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  • It’s time to put a “winter jacket” on your garden, Andrew Curtiss from Shalom Vegetables in Shepherd, Michigan tells us how and why to plant cover crops.
  • Kari Fulton, Nursery Stock Manager at North Star Gardens in Gaylord, tells us why fall is a great time to plant trees, shrubs and more!
  • They are more than a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry diseases too. Carl Doud is an entomologist and Director of Midland County Mosquito Control, he advises how to help keep the pesky insects away.
  • Many folks believe that springtime is the most important time for gardening. But Kim Buntin from Polly's Planting and Plucking in Harbor Springs says that right now, early September, may be the best time to get things done in the garden.
  • "Mums" are favorite fall flowers. Janice Jenkins, from Elm Creek Garden Center in Farwell, Michigan, tells us how to care for chrysanthemums.
  • Judy Wagley chats with Kara Lynch, who is a Registered Dietitian and Food Safety Educator for Michigan State University Extension in Isabella County. Kara gives us helpful information about canning our garden-fresh produce.
  • Kara Lynch, Registered Dietician and Food Safety Educator for Michigan State University Extension, shares tips on freezing the season's produce.
  • Invasive Species, we may envision plants that are sprawling and climbing and choking out everything around them-- and just being a nuisance. But let's get to the root of the matter.Matt Lindauer, from the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, is the Central Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Coordinator.
  • Flowers have the superpower of making us feel good! Kathleen McCoy and her daughter Megan West know all about the magic of flowers; since 2016, they've been growing fields of flowers at Oakbrook West Farms in Clare. They offer tips on how to care for your fresh-cut bouquets.
  • Rebecca Finneran, Senior Horticulture Educator for Michigan State University Extension, suggests several ways to help keep deer from your property.