Garden Success

Local Host Skip Richter • Thursdays, noon – 1 p.m.

Garden Success with Skip Richter is a call-in gardening show airing each Thursday from noon to 1:00pm on KAMU-FM. Skip, a former extension specialist in horticulture sciences at Texas A&M University, serves as your garden consultant, answering questions to help you grow a bountiful garden and beautiful landscape in the Brazos Valley. Skip will give you time-saving tips, guide you to the best plants selections and provide proven pest management strategies including both conventional and organic techniques.

Call in your lawn and garden questions at 979-845-5689, or e-mail them during the show to: gardensuccess@tamu.edu. Listen to past episodes below.

 

 

Episodes

Garden Success – 6/13/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter & Stephen Brueggerhoff June 13, 2024 Skip Richter and guest Stephen Brueggerhoff discuss greenhouse tomatoes, frogfruit, cold damage to trees, how to remove a dying red cedar tree, trimming sago palms, how to treat for fire ants in a vegetable garden, and upcoming local events.
Garden Success – 6/6/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter & Stephen Brueggerhoff June 6, 2024 Skip Richter and guest Stephen Brueggerhoff discuss figs, listener questions about roses, snail control, cucumbers, potato storage, and more.
Garden Success – 5/30/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter May 30, 2024 Skip Richter discusses recent rains and the mosquitos they brought, benefits of mulching for the summer, webworms, listener questions about plant propogation, plant identification, why a fig is not producing fruit, and more.
Garden Success – 5/23/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter May 23, 2024 Skip Richter discusses listener questions about a young montezuma cypress, found red milkweed, suggested flowering plants for summertime, pampas grass mowing advice, and more.
Garden Success – 5/16/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter May 16, 2024 Skip Richter discusses summer squash planting, crape myrtle varieties, powdery mildew protection, mulching for weed control, shade tolerant grasses, trees leaking sap attracting butterflies and wasps, protecting peach fruit from squirrels, a meyer lemon with iron deficiency, and more.
Garden Success – 5/9/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter May 9, 2024 Skip Richter discusses listener questions about how to find and plant palmetto grass, a beekeeper asking about the timing of our nectar flow, how to landscape for bees, how to plant vitex, redbud drought damage, and more.
Garden Success – 5/2/2024: Dr. Juliana Rangel, Associate Professor of Apiculture in the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University May 2, 2024 Skip Richter discusses issues facing bees, the science of apiculture, and the Texas A&M Honeybee Lab with Dr. Juliana Rangel, Associate Professor of Apiculture in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University.
Garden Success – 4/25/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter April 25, 2024 Skip Richter discusses listener questions about fire ants, rose rosette, seed onion bulbs, as well as general information about lawn care and A&M Agrilife Extension resources.
Garden Success – 4/18/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter April 18, 2024 Skip Richter discusses How to select the right fertilizer for your lawn or trees, soil testing information, listener questions about dwarf yaupon & fuzzy black caterpillars, and more.
Garden Success – 4/11/2024: Q&A With Skip Richter April 11, 2024 Skip Richter discusses listener questions on an oak tree with separating bark, what's happening with juniper trees around town, lawn weed identification & treatment plans, and other information including how to evaluate your lawn's irrigation system to ensure adequate watering with minimal wasted water.

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