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The GRO Big Red Gardening Show is brought to you by the environmental experts of Nebraska Extension. The show is dedicated to helping people who live in urban areas to get outside and grow! We provide tips on what plants are your best choices, how to plan a garden, and how to manage pests that may bother you.

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The GRO Big Red Gardening Show is brought to you by the environmental experts of Nebraska Extension. The show is dedicated to helping people who live in urban areas to get outside and grow! We provide tips on what plants are your best choices, how to plan a garden, and how to manage pests that may bother you.

    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 19: Holiday Horticulture

    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 19: Holiday Horticulture

    On today’s show John Porter and John Fech chat about holiday horticultural traditions and how to make some decisions about the plants you get. Trees, poinsettias and more are featured!



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    • 29 min
    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 18: Prep your garden for winter

    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 18: Prep your garden for winter

    On today’s new, podcast Kathleen and Scott take you outside into your garden and help you figure out how to help it survive the winter. All the way from tool preservation to sanitation, there is a ton of great info for your ears to feast on! Tune in!

    Here is a helpful infographic on how to perform winter irrigation:



    Here are some other helpful links to check out:

    https://wildlife.unl.edu/pdfs/manage-rabbit-damage.pdf

    http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/pdf/g887.pdf

     

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    • 27 min
    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 17: Garden Thrills & Chills

    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 17: Garden Thrills & Chills

    On today’s very spooky Halloween special, Kathleen Cue and John Porter journey to the dark side of gardens and chat about poisonous plants, allergies, and creepy-names for plants. Tune in!

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    • 37 min
    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 16: Celebrate Bat Week!

    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 16: Celebrate Bat Week!

    Welcome back everyone to the GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast! On today’s show, Scott Evans visits with Soni Cochran of Lancaster County Extension to chat about bats!  Next week is National Bat Week and it is important for us all to try and understand these majestic creatures a little more. Tune in to find out about bat biology, the benefits of bats, how to encourage them on your property, and how to keep them out of the house!

    Show notes for today (lots of good stuff from Soni!)

    Bat House Construction and Installation – http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016363868/bats-in-and-around-structures/

    Bats In and Around Structures (NebGuide) – http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016363868/bats-in-and-around-structures/

    Bats In and Around Structures (Online Magazine format) http://extensionpubs.unl.edu/publication/9000016368797/bats-in-and-around-structures/

    Bat Bugs and Bat Ticks – https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/351BatBugsTicks.pdf

    Bats Around the Home – Iowa State Extension – https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/wildlife/bats-around-and-home

    Bat Week – October 24 – 31, 2017 http://www.batweek.org/

    White-nose Syndrome (March 15, 2017) PR – USFWS https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/pressrel/2017/03152017_White-nose-Syndrome-Confirmed-in-Nebraska.php

    White-nose Syndrome Response: https://www.whitenosesyndrome.org/

    Contact Nebraska G&P re: White-nose Syndrome Reports 402-471-0641

    Other resources: Bat Conservation International – http://www.batcon.org/

    • 29 min
    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 15: Your Lawn and Pollinating Insects

    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast EP 15: Your Lawn and Pollinating Insects

    Welcome back everyone to the GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast! On today’s show, John Fech and Jonathan Larson are talking turf and how we can manage lawns in ways that won’t harm our pollinating friends. Tune in for tips on how to avoid contaminating flowers and learn about how weeds are flowers too!



     

    Show notes:

    An extension publication about lawns and bees

    Fast facts guide to best management practices in turf to protect pollinators

     

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    • 26 min
    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast: Episode 14 Pumpkin Mania!

    GRO Big Red Gardening Podcast: Episode 14 Pumpkin Mania!

    Welcome back to the GRO Big Red Gardening podcast! Today John and Jonathan plop down on the mics to talk pumpkins! How do you grow them? What do we use them for? What’s up with Jack o’ Lanterns? All of these questions and more are answered in episode 14 of your favorite gardening podcast!



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