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Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred is the podcast that’ll teach budding gardeners like you to grow your green thumb. But whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned horticulturalist, you’re sure to learn something new. Enjoy conversations with community gardeners and gurus at Green Acres Nursery & Supply—they'll answer questions you didn't know you had.
 
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Today we’re talking about all the gorgeous warm season annual flowers now available at Green Acres! We’ll tell you which ones do best in the sun, and those that thrive in the shade. It’s spring, which means that aphids are back on your plants, in force. We have tips for controlling this pest, along with their bodyguards, the ants. We pay a visit to…
 
Healthy plants start with healthy soil. Today we’re talking about all the bagged soil products available for your garden. We’ll help you choose the right ones. Roses are getting ready to put on their big April show. Master Rosarian Debbie Arrington helps us thwart any rose problems that might pop up. Looking for houseplants that can thrive in a low…
 
We’re talking about easy care, sun-loving perennial plants that don’t require a lot of water to look great. Also, bring on the good bugs! A University of California expert tells us about the plants for your garden that attract beneficial insects and pollinators. This week’s staff pick is a winter and spring blooming plant that loves the shade and t…
 
Today we’re talking about watering wisdom. Now's the time to be upgrading your watering system and choosing low-water-use plants. Thinking of swapping out sprinklers for drip? We have drip irrigation basics on this episode. And, your 2021 garden planning should include choosing plants that, once established, use less water. We talk with an expert w…
 
Today, we’re talking about lawn care and lawn irrigation. A healthy lawn uses less water. And now is a great time for rehabbing your lawn to get it ready for the hot months ahead. Plus, we have lawn irrigation tips to help you lower your water bills. And we’re not ignoring your lawn mower or your gas and battery-equipped outdoor power equipment. We…
 
Today it’s all about tomatoes. We learn about all the tomato varieties currently at Green Acres Nursery & Supply, and some tricks to planting them to get those tomatoes off to a healthier start. And we pay a visit to Wild Boar Farms, where tomato hybridizer Brad Gates tells us all about his colorful, California-bred tomatoes with wonderful names su…
 
What are the best ways to prepare your soil for the warm weather garden, especially if this will be your first time planting flowers and vegetables? We'll take you through the steps. We have lots of seed starting tips, including understanding those seed packet labels. Also, what to do in the garden this week. Links: Soil Solarization Identifying an…
 
On this episode, we're talking about trees and shrubs that are putting on a colorful show in the Sacramento area, right now. Snails, slugs and mosquitoes are building in numbers, and they have their sights on you and your garden. We have control tips. Plus, things to do in the garden this week and staff picks for the best plants. Welcome to the Gre…
 
Warm season vegetables are headed for Green Acres Nursery & Supply garden centers. We have a preview of the tastiest varieties that will be arriving (some are already there!). Also, tips for getting your first garden off to a great start. The secret: location, location, location. Welcome to the Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred, the podca…
 
Looking for that special plant for that special someone? We've got ideas for great houseplants for Valentine’s Day gifts. Now, mid-February, is summer-blooming bulb planting time. We have the details about area favorites, including dahlias. Plus, the benefits of planting cool-season annuals now. Learn why using mulch around your trees and shrubs wi…
 
Now is your last, best opportunity to spray your deciduous fruit trees. We have tips. Looking for some eye-catching flowering shrubs? We discuss three that will give you a succession of color from now through early summer: camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. And we will tell you about a half dozen, easy care houseplants for those without much tim…
 
Welcome to a podcast specifically for Northern California gardeners...or anyone who wants good gardening information, Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred. Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is a longtime garden fixture in Sacramento area radio and newspapers, who has offered garden advice to hundreds of thousands over the last 29 years. On this e…
 
Welcome to a podcast specifically for Northern California gardeners...or anyone who wants good gardening information, Green Acres Garden Podcast with Farmer Fred. Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is a longtime garden fixture in Sacramento area radio and newspapers, who has offered garden advice to hundreds of thousands over the last 29 years. On this, …
 
It seems like the New Testament is consistent when it says we are saved by faith, NOT works...except when it comes to James 2. James throws us for a loop when he says, "You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone." What does that mean? In this study, we take a look at this verse in its immediate context and the New Testament …
 
You've probably heard Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." It's a challenge to parents to invest spiritual training in their kids so their kids will stick to the faith when they grow up. But, is that really what that verse says and what that verse means? This week, we'll find out.…
 
In John 14:14, Jesus says, "Anything you ask in my name, I will do it." Many popular preachers say that means that you can receive anything from Jesus if you ask by faith, whether it's health, wealth, prosperity, success, joy, comfort, or anything else. But, is that really what Jesus mean? In this lesson, we take a look at John 14:14 in its origina…
 
When American Christians look at the moral condition of our nation, we often are perplexed at how far from God we have come. A common verse that is mentioned at these moments is 2 Chronicles 7:14, and we encourage one another to pray for our country so that God will "heal our land." But, is that really what this verse means? If we pray, will God he…
 
Jeremiah 29:11, says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” It is one of the most popular verses in the Bible, but it’s also one most taken out of context. What was the original context of the verse and what can we learn from it?…
 
You've probably seen people say, "With God all things are possible!" in relation to sporting events, being healed, overcoming financial struggles and lots of other things. But, does that verse REALLY mean that ANYTHING is possible with God? Do you only have to have enough faith to believe? In this lesson, we take a look at the context of the verse,…
 
You've probably heard people quote Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God." It's usually meant as an encouragement to Christians to trust God in the midst of a struggle, or to stop worrying and rest in God's care. But, is that really what the verse's original meaning was? This lesson takes a look at Psalm 46:10 in the original context of Psa…
 
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