more oxygen can get in.
Dinelle
25:19
Is there a concern about putting in too much coffee grounds or egg shells?
Doug Oster
25:42
PRC for composting
JP McGinley
26:09
I have one of those I use an auger on a drill to turn it.
Gary Schubert
27:12
we have a skidloader ,15 horses, a couple gocows, lots of goats, sheep, chickens,rabbits, and a few small pigs
Joseph Cosgriff
28:15
Does winter rye simply die when it gets warm, if you don't plow it in?
Joseph Cosgriff
29:08
Peas definitely don't like to get wet.
Joseph Cosgriff
31:02
Tomato hornworm with wasp eggs!
Joseph Cosgriff
32:22
Even gravel will work for a base if it's loaded with compost!
Joseph Cosgriff
33:57
Is diatomaceous earth an organic solution for slugs?
Maren Cooke (she/they)
34:29
How well does Sluggo stand up to rain? Other solutions are diatomaceous earth, and beer (they crawl in and drown).
Maren Cooke (she/they)
34:43
(none of these stand up to rain, either)
Dinelle
35:33
Getting back to composting for a moment...Is there a concern about putting too much coffee grounds or egg shells in compost?
patrick mccullough
35:37
use corn meal for cut worms
Joseph Cosgriff
35:41
Are there some birds that love to eat the loopers?
Maren Cooke (she/they)
36:23
Sometime there is spare beer... and it is pretty effective until heavy rains really dilute it. Scoop out a little hollow so the container's upper edge is even with the soil level.
patrick mccullough
36:56
captain jack works great on cucumber beetles
Maren Cooke (she/they)
37:01
I didn't say it isn't gross!
patrick mccullough
37:33
beer works on flea beetles
Hillary Wynn
38:42
what were the dates for cucumber planting?
John S. Chopich
38:43
Will captain jack work on Japanese beetles
patrick mccullough
39:18
it paralyzes the beetles
Joseph Cosgriff
41:15
Wooden sticks block those cutworms.
patrick mccullough
41:30
even if a product is organic, is it still best to spray in the evening to protect bees?
Joseph Cosgriff
41:45
Moles and shrews are insectivores. Voles eat roots
Joseph Cosgriff
42:20
Cats are also good at eliminating rodents.
Joseph Cosgriff
43:18
I've heard that a good mulch can prevent the spores from moving from the soil to the plant.
Tracy Salerno
43:38
Whats the best mulch to use
Joseph Cosgriff
44:24
I like aged lawn clippings on tomatoes.
Joseph Cosgriff
45:06
Are those 4th of July tomatoes started in June?
Joseph Cosgriff
45:24
I mean started from seed
Joseph Cosgriff
46:04
Calcium deficiency?
JP McGinley
46:51
Isn’t blossom end rot because PH is wrong also? Pant cannot take up if it’s too low?
Maren Cooke (she/they)
49:26
It is officially illegal to transport wildlife. However, as of a few years ago I was told that the penalty is $100 and losing your hunting license...
patrick mccullough
49:42
just extend the fence height with cheap bird netting
Joseph Cosgriff
49:42
I had a crazy youth squirrel attacking my cats the other day. I was able to trap and release about 6 blocks away. It came back the first time but then stayed away after the second time.
Stacey E
49:47
I just saw a few deer walk by my back yard!
Mary Lynne Bennett @RCM
50:03
we trapped a groundhog last season and game commission told us we had to take it up to Butler and put it on gamelands.
Maren Cooke (she/they)
50:04
Also, shifting an animal that is territorial will often doom it...
Maren Cooke (she/they)
50:47
Nice topiary there! ;^)
Joseph Cosgriff
51:17
Aren't deer afraid of dogs?
Joseph Cosgriff
53:46
Will rhubarb grow in partial sun?
Dinelle
53:48
Getting back to composting for a moment...Is there a concern about putting too much coffee grounds or egg shells in compost?
Maren Cooke (she/they)
54:14
Yep, dilemma.
Joseph Cosgriff
55:07
I think coffee grounds and egg shells are both good in compost.
JP McGinley
55:37
Is there a way to “speed up” compost
Doug Oster
55:54
Tree Pittsburgh paw paws
Marcy
56:16
Fri, Sep 16 – Sun, Sep 18Ohio Pawpaw Festival5900 US-50, Albany, OH
Joseph Cosgriff
56:22
Paw paws can be grown from seed but require a long stratification period.
Maren Cooke (she/they)
56:26
Most humane is effective fencing. I fence the groundhogs out of the veg gardens (and grow on the roof), but I do have trouble with them hanging out under pallets (which I have under firewood and also cabinetry under the porch) and freaking out my dog... she'll go crazy trying to get at it and I worry about them coming to blows… this not-fun exercise just began for the year about two hours ago!
Joanne Reagan-Tate
56:53
I just saw an article that says if you soak a banana peel in water and add it to the tomato plants soil with help them grow more tomatoes. Any truth?
Joseph Cosgriff
58:10
I just throw my banana peels into the compost. Eventually it will get to the tomatoes.
Maren Cooke (she/they)
01:00:10
Do you burn wood, Doug? What are all the uses you have for wood ash? I've heard that the potassium is good for raspberries; I use it to raise pH for things that don't need calcium; I scatter it around in small quantities where I'm soil-making; and growing up we put it on paths in the snow -- better traction, and darkening the surface it'd melt faster.
Joseph Cosgriff
01:00:19
If a fertilizer says "natural" would you trust it, if there's no OMRI seal?
Gary Schubert
01:00:39
Biochar ?
JP McGinley
01:01:03
I just sifted my compost. I found sprouts deep down. Do I need to pasteurize the compost in black bags in the sun, or can it be used as is? Thanks for these classes
Tracy Salerno
01:01:13
What mulch do you use for your tomatoes?
Janet Robinson
01:02:10
We make and use biochar. It seems to help in the water holding capacity of the soil and friability overall.
Maren Cooke (she/they)
01:02:20
Biochar is charcoal, not ash; I do some sort-of biochar, harvesting charcoal from the masonry heater and crumbling and incorporating it with compost -- but serious biochar folks will steep it in compost tea, with aeration...
Joanne Reagan-Tate
01:02:34
I went to Hahn's yesterday and I got the last 3945 tomato plants, thanks!
Joseph Cosgriff
01:02:59
Thank you for the gardening advice!
deb
01:03:01
Many thanks for these classes!! Hope to see you at the Butler Home show on Sunday :)
Stacey E
01:03:19
Thanks so much! this was great
Janet Robinson
01:03:26
Thanks! See you next week.
Lisa Fuller
01:03:27
Thank you so much
Debby
01:03:28
Thanks Doug!!!
Linda Dunlap
01:03:28
Thank you! The classes are always great.
Maren Cooke (she/they)
01:03:30
Thanks, Doug! And enjoy spring, everyone!
John S. Chopich
01:03:46
thank you!!!
trish
01:04:03
Thank you! Learned so much!
Joanne Reagan-Tate
01:04:07
Thank you Doug and Farm to Table!!