University of Illinois Extension
May 16, 2019
Richard Hentschel

Host Richard Hentschel discusses plants in the home landscape damaged by this winter's severe conditions. Tree, shrub, perennial flowers and small fruits have all suffered some level of damage. Learn what this means for the future, and learn what to look for by mid-June. Hentschel also addresses our USDA hardiness zone map and why we may have brought on some this damage ourselves.

 
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May 2, 2019
Richard Hentschel

Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel talks about our wet weather, how different types of soil handle the rain, and how it impacts planting and growing this spring. He also touches on what earthworms and ants are doing this season.

 
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April 4, 2019
Richard Hentschel

GSU host Richard Hentschel covers a few popular annual questions, including crabgrass, fruit tree sprays and getting the vegetable garden started from seed.

 
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March 14, 2019
Richard Hentschel

Horticulture Educator Richard Hentschel talks about doing some needed maintenance on the bird feeder for the rest of the 2019 feeding season, and ways to deal with the spent hulls underneath the feeder in the lawn and on the patio.

 
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February 14, 2019
Richard Hentschel

Host of Green Side Up Richard Hentschel discusses how very cold winter temperatures affect flower bud survival and what it takes to bring our plants out of dormancy.

 
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January 24, 2019
Richard Hentschel

Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel discusses several areas when it comes to the home orchard. Tree size, space needed, and pollination requirements are all key to enjoying the home orchard. Home orchards should consider using dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties to save space and allow for more trees. Disease resistance makes for easier disease management.

 
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January 10, 2019
Richard Hentschel

Green Side Up Host Richard Hentschel talks about gardening catalogs, and explains some of those elusive initials and numbers that follow variety names. All those characters mean good things when it comes to growing those vegetables and flowers, but it is important to know their meanings.

 
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December 20, 2018
Richard Hentschel

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.

 
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December 6, 2018
Richard Hentschel

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.

 
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November 22, 2018
Richard Hentschel

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.

 
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