Larry Moore’s Gardening Tips: Top Priority For KMBC, Apparently

larrymooreunfortunatefruitplacementLarry Moore is a Kansas City icon. The avuncular newsman has been around the local media scene since 1916  — I’m estimating — and is beloved by many circles of society. He’s also, it turns out, a renowned gardener. Which we’re fine with, incidentally. If Larry wants to exercise his green thumb, more power to him. But what is one of Larry’s gardening tips doing on KMBC’s “Local News” list, sandwiched between “Assistant U.S. Attorney in Line For Top KC Job” and “State, ACORN Settle Voter Lawsuit,” and three full spots above the KCK murder story? Yes, there it is with a delightfully dramatic headline: “How To Cage Tomatoes In Your Garden.” Just wrassle ’em down, says Larry!

“Into a cylinder shape I fashion hog wire or concrete reinforcing wire. The cylinder should be about 2.5 feet in diameter. I set the cylindrical wire cage down over the tomato plant,” KMBC’s Larry Moore said. (note: quoting your anchor?)

“As the tomato plant grows, it will fill the wire cage. I don’t do any pruning or twisting off shoots, I just let it grow and wait for great-tasting tomatoes,” Moore said.

Are you… are you selling tomatoes, Larry? “Welcome to KMBC 9 News. Tonight: a breakthrough in the Mammygate case, and my vine-ripened half-pounders are just $4.99 a bag.”

By the way, Mother Nature: Larry will not stand for your aggression against his sprawling garden.



Filed under Food, Media

3 responses to “Larry Moore’s Gardening Tips: Top Priority For KMBC, Apparently

  1. Excellent post thank you for the info

  2. If you dont want to watch it then dont. Its not that hard, you spending your time writing this makes you look like the stupid one.

  3. Larry thank you for all your tips!! What week in May do u plant your tomatoes? from Jeanie Atchison Ks thank you!!

    Bless your heart! You have always reminded me of my dad! Thank you! My dad loved gardening also . My dad died from cancer 11 yrs ago.

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