Episode 28: Phenology Throwdown for September for 2018


This is the season for asters and goldenrods, which are a common feature in the prairies of North America. The purples of asters and the yellows of goldenrods are complimentary colors, which explains why they look so beautiful together. Late summer flowers are also important for pollinators as they prepare for the winter ahead. Daniel shares two plants that could be considered our region’s version of asters and goldenrods.

hoary tansyaster (Machaeranthera canescens)

Then Casey explains the phenology of fruits on the farm. While many fruits can be eaten at various stages of ripeness, when it comes to seed saving, it is imperative that fruits are fully ripened before harvesting. Fruits designated for seed saving can take on unusual appearances as they mature.

Interested in saving your own tomato seeds? Casey explains how:


This episode aired on Radio Boise in September 2018 and featured music by Toy Zoo.

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