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WGLT's Grow

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From controlling critters to whacking weeds to finding just the right plant for your plot, WGLT's Grow is your source for sage gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Host Patrick Murphy is ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today . Let WGLT help your garden Grow! Support for WGLT’s Grow comes from FS Custom Turf by Evergreen FS. FS Custom Turf offers complete lawn and tree care services to preserve the health of yards, trees and shrubs. Products and services detailed Evergreen-FS.com .

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From controlling critters to whacking weeds to finding just the right plant for your plot, WGLT's Grow is your source for sage gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Host Patrick Murphy is ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today . Let WGLT help your garden Grow! Support for WGLT’s Grow comes from FS Custom Turf by Evergreen FS. FS Custom Turf offers complete lawn and tree care services to preserve the health of yards, trees and shrubs. Products and services detailed Evergreen-FS.com .

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What's going on lately with this podcast?

By fuzzy ears - Oct 01 2015
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I usually enjoy this podcast for all the interesting horticulture tips and insights - so my stars remain accurate - but what is going on lately, Apple? The link is now podcasting news stories about Iran and such. Please fix this. I'd like my podcast back.

Keep it up!

By MattCov99 - Feb 09 2013
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Big fan of this podcast. Each show has actionable answers that include practical info as well as enough technical details to keep it worth listening to over the years. Lots of little facts that I enjoy knowing. Thank you.

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
20
2
0
1
3

What's going on lately with this podcast?

By fuzzy ears - Oct 01 2015
Read more
I usually enjoy this podcast for all the interesting horticulture tips and insights - so my stars remain accurate - but what is going on lately, Apple? The link is now podcasting news stories about Iran and such. Please fix this. I'd like my podcast back.

Keep it up!

By MattCov99 - Feb 09 2013
Read more
Big fan of this podcast. Each show has actionable answers that include practical info as well as enough technical details to keep it worth listening to over the years. Lots of little facts that I enjoy knowing. Thank you.

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WGLT's Grow

Updated 4 days ago

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From controlling critters to whacking weeds to finding just the right plant for your plot, WGLT's Grow is your source for sage gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Host Patrick Murphy is ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today . Let WGLT help your garden Grow! Support for WGLT’s Grow comes from FS Custom Turf by Evergreen FS. FS Custom Turf offers complete lawn and tree care services to preserve the health of yards, trees and shrubs. Products and services detailed Evergreen-FS.com .

WGLT's Grow: Should It Stay, Or Should It Go?

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It's hard to know when to stop nursing a sick plant, tree, or shrub and just opt to get a new one.

Sep 26 2019

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WGLT's Grow: How To Make The Most Of Nut Season

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Before those chestnuts can roast over an open fire, they have to be harvested.

Oct 11 2019

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WGLT's Grow: How To (Responsibly) Forage For Food

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There may be food, just free for the taking. But there may also be a few rules you need to observe to be polite ... and safe.

Sep 20 2019

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WGLT's Grow: Late Bloomers For Your Garden

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There's nothing wrong with being a late bloomer. In fact, that's exactly what you might want in late summer for your yard and landscaping.

Aug 22 2019

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WGLT's Grow: When To Not Do-It-Yourself

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Some jobs around the yard are beyond the do-it-yourselfer. To get it done right, and safely, it's best to call an expert.

Aug 07 2019

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WGLT's Grow: How To Care For Palm Trees In The Midwest

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Palm trees bring to mind images of beaches and tropical breezes. But palms can do quite will in the hot, humid conditions in the Midwest. In this edition of our gardening podcast Grow, Illinois State University's Patrick Murphy and WGLT's Mike McCurdy talk about caring for your little slice of tropical paradise. GLT's Grow is your source for gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Murph and Mike are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today . WGLT depends on financial support from users to bring you stories and interviews like this one. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central Illinois, please consider making a contribution .

Aug 07 2019

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WGLT's Grow: New Botanical Designation For ISU?

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The Fell Arboretum is Illinois State University most visible gardening asset. But there are others, and combined they could lead to a new "botanical garden" designation.

Jul 10 2019

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GLT's Grow: Getting The Edge In Your Garden

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Edges and edging can be found throughout nature. Great landscaping successfully duplicates nature on a smaller scale.

Jun 18 2019

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GLT's Grow: All About The Prickly Pear Cactus

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A plant you might expect to find in the desert Southwest is native to central Illinois. And it's easy to grow, edible and might have medical benefits.

Jun 06 2019

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GLT's Grow: How To Deal With Exposed Tree Roots

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The first instinct with exposed tree roots is to cover them up. But is that the right instinct? Or could doing nothing be the best option?

May 20 2019

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WGLT's Grow: The Effects Of Cold On Our Plants And Gardens

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Winter's cold temperatures have already visited the Midwest. And if the Old Farmer's Almanac is to be believed, a lot more cold is on the way this winter. In this edition of our gardening podcast Grow, WGLT's Mike McCurdy talks with Illinois State University's Patrick Murphy about the effects of the cold on our plants and gardens. WGLT's Grow is your source for gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Murph and Mike are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today . Support for WGLT’s Grow comes from FS Custom Turf by Evergreen FS. FS Custom Turf offers complete lawn and tree care services to preserve the health of yards, trees and shrubs. Products and services detailed at Evergreen-FS.com . People like you value experienced, knowledgeable and award-winning journalism that covers meaningful stories in Bloomington-Normal. To support more stories and interviews like this one, please consider making a contribution .

