Is it best that our food is Local and Organic or Big and Conventional? Our view is “Both, and..” We don’t come to the table with a bias, except that good farming like good food comes in all shapes and sizes. Farm to Table Talk explores issues and the growing interest in the story of how and where the food on our tables is produced, processed and marketed. The host, Rodger Wasson is a food and agriculture veteran. Although he was the first of his family to leave the grain and livestock farm a ...
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In this final programme for 2021 Paraic runs through all of the tasks that should be done now to set gardens up for a great winter period. With nighttime frosts setting in there's a reminder about taking cuttings from tenders plants and the importance of looking after wildlife now that temperatures are dropping. It's still a good time to plant up winter veg and spring bulbs can also be planted between now and mid-November. Hedges should also receive a light trimming and the ever present moss should also be treated now to keep it under control over the winter months. Listeners questions this week include what to grow in a new greenhouse, storing nastursium seeds over winter, the benefits of keeping strawberries outdoors in colder weather, harvesting seeds from a wildflower meadow, plants suitable for silt based soil, transplanting conifers, growing red hot pokers, moving holly and peoney trees.