University of Illinois Extension

Archives for January 2019

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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