From the Ground Up - What to do with fallen leaves (audio)

  • October 27, 2019

    With the fall weather comes a lot of falling leaves in our lawns and landscapes, and what to do with them.  We offer solutions for how to use those leaves as mulch, a soil amendment, and compost, on From the Ground Up with Sharon Flynt, Extension horticulture agent in Scott County. 


From the Ground Up - Wrapping up the gardening season (audio)

  • October 20, 2019

        It can be hard for us to come to grips with, but the gardening season is over for the most part, and time to put things to bed until next spring.  If you are a gardener, that time of year can be a downer. When we have to cleanup and put things away until next spring.  Sharon Flynt, Extension horticulture agent in Scott County, knows that feeling and she talks about the steps to calling it a season in our gardens and landscapes.


From the Ground Up - Planting bulbs (audio)

  • October 13, 2019

    Next spring, when everything is coming alive again and the trees are budding, you might wish you

    had more color in your yard or landscape.  If you want that next spring, you need to take the steps

    now, by planting bulbs in the fall.  We will tell you how on From The Ground Up.with Scott County

    Extension horticulture Agent Sharon Flynt. 


From the Ground Up - Planting trees and shrubs (audio)

  • October 6, 2019

    Now that the calendar officially says it is fall, it is the best time of the year for planting trees and shrubs.  Why is that?  We explain on From the Ground Up with Scott County Extension horticulture agent Sharon Flynt about why October is the ideal time to plant deciduous trees and shrubs.


From the Ground Up - Picking and caring for Chrysanthemums (audio)

  • September 29, 2019

    You see them all over the place this time of year.  What is that?  Chrysanthemums, which could be called the official flower of fall.  But how do you pick the right mum, and care for them during the fall season, to get the maximum enjoyment?  Ray Tackett, Bourbon County Extension horticulture agent, has some tips for selecting and caring mums.


From the Ground Up - Apple picking time (audio)

  • September 19, 2019

    The fall season conjures up thoughts of many traditions, from a trip to a pumpkin patch, to a visit to a sorghum mill.  But one fall tradition for sure is apple picking and fresh apple cider.    That’s what Ray Tackett, Bourbon County Extension horticulture agent discusses on From the Ground Up.


From the Ground Up - Dealing with dry landscapes (audio)

  • September 15, 2019

    The hot dry weather we have been dealing with in September has taken its toll on our lawns, but what about our landscapes, particularly newly planted materials?   We will talk about that, and more, on From the Ground Up with Ray Tackett, Bourbon County Extension Horticulture Agent. 


From the Ground Up - Saving seeds (audio)

  • September 8, 2019

    Are you a gardener who likes to save seeds from your crop of beans, or corn, or whatever you

    grow, to have seeds for next year?  It is a time-honored tradition among some gardeners, to save

    seeds that have been handed down for generations, and we will discuss that tradition next on From

    the Ground Up with Bourbon County Extension agent for horticulture Ray Tackett. 


From the Ground Up - Drought-stressed lawns (audio)

  • September 2, 2019

    Is your lawn drought-stressed as we hit the last month of summer here in

    September?  Hopefully the recent rain has breathed some life back into your lawn, but is

    there anything you can do for your drought-stressed lawn?  Find out on From the Ground Up

    with Bourbon County extension horticulture agent Ray Tackett.


From the Ground Up - Stress & decline of woody plants and trees (audio)

  • August 24, 2019

    Do you have a tree that is dying?  It could be from stress, disease, insects, or maybe even something else.  We diagnose why your tree, or trees, may be dying with Harrison extension horticulture agent Jessica Sayre on From the Ground Up.

     

               


From the Ground Up - Wasps and bee magnets (audio)

  • August 18, 2019

    We all know that bees, and wasps, are important for pollination.  But do you ever wonder why they love your backyard so much?  We will have some answers for your on From the Ground Up with Harrison County extension horticulture agent Jessica Sayre as she tells us why wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, bees and flies included, are attracted to our yards, and what we can do to reduce their numbers.


From the Ground Up - Late summer care of perennials and annuals (audio)

  • August 11, 2019

    It is getting late in the season and your annuals and perennials in the landscape are probably looking a little rough around the edges, as we hit the dog days of August.  We will talk about the care of your annuals and perennials this time of year on From the Ground Up with Jessica Sayre, Harrison County extension horticulture agent.


From the Ground Up - Crops for the fall garden (audio)

  • August 4, 2019

    We have talked about it earlier this season on From the Ground Up, but it bares repeating as we are now in August.  The fall garden should be planted, or ready to be planted.  We are talking about crops for the fall garden with Harrison County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Sayre on From the Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.


From the Ground Up - Controlling invasives (audio)

  • July 28, 2019

    Invasives.  Just the word strikes fear and frustration in the heart of gardeners and homeowners alike.  They are annoying and almost impossible to eliminate.  How do you do that?  Hopefully we will have some answers for you on From the Ground Up with Mercer County horticulture extension agent Jessica Bessin from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.


From the Ground Up - Japanese beetles (audio)

  • July 17, 2019

    They are a coppery-winged pest and they do not discriminate on what type of plants they feed on.  It's those pesky Japanese beetles that we have to deal with this time of year and we will talk about them with Mercer County horticulture extension agent Jessica Bessin about how to combat the dreaded Japanese beetle. 


