KTEP - El Paso, Texas

Good To Grow

Saturdays at 11:15am

Gardening in the El Paso Southwest has always been a challenge. Enthusiasts have to contend with a variety of problems: scarce annual rainfall, less than ideal soil composition, and extreme temperatures among others. But southwestern gardening aficionados always seem to find a way to keep our desert blooming, beautiful and fruitful.

Each Saturday, Good to Grow will answer the many questions gardeners may have about plants, growing conditions, and proper care for El Paso’s varied gardens.

Good to Grow won 1st place in the annual Texas Master Gardener Conference in 2010.

Good to Grow Master gardeners talk fall planting and some container gardening tips to color up your home patios and porches.

Hosts Denise, John and Jan discuss the positive aspects of gardening and how to keep up with a stressed out backyard during the summer months.

Master Gardeners Denise and John discuss the bounties of your summer harvest and what to plant in the fall.

Denise, Jan and John discuss how to maintain your yard this summer and how to prepare for the hot weather ahead.

The Good to Grow crew talks Master Gardening, summer heat and the best way to manage your irrigation for the best gardens. 

GOOD TO GROW - Mothers Day special

May 14, 2019

Denise and Jan celebrate Mother's Day weekend with special ideas and botanical surprises for Mom. 

GOOD TO GROW - Garden Safety

Apr 17, 2019

Denise, John and Jan discuss upcoming events, The Rose garden, Master Gardeners, Earth Day, the Floral Fest and garden safety.

Denise and Jan sit down with Jim hastings of the Native plant Society to discuss the growth of el Paso along with  xeriscaping and what you can do to improve your landscaping environment. 

Denise Rodriguez, John White and Jan Petrzelka bring you gardening tips for the month of March as we enter the spring growing season. 

Denise Rodriguez, John White and Jan Petrzelka discuss composting for your garden to get ready for spring.

Denise Rodriguez, John White and Jan Petrzelka talk about the latest trends in garden design and how you can adapt them to your own space.

Denise Rodriguez, John White and Jan Petrzelka discuss gardening for the ages, the mental and physical benefits of gardening.

Molly Lama, Co-Chair of the El Paso Rose Garden Association, join Denise Rodriguez, John White and Jan Petrzelka to discuss pruining of roses.

  

Denise Rodriguez and John White talk to Chanelle Svehla, the El Paso County 4H and Youth Development Agent about where our food comes from, and the upcoming Kids & Kows & More event.

Denise Rodriguez, John White and Jan Petrzelka discuss cold weather tips for your garden.

Denise Rodriguez, John White, and Jan Petrzelka sit down with Oscar Mestas, for the second part of their discussion on how to train and prune both your young and mature trees.

Denise, John and Jan sit down with forester and arborist Oscar Mestas, the tree whisperer, to discuss the cold tree pruning. Why, when and how to prune and what to avoid during the holiday season.

  

Good to Grow hosts Denise Rodriguez, John White and Jan Petrzelka give you their ideas for the best holiday gifts for southwest gardeners.

Denise Rodriguez & Jan Petrzelka bring you gardening tips for November.

Denise Rodriguez & Jan Petrzelka discuss tree planting, and pruning in the fall months.

Host Denise Rodriguez speaks with Jim Hastings about the Cactus Appreciation event taking place on November 3rd. 

Good to Grow hosts Denise Rodriguez, John White, and Jan Petrzelka discuss the trend of millennials gardening and the best houseplants to grow.

On this edition of Good to Grow, hosts Denise Rodriguez, John  White, and Jan Petrzelka discuss growing herbs in the fall in the desert southwest.

On this edition of Good to Grow, we talk about edible gardening in small spaces.  The fall months are a great time to grow edibles in containers.

Community gardens means bringing plants and people together. A recipe for success, but also comes with its challenges. This week, we shared tips on how to be successful for this next gardening venture.

Pomegranates - a striking ornamental or a fruit producing shrub? Why it's both! Pomegranates are suitable for our climate and have many uses in the kitchen. This week, we shared tips on how to care for your pomegranates and properly harvest your yield this season. 

Fall gardening starts NOW! This week, we shared which veggies are best grown in the fall and tips on how to keep your garden healthy and flourishing this season.

You may be busy picking vegetables in your garden, but there's another crop ready for picking. It's time to collect seeds of summer flowering plants, and this week, we shared some pointers on how to collect and store those seeds now so you can enjoy them again next year. 

August is coming to an end, and so is the summer. But that doesn’t put your garden on pause! Many native plants wait all year long for the cooler temperatures, and now is the time to help them prepare. On this week's Good to Grow, we shared some fall gardening tips.

This week, we opened up our inbox and took a look at some of your questions. One, in particular, pertained to container gardening during this hot time of the year. We shared tips on how to keep your container gardens alive, vibrant and not susceptible to the summer heat.

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