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Zoom Call 5.28.24 Wanda Kubat-Nerdins Do You Know Your Garden?

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Zoom Call  5.28.24 Wanda Kubat-Nerdins Do You Know Your Garden?

This week's Zoom call was presented by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin and was a did you know experience and was a tutorial on what those plants in the garden should be called.

 Wanda and her husband, Michael are raised-bed gardeners but while the name may imply hobby, for them it is far more and as it is so extensive, it almost sou like a typical Mid-West combine enterprise.

Do You Know What You Are growing?

Warned in advance, Wanda let all know there would be a quiz and prizes would be awarded.

Her presentation started out with a statement on how the gardens need to be prepared prior to the planting and growing season to ensure all is in working order from the beds to the watering system and also the surrounding fences. 

Natural fertilizers are introduced at the same time the beds are turned. Weeding is a continual process so as to keep the nutrients for the plantings.

It's not a tuber!

A tuber is a root vegetable, where the product is below ground such as carrots, beets, even potatoes, they tend to be more starch products.

Her presentation offered little tidbits on getting a better yield from a garden as well as the chuckles that hid the answers to the quiz questions.

Want sweeter tomatoes adding baking soda, an alkaline product can offset the natural acidity of a tomato and make it more palatable and tastier. They also need more consistent water for best results.

As the tomatoes were walking along, the dad turned to the straggling child and yelled, 'ketch-up!

She offered that the best guide for planting is the original Farmer's almanac.

She also gave up details on what are misconceptions on fruits or vegetables. Example, lemons are actually thick-skinned berries.

Watermelons are not part of the fruit family but a vegetable, just like squash, cucumbers and pumpkins.

Fences for gardens, especially in more rural areas are important to keep out wildlife. Deer can jump as high as 8 feet.

For pet owners keep the family pets away from the flower gardens as they can be toxic for the animals.

What is Lacanophobia?  The fear of vegetables, which is common for young children but is easily cured by the firm voice of a parent.

Butterflies prefer weeds to vegetable flowers.

A bottle of Chanel's finest contains over 1,000 jasmine flowers as well as over a dozen roses.

Honeybees will leave their hive when it just gets too small.  Evens God's creatures need to upsize on occasion.

The term 'honeymoon' came from newlyweds consuming honey for fertility after the wedding.

It was again an informative and entertaining call and gave insight to the work needed to make a garden produce a good harvest.


Zoom Call  5.28.24 Wanda Kubat-Nerdins Do You Know Your Garden?






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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Ed and thank you for the recap of Wanda Zoom call.  I really wanted to make this call but something came up.


May 29, 2024 08:29 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Will Hamm   She did another excellent presentation

May 29, 2024 09:38 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Ed,
Wanda's presentations always have a good mix of information and humor. Gardening is much like nurturing a business, isn't it?

May 29, 2024 10:07 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Carol Williams   She knows her stuff and has a very special way of presenting her cause, whether a light post of one of a more serious nature

May 29, 2024 02:03 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Ed,

Thank you for a great recap. Wanda really had a fun presentation and I learned some things. Who knew a lemon was a berry!

May 29, 2024 11:49 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Dorie Dillard Austin TX   Right and I would not put a watermelon in the same category as a cucumber

May 29, 2024 02:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ed- Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  not only can but she never disappoints with her presentations!!!  Fun and a learning experience. 

May 29, 2024 11:49 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Kathy Streib   She gave us info on the bees but nothing on the birds.

May 29, 2024 02:04 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Wow some great info in your recap of the zoom call on gardening Edward ! Thanks for sharing!



May 29, 2024 12:28 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Thanks for toping, Jeff&Grace Safrin  try a Zoom call in person the topic and times are noted under the featured blogs.

May 29, 2024 02:05 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I am a BAD student.  I only got 11 of Wand's 15 questions right.  😒

May 29, 2024 01:23 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

George Souto  As I wrote nothing down, I claim perfection and it's up to someone else to prove otherwise.

May 29, 2024 02:06 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thanks Ed for the very thorough re-cap of the zoom meeting. It seemed to go well and was a beautiful day, perfect for a gardening presentation!

May 29, 2024 01:24 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!   Thanks for the excellent presentation and I even garnished a little bit to maybe help me with my mini farm.

May 29, 2024 02:07 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! and Mike know what they are doing when it comes to Nerdin Gardens and I was blessed with a tour of Nerdin Gardens when I was there for the Silobration!

May 30, 2024 04:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Ed... as someone who is allergic to gardening, I still found this recap very interesting!

May 30, 2024 05:55 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I missed an informative and fun meeting on Tuesday. I hope I can make it next week. Thanks for the follow-up, Ed.

May 30, 2024 07:22 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Great information and some humor too, look forward to attending one of her zoom meetings in the future Ed.

May 30, 2024 08:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Ed, for your report on this Zoom session.

Have a great day!

May 30, 2024 09:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

I'm so sorry I missed Wanda's presentation. Sounds like it was lots of fun and very informative, with some good learning and plenty of gardening tips! Thanks for the thorough recap!


May 30, 2024 12:33 PM