University of Illinois Extension
February 2, 2017

Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up concludes a several week series on the home orchard. The last show covers differences of care between young non-bearing fruit trees and mature bearing trees providing us with fruits. That proper creation of scaffold branches allows sun and air to penetrate the entire canopy, allowing flowers and fruits to be produced throughout the tree. Mature trees bearing fruits need pruning to manage annual growth, create a new scaffold branch in the event of a loss, ease of management for any sprays and inspection during the season.

 
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January 26, 2017

Host Richard Hentschel covers care of young fruit trees through mature trees. Besides the training of scaffold branches, protection from insects and diseases that that impacts the foliage s also very important to maintain a healthy fruit tree. The leaves are the food factory for the tree. Other protection includes rodent, rabbit and deer feeding. Using a mulch ring on the soil around the trunk also protects the tree from lawn mower and string trimmer damage.

 
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January 19, 2017

Host Richard Hentschel continues the series on home orchards this week. Previous shows have covered siting the orchard to benefit from the best sunlight, air and soil drainage. This week the show covers fruit tree training. Proper scaffold training allows the tree to support the fruit load without breaking or bending down to the ground or worse. Fruit trees for the home orchard should be semi dwarfs usually for apples. Proper training allows for easy inspection, spraying and additional maintenance

 
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January 12, 2017

Host Richard Hentschel continues the series of growing fruit trees in home orchard. this week Richard discusses proper siting of fruit trees in the yard and other consideations that will favor growing and management of the home orchard. Good soil drainage along with air drainage is very important for the health of the fruit trees. sunlight is another critical need for trees for good growth, the creation of flowers and the production of fruits.

 
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January 5, 2017

Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up begins a series of shows on home orchards starting with a discussion on pollentaion. Most apples will need to be cross pollentaion as do pears and some plums. Other fruit trees are considered partially self fruitful. those tres prefer to be cross pollentated, yet will accept thier own pollen. The third type will be self fruitful. Those trees will be able to use their own pollen to create fruits.

 
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December 29, 2016

Dru Banks talks with host Richard Hentschel, discusses food safety during the upcoming Super Bowl season and other sports tournaments. some general rules at these kinds of parties are just like our holiday meals, hot food hot, cold food cold, and limit foods to 2 hours out on the table. Foods placed on ice, using a crock pot or cooker to keep those other foods warm. Serve large amounts of food in small amounts over time. Foods with lots of acid or vinegar are going to be safer of the same amount of time. Frequent hand washing and using sanitizer and rinse well and use a fresh clean hand towel.

 
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December 15, 2016

Host Richard Hentschel talks about how to pick and by a fresh poinsettia and the general care to provide longest lasting blooms possible. You should expect 6-8 weeks of a great show. Keeping them evenly water is critical to keeping leaves and colorful bracts on the plant. Water without the foil on to be sure the plant drains out well and them replace the foil. 6 or more hours of indirect light will help them remain healthy longer. Keep them healthy and grow them outdoors for the summer for an entirely different look.

 
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December 8, 2016

Richard and Dru discuss the latest in food trends. Interest in fermented foods are increasing for the pro-biotics they contain. Pickled vegetables are things like kimchee, sauerkraut, and pickles. Some food trends get started in the restaurants. Increased usage of herbs and spices. This is reducing our salt and butter. Other foods trending is wood fire cooking and putting bacon on everything.

 
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December 1, 2016

Host Richard Hentschel talks more with Dru Banks, Nutrition and Wellness educator on the Dietary Guidelines and our coffee drinking habits. Americans drink lots of coffee. Moderate coffee consumption is ok for healthy adults. That is about 400 milligrams of caffeine in total during the day. Think 3 8 oz cups a day if that is the only source of caffeine. Too much caffeine can mean upset stomachs, nerviness and insomnia. Your heartbeat can be elevated as well. Caffeine may have some positive impact too. Some teas can provide caffeine depending on how long they are brewed.

 
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November 17, 2016

Richard Hentschel talks with Dru Banks on eating during the holidays, food safety is key. Improperly handled foods by leaving out too long and general sanitation like a lack of hand washing.

Keeping foods chilled (crushed ice below) or hot (140 degrees) and serving the dish in small amounts and replenishing later. Foods can be left out for 2 hours before needing attention. Fresh vegetables need refrigeration after cutting and then the 2 our rule applies. Keep leftovers 3-5 days on average for the home kitchen.

 
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