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Garden Basics with Farmer Fred

Fred Hoffman

Tips for beginning and experienced gardeners. New, 30-minute (or less) episodes arrive every Tuesday and Friday. Fred Hoffman has been a U.C. Certified Master Gardener since 1982 and writes a weekly garden column for the Lodi News-Sentinel in Lodi, CA. A four-decade fixture in Sacramento radio, he hosted three radio shows for Northern California gardeners and farmers: The KFBK Garden Show, Get Growing with Farmer Fred, and the KSTE Farm Hour. Episode Website:

Recent Episodes

081 Unusual Tasty Vegetables. Insectary Plants. ForsythiaMarch 02, 2021 Episode artwork 080 Wildflower Planting Tips. Cleaning a Birdbath. White House Gardens.February 26, 2021 Episode artwork 079 Seed Starting Tips. Can You Reuse Potting Soil? Winter Jasmine.February 23, 2021 Episode artwork 078 Plant Partners Fight Pests. Fruit Tree Planting Depth.February 19, 2021 Episode artwork 077 Tackling Tree Roots. Pruning Advice. Wintersweet. Garden Gratitude.February 16, 2021 Episode artwork 076 Avoiding Overhead Watering. Raspberry and Grape Varieties. Shovel, Pruner Choices.February 12, 2021 Episode artwork 075 Tomato Preview, Part 2. Wild Boar Farms. Plant of the Week-Cornelian Cherry.February 09, 2021 Episode artwork 074 Tomato Variety Preview, Part 1. Tomato Terminology Explained. Trees vs. Storms.February 05, 2021 Episode artwork 073 How to Plant a Rose Bush. Why Cut Back Bare Root Trees? Plant of the Week: Holly.February 02, 2021 Episode artwork 072 Avoiding Gardeners' "Sophomore Slump"January 29, 2021 Episode artwork 071 Germinate Pepper Seeds Faster! Blackberries.January 21, 2021 Episode artwork 070 Are Those Old Seeds Still Good? Here's How to Tell. Grow tasty Pluots.January 15, 2021 Episode artwork 069 Protecting Succulents from the Cold (One Answer May Surprise You!)January 08, 2021 Episode artwork 068 Rose Basics. The Future of GardeningJanuary 01, 2021 Episode artwork 067 How to Plant a Fruit Tree. Best Blueberry Varieties. Frost Protection Tips.December 25, 2020 Episode artwork 066 Tasty Peaches, New Plants for 2021, Tree SunburnDecember 18, 2020 Episode artwork 065 Tree Issues? Consulting Arborists Can HelpDecember 11, 2020 Episode artwork 064 Oh, Deer! How To Protect Your Plants. Christmas tree care. Poinsettia tips.December 04, 2020 Episode artwork 063 Growing Microgreens Indoors.November 27, 2020 Episode artwork 062 Will Green Tomatoes Ripen? Here's How to Help Them Along.November 20, 2020 Episode artwork 061 Edible SucculentsNovember 13, 2020 Episode artwork 060 Unusual Cool Season Vegetables. Snail Control Tips.November 06, 2020 Episode artwork 059 Avocado Basics on Fabulous Fruit Friday! Battling Spider Mites.October 30, 2020 Episode artwork 058 Backyard Tractor Basics. Less Toxic Weed Killers. Control SAD with Gardening.October 27, 2020 Episode artwork 057 Fabulous Fruit Friday - White Diamond Nectarine. Drainage. Fruit trees from seed?October 23, 2020 Episode artwork