:33    What’s For Dinner: Jams  
Ellen is a big jam maker. Here how she saves fruit for cooking up jams later. She advises that people new to jams and jellies get the Ball Blue Book and So Easy To Preserve.

8:11   The Plant Noob: Lemon Cypress
This lime colored small tree is often sold at Christmas time as a holiday plant. Ellen and C.L. talk about how to keep it alive as a houseplant indoors, and where it can be planted outside.

14:10  Eat/Drink/Grow: Scale
One of the hardest insect pests to manage is scale. In this episode we talk about scales found on indoor and outdoor plants, how to identify this pest and what treatments you can use.

15:51  Insider Information: Seeds
If you’re new to seed starting you’ll want to know when seeds can be started inside on a widow sill or under lights. Ellen and C.L. caution not to plant seeds too early!

29:04  Love letters and questions: Greenhouse Gift Plants
Holding holiday gift plants until it’s time to plant them outside in spring.

These plants are not hardy in the north but are easy to keep year to year.

Lemon cypress are commonly available as holiday plants in the winter. They are easy to grow inside as a houseplant and put outside during the summer months.

Scales can be treated with horticultural oils outdoors. Spray the infected plant frequently according to directions on the product you use.

Here is how cottony scale looks on an outdoor plant. This scale is larger than mealy bug, which has a similar cotton-like look.

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