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Episodes

GLT's Grow: Dos and Don'ts For Feeding Wildlife

11/30/2018
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You can lend a helping hand to neighborhood wildlife with some extra food and water this winter — and in return enjoy the variety of feathered and furry friends that come for a visit.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: Tips For Choosing A Real Christmas Tree

11/30/2018
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If you go for real over fake, this edition of GLT's gardening podcast on Christmas trees is for you.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: The Roots Of Chocolate

11/16/2018
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At the top of kids list this Halloween, or the parents who raid the candy haul, is chocolate.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: How A Grassy Plant Becomes Tea

10/28/2018
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Coffee may jump to mind when thinking about drinks we consume originating from plants. But tea is more widely consumed.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: Searching The World For Delicious Coffee

10/19/2018
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That morning cup of coffee has a backstory. In this edition of GLT's gardening podcast Grow, GLT's Mike McCurdy and Illinois State University’s Patrick Murphy talk about domestically produced beans and some of the trouble coffee growers are facing due to climate change.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: What To Add To Your Fall To-Do List

10/10/2018
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The season is changing, and that means there's a new seasonal to-do list for anyone with a green thumb.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: Why You Should Go Nuts About Squirrels

10/3/2018
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There's not a lot of in between on squirrels. People either think they’re annoying rodents or think they're cute critters and like to have them around.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: Listeners Seek Advice On Saving, Planting Trees

9/20/2018
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How to save a tree and choosing a replacement tree are the two listener questions Illinois State University’s Patrick Murphy and GLT's Mike McCurdy try to answer in this edition of our gardening show Grow.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: Make Your Tree Stand The Test Of Time

9/10/2018
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In some settings, trees are ubiquitous. In fact, it's hard to see the trees for the forest. But some trees earn more respect than others.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: You Grew It, So Don't Waste It

8/31/2018
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There are a lot of reasons for wasted food, the least of which is children pushing away before forking some broccoli.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: Protecting Against An Oak Wilt Outbreak

8/27/2018
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If you see a tree with yellowing leaves and it’s missing branches in the center, it could be an oak in trouble.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: Helping Your Plants Thrive After A Move

8/21/2018
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It’s not unusual for gardeners to move or transplant a shrub, tree, or plant from one location to another. But seeing that plant thrive after it’s moved is another matter.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: Homemade Help For Fighting Insects, Weeds

8/15/2018
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The word “homemade” usually denotes wholesome or delicious, like homemade pie. But when it comes to homemade herbicide, pesticides, or other remedies, just as much caution is needed as with the commercially produced chemicals.

Duration:00:09:18

GLT's Grow: What To Consider If You’re Removing Sod

8/5/2018
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A great-looking lawn is nice to have. But it takes a lot of time, money, and effort to maintain.

Duration:00:11:12

GLT's Grow: How To Repel An Army Worm Attack

8/1/2018
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There are myriad pests ready to attack your vegetable garden and landscaping. And some attack in a group.

Duration:00:09:19

GLT's Grow: Analyzing Weather Stations and Garden Cameras

7/18/2018
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How does your garden grow? Thanks to technology you can keep tabs on your yard day and night—from anywhere in the world—on your phone. On this week’s GLT’s Grow , Mike McCurdy talks to Patrick Murphy about outdoor weather stations and garden cameras.

Duration:00:09:19

GLT's Grow: Bad to Rad, Tips For a Better Patio

6/30/2018
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Outdoor furniture isn’t what it used to be. The trend is no longer towards an outdoor dinette set but more of a living room type of space, and it can get elaborate.

Duration:00:09:19

GLT’s Grow: Irrigation Irritation? Not Anymore

6/15/2018
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All great looking landscaping has one thing in common: accurate and adequate water. During this edition of GLT's gardening program Grow, Mike McCurdy talks with ISU's Patrick Murphy about how to automate watering.

Duration:00:09:19

GLT's Grow: Quieter, Cleaner, and Battery-Powered

6/8/2018
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Almost any gasoline tool can be replaced by a more environmental friendly battery-powered tool. What are you waiting for?

Duration:00:09:19

GLT's Grow: Finding Inspiration On The ISU Campus

6/1/2018
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The wonderful array of plantings on the Illinois State University campus can provide inspiration for new landscaping ideas in your yard.

Duration:00:09:17