Image by Tim Kennelty

Tomatoes, Beekeeping and Hiking

Episode 34: Tomatoes, Beekeeping and Hiking

Tomatoes seem to be the favorite crop for home gardeners to grow. Get some useful tips from Teresa Golden (The Veggie Patch) on how to start them from seed, what to look for when buying plants for transplanting, when to plant, and tips to manage the various pests and diseases that may attack one of our favorite summer fruits.

Then hear from Linda Aydlett on Hum of the Hive. This episode, Linda talks about how honey bees cope when their food sources (typically nectar producing flowers) dry up. They have a systematic way to ensure the survival of the colony. This is a wonderful glimpse into the fascinating lives of honey bees.

Finally, join Heidi Bock on another wonderful hike up to High Falls Conservation Area on Trekking the Trails . Located in Philmont, NY, High Falls offers one mile of trails that wind through hemlock ravines, alongside the Agawamuck Creek to an overlook of Columbia County’s highest waterfall.

There’s something here for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. Listen in!

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guests: Teresa Golden, Linda Aydlett and Heidi Bock

Photo by: Tim Kennelty

Production Support: Linda Aydlett and Teresa Golden


Tomatoes (The Veggie Patch): Growing Vegetables: Tomatoes; Let's Preserve: Tomatoes ( ; FS678: Growing Tomatoes in the Home Garden (Rutgers NJAES) ; Explore Cornell - Home Gardening - Vegetable Growing Guides

Honey Bee Dearth (Hum of the Hive): Drought-Tolerant Species, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation ; Pollinator Plants: Northeast Region, Xerces Society

High Falls Conservation Area (Trekking the Trails): High Falls – Columbia Land Conservancy (

Last updated September 29, 2022