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Doug Oster's Weekly Guide for Spring Gardening - Shared screen with speaker view
Eileen
09:32
Wish they could also let people join virtually 🌹
Maren Cooke (she/they)
10:58
Compost heats up even without sunlight -- thermophilic bacteria and other microbes generate heat (certainly during the composting process and also some residual in finished compost)
Gary Schubert
11:10
Anyone have success with compost tea, or a bubbler ? I was all excited to build a bubbler until I saw a video from an intellectual in Canada. He supposedly tested ( had a lab ) the bacterial content of compost, compost tea, and a bubbler. He did not find enough diff. to justify and is concerned about pathogens, so he just sticks to aged compost. Thanks
John S. Chopich
12:51
Would like to know when to start the hardening off process this year
Maren Cooke (she/they)
15:15
Love the streetlight cloches!
Maren Cooke (she/they)
16:16
Plastic sheeting also comes in 4 mil and 6 mil.
Maren Cooke (she/they)
17:07
The 6 mil from Home Depot, etc. is not generally UV protected, I don't think -- so it'll age faster than actual greenhouse plastic.
Gary Schubert
17:26
Started some plants, and flowers in milk bottles in late Jan, about 50% have very large plants (as large as the gallon jugs). I am 1/2 way b/w Hbg. and State college.
Maren Cooke (she/they)
17:39
6 mil is used for dividing spaces during deleading, etc.
Eileen
18:39
Do you fully cover plastic over top of tomato cage? Do it nightly then uncover in the AM ?
Dinelle
18:43
I thought I saw a pile of black mulch or compost on Cemetery Lane. is this one that's available to the public?
John S. Chopich
19:49
I am planting tomatoes and peppers this year--still stick with the May 20th planting date (after they are hardened off)
Tracy Salerno
20:24
Theres also compost in north park that’s available to the public
Erin Hart
21:17
There's a compost pile in Mt. Lebanon too. It's near the golf course - near Myrtle School.
Maren Cooke (she/they)
23:07
Juliet is great!!
patrick mccullough
23:59
my favorite is old german, so tasty
Jean Bianco
31:46
What type of tomato variety would you recommend for Butler area. I have never planted them and would like to attempt this year. Should I plant in my raised beds or in buckets?
Jean Bianco
32:04
I am sorry I meant potato\
Jean Bianco
34:02
No, that was helpful Thank you so much
terri
35:44
Deer or rabbits are already eating all my daylilies to ground level!
Eileen
37:16
Any companion(s) for raspberries ?
JP McGinley
38:32
Someone said to use fishing line strung between posts.
Dinelle
40:02
During the Shaler Garden Club Tour last year I learned that if you use 2 fences close together the dear won't jump in because they're afraid they will get caught.
bobsegelson
40:03
Will the deer stop eating hosta when they get bigger/older
JP McGinley
40:15
streamers or ribbon, true. Too many lawyers
Karen H
42:12
A Master Gardener friend recommends Deer Stopper (as you mentioned) because the smell is NOT offensive.
Karen H
42:26
And Deer Stopper is rain proof!
Martha Selleck
42:32
How do I keep the raccoons from digging up my flower pots?
Robin Connors
43:44
What is the best solution for ground hogs?
Maren Cooke (she/they)
45:42
Note that a groundhog that appears 8" in diameter can run through a 4x4 grid wire fence.
JP McGinley
45:42
That will keep foxes out of a chicken yard also.
gabe
45:47
What is the best way to thin out and/or transplant seedlings that I've started from a smaller container to a larger one? I've had a low success rate so far and not sure why.
CarolCoulter
46:04
Great as always! Thank You!
Martha Selleck
46:23
Thank you Doug!
Joanne Reagan-Tate
46:25
Should I add rootone to the dahlias that I will be planting?
Gary Schubert
46:41
If you want to use lve traps to move them , use a piece of cantaulope, never fails.
Laurie Hoelzeman
46:44
Good stuff! Thanks Doug and have a good evening!!
Linda Dunlap
46:46
Great class!
JP McGinley
47:30
Erin, Thanks for hosting these classes
Adrienne Fitzgerald
47:31
thank you so much πŸ’ž
Erin Hart
47:45
Thank you everyone for participating!
JP McGinley
48:03
Is it too late to plant peas and beans?
Erin Hart
48:12
Thanks to The Heinz Endowments who support the Farm to Table Buy Local organization.
Deb
48:23
Bought the companion planting book last year - great information!
Erin Hart
49:07
We will be holding fundraisers for some urban farms & gardens. Stay tuned for more information on how to support these amazing community gardens.
Eileen
49:52
Do you know of any companion(s) for raspberry plants ?
Robert Marshall
50:49
can you show slide number 41 the different products for pest
Robin Connors
51:05
my peas are coming up great - should I thin them out?
Eileen
51:32
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Zoom user
51:33
Do you put basil seedlings under a grow light
Joanne Reagan-Tate
52:59
thanks so much! I enjoy all of your classes
Debby
53:04
Thank you Doug! So fun!!!
Robin Connors
53:10
Thank you!
Eileen
53:18
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