Encore of End of Summer Flavors, Taking Cuttings, Transplantation

In this encore episode, Ellen explains what to make with under-ripe wild grapes and C.L. persuades listeners to combine some creamy brie cheese with those homegrown tomatoes. Next we explain that the end of the summer is the ideal time to propagate everything from woody ornamentals to annuals and perennials. Now that cooler weather is on the horizon, we discuss what can be transplanted in the fall, and answer a listener’s concern about importing bugs into the house when she brings potted houseplants back in for the winter.

:32   What’s for dinner: End of Summer Flavors! Partially ripe wild grapes and home grown tomatoes with creamy brie and fresh basil.

5:48  Eat/Drink/Grow: taking cuttings. If you want to propagate a favorite shrub, perennial or tree, now is the time for making cuttings.

21:22  Did You Know? Fall transplanting. Which plants can be moved early in the fall?

28:02 Love Letters and Questions: bring your houseplants indoors but leave the bugs outside.

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The lower leaves were removed from the leaf nodes. For many plants, this is where the roots will be grown. Cover the lower part of the stem and the leaf nodes with rooting hormone.

There are green and ripe grapes on a wild grapevine early in the fall.

C.L.’s houseplants have been at summer camp under her grape arbor, but in a month or two it will be time to bring them in.




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