Through a partnership of Colorado State University Extension, the Denver Botanic Gardens and Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO), PlantTalk Colorado provides gardening information on over 400 topics as weekly podcasts, which can be downloaded as mp3 audio files to your media player. Written scripts are also available in English and Spanish.
Early July is a great time to add perennials and vegetable bedding plants to the garden for late summer and autumn harvest. Gardeners can download podcasts and listen for tips on choosing and maintaining seasonal and mountain perennials. Gardeners also have access to podcasts on buying and hardening transplants, and growing cool season vegetables. PlantTalk Colorado has a variety of information to help you become a successful gardener, including how to deal with pests and insects in the garden using natural pesticides, as well as how to get the most from your tomato, eggplant and pepper plants.
Coloradoans at higher elevations live with wildlife that wander into gardens and find many vegetables, plants and perennials tasty. PlantTalk Colorado provides tips to control for deer, squirrels, and rabbits.
To access PlantTalk Colorado podcasts go to www.planttalk.org. Users can subscribe to a weekly RSS feed to have tips for greater gardening success sent directly to their email at: www.planttalkcolorado.org/rss, or to download as an mp3 file.
Colorado State University Extension is your local university community connection for research-based information about natural resource management; living well through raising kids, eating right and spending smart; gardening and commercial horticulture; the latest agricultural production technologies and community development. Extension 4-H and youth development programs reach more than 90,000 young people annually, over half in urban communities.