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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
10:01 am
Thu April 10, 2014

The Zesty Garden - April 10

White-spotted Sawyer/Long Horn Beetle

Ant conga dances and spruce ips apartment complexes are just a few of the topics with Diane Alston on today's Zesty Garden.

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The Zesty Garden
1:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

The Zesty Garden: April 3

Dan Drost, USU Extension Vegetable Specialist

USU Extension Vegetable Specialist Dan Drost helps listeners know how to prepare their soil to speed up the planting process, including using plastic to warm up the soil.

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The Zesty Garden
2:11 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Zesty Garden - March 27

Book Author, Rick Stinchfield

Where does a love of plants, rugged canyoneering, scenic drives, and hiking combine? It’s with the book, Capitol Reef National Park, The Complete Hiking and Touring Guide. Author and park volunteer Rick Stinchfield helps you explore 38 different hikes. Also, Helen Cannon reads an essay about former CBS journalist Charles Kuralt and his love affair with daffodils.

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The Zesty Garden
12:20 am
Thu March 20, 2014

The Zesty Garden - March 20

Dawn Redwood - Adaptable to Utah

Whether you're looking for a different tree to plant than all your neighbors have, or you need to know how to take care of your trees and shrubs, Ben Harris from Branch to Bud Tree Care will help you in your quest.  And Nancy Williams explores the combination of  gardening and meditation as she reads from Gardening at the Dragon's Gate.

LOU'S ZUCCHINI BREAD

3 eggs

1 Cup oil

1 1/2 Cups sugar

3 Cups grated zucchini

1 Tbsp vanilla

3 Cups sifted flour

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp baking soda

1 Tbsp cinnamon

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The Zesty Garden
9:37 am
Thu March 13, 2014

The Zesty Garden - March 13

Daffodils

New insect pests continue to present themselves, most of the time via the help of humans. USU Extension Entomologist Diane Alston helps you manage them (insects...not humans!) in your garden on today's Zesty Garden. And Helen Cannon addresses when is  a daffodil a narcissus is a jonquil on Petals and Prose. 

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The Zesty Garden
11:18 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Zesty Garden - March 6

Onions

Dan Drost, USU Extension Vegetable Specialist, has five gardening aphorisms. The first one, about planting depth, is heard in today's Zesty Garden. You'll also hear about Henry David Thoreau in Petals and Prose with Nancy Williams.

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The Zesty Garden
10:23 am
Thu February 27, 2014

The Zesty Garden - February 27

Red Haven Peaches

How will California's drought affect Utah food prices? How will the December cold snap affect Utah's peaches, apricots and cherries? USU Extension Fruit Specialist Brent Black joins us.

USU Extension Publication-Pruning

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The Zesty Garden
6:38 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

The Zesty Garden - February 20

Male Indigo Bunting

The question of land ownership becomes complicated when you look at who inhabits and uses the land...especially when you're an indigo bunting. Nancy Williams has Petals and Prose, Mike Kuhns discusses not planting Norway Maples, and we have a soil discussion with USDA Resource Soil Scientist Douglas J. Merkler.

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The Zesty Garden
11:48 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

The Zesty Garden - February 13

Emerald Ash Borer-A new pest of the west.

Get your vegetables started in southern Utah with Rick Heffelbower. Diane Alston will help you be on the lookout for a new insect pest: The emerald ash borer. Learn about orchids: Part II with Helen Cannon.

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Zesty Garden
12:36 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Zesty Garden - February 6

Quaking Aspen: The New State Tree of Utah?

It’s already time for the annual tree pruning talk with USU Extension Forestry Specialist Mike Kuhns. Then Helen Cannon reads about purloined plants on today’s Petals and Prose.

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Listen to Petals and Prose: Helen Cannon/Orchids

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