The Big Scorch, summer pruning, watering during a drought

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Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Just because some leaves got fried doesn't mean your plant is toast! A discussion of what to do now, after the Big Scorch.

Host Glen Andresen is joined by Jim Gilbert to talk about, what else, the aftermath of the "Big Scorch," and what to do now. Plus tips on summer pruning of fruit trees, what we're harvesting, and watering options during a drought.

As always, we'll have a new Plant of the Month (winter vs. summer pears). And, a reminder, the Garden Stumper is back! The winner gets a free sharpening of a hand tool from Cully Farm Store in Northeast Portland! Plus, our Dirtbag Dictionary term is "transpiration." And, of course, what's annoying Glen this month.

Don't forget, if you have a gardening question, or the answer to the Garden Stumper, you can email us at thedirtbag@kboo.org -- we'll answer your question on the air during the next show!

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