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Gardening: Extending the Growing Season

This hour on Focus, we’ll talk with horticulture expert Sandy Mason and Karen Geiser, a market gardener, about extending the growing season and eating fresh and local during the winter months. We welcome your calls and questions this hour on Focus!

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(Duration: 50:48)

Cold hearty green vegetables growing in Karen's Garden in early March.

Cold hearty green vegetables growing in Karen's Garden in early March. Karen Geiser

Colder weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to grow vegetables. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with market gardener Karen Geiser, who owns Karen’s Garden Delights in Kidron Ohio, about cold hearty plants and vegetables. She says she cold frames, high tunnels and low tunnels to ensure she has fresh food from her garden all year round. And of course, University of Illinois Extension horticulture expert Sandy Mason also joins us. We welcome your gardening questions this hour on Focus!

Geiser is in town this weekend presenting two lectures, one about extending the growing season and another about feeding a family from the garden all year long, at this year’s Organic Gardening Day, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, Saturday, November 9 at the at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Urbana.
 

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