Zesty Garden- May 2

May 13, 2013

Today we visit with USU Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Kelly Kopp, about buffalo grass and it’s suitability for planting in our climate. We’ll also talk with author Joel Karsten about his new book “Straw Bale Gardens-The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier, and With No Weeding.”  Journalist and USU Emerita Professor, Nancy Williams, joins us for another edition of Petals and Prose.

When summer’s heat begins to beat upon our cool season Kentucky Bluegrass, our thoughts may turn to other grasses that don’t need to be watered or mowed much. One of these warm season grass varieties is buffalo grass. It can be an alternative for many growing areas of the state where lower maintenance and less watering is desired. Today on the zesty garden, USU Extension turfgrass specialist, Kelly Kopp, will help you understand just what this grass is capable of. I’ll also have a discussion with author Joel Karsten and his new book “Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough method for growing vegetables anywhere, earlier, and with no weeding.” All you need is a little bit of space, even pavement, and you’ll be able to grow vegetables, flowers and herbs right at your back door.  We’ll also hear from Nancy Williams in our Petals and Prose segment. That’s all coming up on today’s the zesty garden.

Visit the Straw Bale Gardens webpage.