WERU Community Radio


May 20: Plant Your Gardens

It's time to prepare the earth, plant our gardens, seed our farms and hope for rain. There are many choices on the way to the summer harvest. Pest and weed management are among the most wrenching. What do you do when your beautiful crop of brocolli turns into and feedlot for aphids and cabbage worms? When should you have intervened? What are the alternatives to pesticides? What about the weeds that swallow garden over night? Help!

Join our dialogue about growing your own vegetables and fruit. What can you do this year, right now, even if you haven't started yet. What grows well in Maine? What strategies now will help to avoid endless weeding in June and July? What organic techniques can you adopt this year to make your food safer to eat?

We invite your calls and email with questions, comments and ideas for growing your own.

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Marjorie Peronto

Extension Educator

University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Hancock and Washington Counties
63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth, ME 04605-9540 

Marjorie Peronto

Dan Huisjen huisjen@gmail.com

  • B.S. Agricultural Engineering Technology, Cornell University
  • B.S. Environmental Science from University of Washington, Tacoma.
  • Gardener/small farmer, (Oregon) Master Gardener, a Community Garden site manager.
Dan Huisjen


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