December 20, 2018
Nutrition & Wellness Educator Dru Banks continues to talk food safety with GSU host Richard Hentschel. This time they focus on food recalls and how to handle them.
December 6, 2018
Nutrition & Wellness Educator Dru Banks joins GSU's Richard Hentschel to discuss food safety tips. They cover preparing, serving and storing meals for large groups and more.
November 22, 2018
Richard Hentschel discusses winterizing garden equipment with gasoline engine, corded and battery run garden equipment, plus hand tools and even the lowly garden hose. Doing some preventative maintenance will allow these tools to last a long time and be easier to start next spring.
November 8, 2018
Richard Hentschel discusses a great winter activity for the whole family – feeding the birds. He stresses the need that once you start, don't stop feeding the birds until late spring when nature can once again provide our feathered friends. Specific kinds of seed, as well as feeders, can attract your favorite backyard birds. And, don't forget the water!
October 25, 2018
Green Side Up Host Richard Hentschel talks more about ways to use fallen leaves from your shade trees, besides composting. He explores the benefits to the soil and plants in the home landscape too.
October 18, 2018
Host Richard Hentschel discusses what we can be doing in the yard while the weather lets us in mid-October. Winterizing garden beds, groundcovers, doing some dormant pruning and keeping up with the lawn and fall leaves is a great start in putting the home landscape "to bed."
October 11, 2018
With temperatures dropping, the outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplaces are coming back in use. Whether you cut, split and dry your own firewood or buy it for the winter, good management will reward you with more heat and less smoke. Host Richard Hentschel provides firewood tips for the season.
September 20, 2018
Confused about spring and summer flowering bulbs? Host Richard Hentschel takes away some of the mystery on why we call them what we do and why we plant them when we do. It is all about winter hardiness. In addition, he explains why not everything we call a bulb is a bulb.
September 6, 2018
ILLINOIS Extension Educator Richard Hentschel talks about a very common foliage disease that can be seen on a wide variety of landscape plants and in the vegetable garden. Powdery Mildew is aptly named for the spores that create a distinct white appearance to plant leaves. Typical at the end of the growing season, it can be found on a number of plants, such as phlox, lilac, squash and cucumbers. Learn if you should treat this disease in this Green Side Up podcast.
August 30, 2018
Host Richard Hentschel promotes using the family vegetable garden well into the fall, even though the start of school often seems to signal the end of the season to many home gardeners. There is still time to grow, harvest and enjoy fresh vegetables for several more weeks.