Nov 27 2019

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WGLT's Grow: Digging Into Freeze-Thaw Cycles

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Winter is coming on strong with below zero lows and highs barely breaking 20. And then it all thaws out again.

Nov 15 2019

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WGLT's Grow: Preparing Now For Next Year's Garden Beauty

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We have already had a little snow, but gardening is not quite done for the year.

Nov 06 2019

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WGLT's Grow: Adding Hardscape Doesn't Have To Be Hard

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Hardscape can add interest to your landscaping with river rock, boulders, and flagstones.

Oct 24 2019

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WGLT's Grow: Saving Savanna Near ISU

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Tucked away near Cardinal Court on the Illinois State University campus are 18 acres designated for restoration. The goal: return the area to its original savanna state.

Oct 17 2019

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WGLT's Grow: How To Make The Most Of Nut Season

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Before those chestnuts can roast over an open fire, they have to be harvested.

Oct 11 2019

9mins

Play

WGLT's Grow: Should It Stay, Or Should It Go?

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Read more
It's hard to know when to stop nursing a sick plant, tree, or shrub and just opt to get a new one.

Sep 26 2019

9mins

Play

WGLT's Grow: How To (Responsibly) Forage For Food

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There may be food, just free for the taking. But there may also be a few rules you need to observe to be polite ... and safe.

Sep 20 2019

9mins

Play

WGLT's Grow: Late Bloomers For Your Garden

Podcast cover
Read more
There's nothing wrong with being a late bloomer. In fact, that's exactly what you might want in late summer for your yard and landscaping.

Aug 22 2019

8mins

Play

WGLT's Grow: When To Not Do-It-Yourself

Podcast cover
Read more
Some jobs around the yard are beyond the do-it-yourselfer. To get it done right, and safely, it's best to call an expert.

Aug 07 2019

8mins

Play

WGLT's Grow: How To Care For Palm Trees In The Midwest

Podcast cover
Read more
Palm trees bring to mind images of beaches and tropical breezes. But palms can do quite will in the hot, humid conditions in the Midwest. In this edition of our gardening podcast Grow, Illinois State University's Patrick Murphy and WGLT's Mike McCurdy talk about caring for your little slice of tropical paradise. GLT's Grow is your source for gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Murph and Mike are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today . WGLT depends on financial support from users to bring you stories and interviews like this one. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central Illinois, please consider making a contribution .

Aug 07 2019

8mins

Play

WGLT's Grow: New Botanical Designation For ISU?

Podcast cover
Read more
The Fell Arboretum is Illinois State University most visible gardening asset. But there are others, and combined they could lead to a new "botanical garden" designation.

Jul 10 2019

8mins

Play

GLT's Grow: Getting The Edge In Your Garden

Podcast cover
Read more
Edges and edging can be found throughout nature. Great landscaping successfully duplicates nature on a smaller scale.

Jun 18 2019

9mins

Play

GLT's Grow: All About The Prickly Pear Cactus

Podcast cover
Read more
A plant you might expect to find in the desert Southwest is native to central Illinois. And it's easy to grow, edible and might have medical benefits.

Jun 06 2019

8mins

Play

GLT's Grow: How To Deal With Exposed Tree Roots

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The first instinct with exposed tree roots is to cover them up. But is that the right instinct? Or could doing nothing be the best option?

May 20 2019

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GLT's Grow: The Grass Isn't Always Greener

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The American lawn uses too much water, often gets too many chemicals, and takes up too much space and time. But most of us love the look of a green carpet surrounding a home.

May 08 2019

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GLT's Grow: How To Spot Bogus Botanicals

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Substances obtained from plants are found in lots of products, including food, drinks, and cosmetics.

Apr 29 2019

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GLT's Grow: Busting Myths About Caring For Trees

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Like with anything, there are myths and truths to planting and caring for trees. GLT's Mike McCurdy and Illinois State University's Patrick Murphy bust some myths and give out solid advice in this latest episode of GLT's Grow. GLT's Grow is your source for gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Murph and Mike are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today . WGLT depends on financial support from users to bring you stories and interviews like this one. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central Illinois, please consider making a contribution .

Apr 12 2019

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GLT's Grow: How To Build The Perfect Treehouse

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Generations of children have watched eagerly as dads and moms have built tree houses. Not all parents have made the best choices in constructing these pint-sized perches or even choosing the right tree to use.

Apr 01 2019

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GLT's Grow: Making The Most Of Slimy, Sticky Clay

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It's always better to work smarter instead of working harder. In this episode of our gardening podcast Grow, Illinois State University's Patrick Murphy and GLT's Mike McCurdy field a listener question about clay and the answer may save her some time. GLT's Grow is your source for gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Murph and Mike are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today . WGLT depends on financial support from users to bring you stories and interviews like this one. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central Illinois, please consider making a contribution .

Mar 15 2019

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