January 24, 2019
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.
January 10, 2019
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.
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.