This month marks 21 years of Tips for Hardy Gardeners on the air at KUMD! But more than a long-lived radio feature, it's the dedication of a volunteer that's made it happen all this time. Thank you, Tom Kasper!
We regularly weed and water our vegetable and flower gardens, and today Tom Kasper reminds us to also feed our plants, on a regular schedule. Plant food is fertilizer, which you can find for sale, or in your own backyard compost pile. Good options over commercial chemical fertilizers which give you an organic harvest include compost and fish and seaweed emulsions. Listen for more tips on feeding your plants.
If you're already bored gently raking up the soggy leaves and snow mold from your yard, Tom Kasper says it's the perfect time to divide things like rhubarb or hostas - and you certainly don't need a delicate touch.