The Zesty Garden

The Zesty Garden is UPR's original gardening and outdoors program. The Zesty Garden is more than just the usual garden conversation show.

Expect insider information about Utah hiking and biking trails along with their flora and fauna. Learn what plants you should avoid putting in your landscape with the Wait, Wait. . .Don’t Plant That! segment. Literary musings will encourage your soul and inform your mind.

To round out the hour, show host Bryan Earl will infuse his own green thumb experiences along with your questions and comments.

The Zesty Garden airs Thursday at 10 a.m. on Utah Public Radio.

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The Zesty Garden
3:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

The Zesty Garden - October 23

Charisma Amaryllis

Mark Anderson from Anderson Seed and Garden helps you finish up your fall yard task listm  Adrie Roberts from USU Extension has tips for using a large pressure canner, and Nancy Williams reads a favorite essay on Petals and Prose. There's also a recipe below for Wensley Cake.

See Recipes for Wensley Cake and Acorn-Pumpkin Bread Below


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The Zesty Garden
2:18 am
Sat October 18, 2014

The Zesty Garden - October 16

Tillandsia Air Plant

On today's Zesty Garden... Tillandsia is a great plant for the bathroom on The Green Room; Take care of field bindweed in the fall (right now!) with Taun Beddes of USU Extension; Plant the Southwestern White Pine in your landscape with Going Native!; Learn how freezing can capture vegetables and fruits at their peak in Yes You Can!; and listen to how victory gardens were essential to sustaining families during World War II in Petals and Prose.


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Zesty Garden
1:35 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

The Zesty Garden - October 9

American Crow

Pressure canners, insects, crows and a Tuscany garden all make there appearance in today's Zesty Garden.

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The Zesty Garden
2:57 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

The Zesty Garden - October 2

Hill Top Farm

Dan Drost discusses putting the garden to rest; Canning tomatoes correctly comes from Adrie Roberts; and Beatrix Potter, Part III from Helen Cannon is on Petals and Prose.


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The Zesty Garden
11:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

The Zesty Garden - September 25

Learn about pumpkins (soup recipe included!), an easy-to-grow dracaena, the pinon pine, and food preservation.

SQUASH & APPLE SOUP

From Too Many Tomatoes: A cookbook For When Your Garden Explodes

(Serves 6)
1 medium winter squash
3 tart green apples, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp curry
Bake the squash at 425ºF until done — 45 minutes to an hour. Halve, remove pulp and seeds. Set aside.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes. Add squash pulp. Blend well in blender. Reheat before serving.

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The Zesty Garden
5:52 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

The Zesty Garden - September 18

Orange Sneezeweed (Helenium Hoopesii)

Orange Sneezeweed on Going Native!, how apple cider is made, and Beatrix Potter...today on The Zesty Garden.

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The Zesty Garden
9:35 am
Thu September 11, 2014

The Zesty Garden - September 11

Tomato Pie
Credit The Saucy Southerner

Tomato pie, discount plant cautions, and a discussion about bees and the Varroa Mite highlight today's Zesty Garden.

Tomato Pie Recipe Link

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The Zesty Garden
4:44 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

The Zesty Garden - September 4

USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost talks about garlic and ripening issues, then Helen Cannon explores the gardening world of Beatrix Potter and it's influence on the author's writing.

Read USU Extension Article on Garlic

Utah Farmer's Markets

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Zesty Garden
9:33 am
Thu August 28, 2014

The Zesty Garden - August 28

Mountain Hollyhock

Learn about the Mountain Hollyhock in today's Going Native! Then USU Extension Entomologist Brent Black will help you know how and when to pick fruit. Finally, Nancy Williams reads an essay from Kathleen Dean Moore's essay collection, Riverwalking, in Petals and Prose.

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Zesty Garden
5:48 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Zesty Garden - August 21

Blackberries

USU Extension Entomologist Brent Black discusses new bramble varieties, and the results of public taste tests for locally grown varieties.

USU Fruit Web Pages

In Going Native! learn about the Alpine Penstemon (it's good for dry shade) with Janett Warner of Wildland Nursery.  Helen Cannon also takes another opportunity to discuss Emily Dickinson's love affair with flowers.


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