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Episode 58: Shade, Sedges and Fruit Flies

Episode 58: Shade, Winter Squashes and March Myths

This episode a mosaic of multiple gardening topics.

It starts with a new recurring segment called Made in the Shade. Master Gardener Barbara Bravo joins us from Ulster County to talk about shade gardening. This first one starts by helping us understand some of the rewards of shade gardening as well as how light, partial and deep shade is defined to help you with the selection of appropriate plants for your garden.

Next Annie Scibienski brings her passion for incorporating fresh, homegrown ingredients into home cooking in this segment of Patch to Plate. Annie guides listeners on how to use winter squashes and cabbages to make nutritious and delicious meals.

And finally, Devon Russ returns to explore the cultural origins and meanings of the famous proverb that associates lions and lamb with the crazy swings of March weather in the latest episode of Hits and Myths.

If you're looking for expert advice on shade gardening, incorporating seasonal, home-grown produce into your meals, and delving into the mysteries of cultural proverbs, this episode is a must-listen!

Listen and enjoy the imagery that will come to mind with this episode.

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guests: Barbara Bravo, Annie Scibienski and Devon Russ

Photo by: Tim Kennelty

Production Support: Linda Aydlett, Teresa Golden and Annie Scibienski


Made in the Shade - Defining Shade:  Planting in Sun or Shade (; Larry Hodgson “Making the Most Shade. How Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden That Lightens Up the Shadows” Rodale Press 2005; C. Colston Burrell Distinguishing Degrees of Light and Shade

Patch to Plate: Cornell Cooperative Extension | Food Gardening ( / Chapter 10: The Vegetable Garden ( / How to Start a Vegetable Garden | University of Maryland Extension ( / Quick Puff Pastry / Cornell Cooperative Extension: Carrots / Cornell Cooperative Extension | Recipes / Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Information for Consumers

Hits & Myths: Here is why March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb (usually) / March Weather: “In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb”?

Last updated April 10, 2023