Welcome to The Country Garden Central California's garden talk radio. We will talk about everything from turf to trees, plants to ponds, okra to oleander, or anything that you want to talk about. The Country Garden is hosted by Dale Edwards, The Sultan of Sod from Old River Sod and Lindsay Ono, The Plant Professor from Bakersfield College.
This program is designed to inform, educate and assist our listeners with America's number one hobby, Gardening.
Join Dale and Lindsay with their friends from the nursery and landscape industry who will help answer your questions. Learn about what's new in the plant world. Learn about new ways to grow plants in the yard, in the greenhouse, in the home or even on the home. Find out about preparing the soil for your plants or even growing without soil. Learn about the wonders of the outdoor environment. I wonder if it's going to live, I wonder if it's going to die? Have all your wonderful questions answered by the Country Garden Pros.
Buck's Parade of Ponds 11/02/13
Thank You for Centennial Garden
I would like to thank everyone who made Garden Fest a wonderful success. The Centennial Garden was installed in commemoration of 100 years of Bakersfield College's beginning in 1913. The Centennial Waterfall was installed in just 3 hours at Garden Fest. Thank you to all of our supporters who made this garden possible.
Thank you to our Centennial Garden Supporters
Buck's Landscape Materials and Pond Shop General Tree Service The CLCA California Landscape Contractors Association Kern County Chapter The Tree Foundation of Kern Old River Sod Weeks Roses Reimer's Wholesale Nursery Pacific Gas and Electric Trans West The students of Bakersfield College Environmental Horticulture
Ask the Country Garden
If you have questions for Dale or Lindsay, call during show hours (8:00 to 10:00AM, PST) to (661) 842-KERN, that's (661) 842-5376 or toll free 1 (800) 640-KERN, 1 (800) 640-5376.
If you would not like to be heard on air, just send us your question on the Ask the Country Garden page and let us know what your question is and we'll try to answer it on our next show.
Ask the Country Garden Question and Answer
Mike's Question: What is this? I was digging roughly 12" deep and found 2 of them in a lettuce bed that was harvested before this heat wave. Love the show.I hope u received the picture.thank you.
Mike, Your picture looks to be June bug larvae, Phyllophaga spp. They are a beetle and are more commonly found in lawn areas. They will attack the root system of plants. Merit is a chemical listed for use when they are in lawn areas and Sevin for your vegetable gardens. I would only use this if they are killing your plants. It’s better to not worry about a couple of them and avoid applying chemicals to the garden. Disposing of them when found is a great organic method.
Thanks for listening. Lindsay
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The Country Garden garden talk radio program is funded by donations to the Non-Profit Bakersfield College Foundation Office - Environmental Horticulture Program. The donations given will support the purchase of materials for classes, scholarships for students attending Bakersfield College, events, and outreach programs, like the Country Garden Radio program. Support the Bakersfield College Environmental Horticulture program.
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The Country Garden garden talk radio program broadcasts live every Saturday morning from 8:00 to 10:00AM, PST on KERN Radio News Talk 1180 AM from Bakersfield, California. The broadcast signal area covers the Southern San Joaquin Valley to the Central California Coast. The program can also be heard as a live webcast or as a podcast of previous shows at www.kernradio.com.
The Gunny Sack Garden
Learn a quick and easy way to install a vegetable garden, we call it the 08'r Tomater or the Gunny Sack Garden. Great for schools too. Easy for young and old and it's even Dale proof.
Just click on the picture for instructions.
Kathy's Corner New and Interesting Plants from Robby's Nursery and Calico Gardens
Learn about some of the newer plant introductions that you can grow in your yard to increase the beauty and charm of your yard. This week's plants includes Hardy Gerbera Drakensberg, Banana Shrub, and Leucadendron Sunset.
This segment is brought to you every 3rd Saturday of the month on the Country Garden radio program, courtesy of Robby's Nursery and Calico Gardens. Click on the picture above to get more information about these plants.
The Concept on Compost Sponsored by Synagro
The soil and organics are great for your plants and yard. Learn about the use and reasons for compost in your yard. Harness the value of compost for great results. Learn more.
Sustainable Gardening Sponsored by Synagro
Egg shell seed planters and how to plant your tomatoes early.
Learn about sustainable gardening to enrich your life and enrich your soil. This month's article is about planting tomatoes early and getting a headstart on your neighbors.