From the Ground Up - Planning the fall garden (audio)

  • July 14, 2019

    You know it is never too early to start planning your fall vegetable garden, even though we are

    still in the middle of summer.  But never the less, you should be looking ahead to the fall garden and

    planning for it now.  Mercer County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Bessin talks about the

    fall vegetable garden on From the Ground Up. 


From the Ground Up - Controlling mosquitos (audio)

  • July 7, 2019

    With the summer season comes many uninvited and unwanted guests like mosquitos.  On this

    edition of From the Ground Up we will get into the biology behind mosquitos, how they

    reproduce, and what it takes to keep them out of your yard with Mercer County Extension horticulture

    agent Jessica Bessin.

     


From the Ground Up - Protecting pollinators (audio)

  • June 30, 2019

    The week of June 24th was National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about how to protect them.  On From the Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, we are talking about pollinators with Mercer County horticulture extension agent Jessica Bessin.


From the Ground Up - Taking control of weeds in your garden (audio)

  • June 23, 2019

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their own vegetable garden, but weeds compete with your vegetables for the same water, nutrients and sunlight.  We will talk about how we can take control of those weedy invaders to your garden on From the Ground Up with Alexis Sheffield, Boyle County horticulture extension agent.


From the Ground Up - rose diseases (audio)

  • June 16, 2019

    The main feature in many flower gardens is roses, with spectacular blooms and diverse types, making them a favorite of gardeners everywhere. But roses don’t come without disease problems each year which we discuss on From the Ground Up with Boyle County horticulture extension agent Alexis Sheffied.


From the Ground Up - Chiggers (audio)

  • June 10, 2019

    It may not be one of your favorite times of the year, but in reality it’s chigger time in Kentucky. 

    Just the mention of chiggers can make you start to itch.  We will talk about how to avoid chiggers and

    what to do if you end up with chigger bites on From the Ground Up with Boyle County extension

    horticulture agent Alexis Sheffield.


From the Ground Up - Tomatoes, tips and tricks (audio)

  • June 3, 2019

    One favorite that just about all backyard gardeners like to grow is tomatoes.  There is nothing

    better than a red, ripe juicy tomato picked from your own tomato vines.  On this edition of From the

    Ground Up, we will talk about some of the tips and tricks to successfully grow your own tomatoes

    with Boyle County horticulture extension agent Alexis Sheffield.


From the Ground Up Carpenter bees (audio)

  • May 28, 2019

    You have probably seen these yellow and black bees flying around you and thought that looks like a

    bumble bee and I don’t want to get stung.  Well don’t fear, those are carpenter bees, they can’t sting

    you, but they can do a lot of damage around your home.  We will take the sting out of carpenter bees

    next on From the Ground Up with Franklin County extension horticulture agent Adam Leonberger. 


From the Ground Up - Composting (audio)

  • May 20, 2019

    One way to reduce waste that goes into your garbage and eventually takes up space in our landfills is composting.  It is a very simple practice and you might be surprised what you can compost, everything from yard waste, vegetable scraps, coffee grounds and even egg shells.  We are talking about composting on From the Ground Up with Franklin County extension horticulture agent Adam Leonberger.


From the Ground Up - Apple tree diseases (audio)

  • May 13, 2019

    One of the delights of the gardening season are home grown apples, whether it is a June apple or some of the wonderful apples that are available later on in the season.  But to have some of the tasty fruit, we must manage diseases early in the season.  We talk about managing apple tree diseases on From the Ground Up with Franklin County horticulture extension agent Adam Leonberger.


From the Ground Up - Starting a vegetable garden (audio)

  • May 6, 2019

    Seasoned vegetable gardeners are off and running this spring with their planting, especially for cool season crops, but for first-timers and those new to gardening, you should be planning for your summer vegetable garden.  Franklin County horticulture extension agent Adam Leonberger talks about starting a vegetable garden on From the Ground Up.


From the Ground Up - Moss (audio)

  • April 29, 2019

    After all the rain we had last year and so far this year, have you noticed moss in your lawn?

    We will discuss how to control moss in your lawn with Madison County horticulture

    extension agent Amanda Sears on From the Ground Up.


From the Ground Up - Plant nutrition (audio)

  • April 21, 2019

    Plants, just like us humans, need nutrients to grow and thrive.  Primarily plants, need three nutrients more than any other.  Madison County horticulture extension agent Amanda Sears discusses plant nutrition on From the Ground Up.


From the Ground Up - Plant Definitions (audio)

  • April 15, 2019

    If you are a beginning gardener, there may be some terminology and definitions you might not be

    familiar with, like what is the difference between cool season and warm season vegetables.  

    Madison County horticulture extension agent Amanda Sears explains on this edition of From the

    Ground Up.  


From the Ground Up - Soil compaction (audio)

  • April 8, 2019

    April showers may lead to May flowers, but it can also lead to soil compaction

    problems in our gardens and landscapes.  Madison County horticulture extension agent Amanda

    Sears talks about soil compaction problems on From the Ground Up with host Jeff Franklin.


90th anniversary of 1st UK radio broadcast - April 1, 1929 (audio)

  • March 27, 2019

    90 years ago, on April 1st, 1929, the first radio broadcast originating from the

    University of Kentucky campus was heard statewide.  Using phone lines leased

    between Lexingtion and Louisville, WHAS radio in Louisville, carried the broadcast.  The

    University of Kentucky became then one of the few American educational institutions

    operating a radio station.  That first broadcast in 1929, involved the University of

    Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and the UK College of Agriculture, concerning

    “programs for farmers and housewives throughout Kentucky.”  The program became a

    staple on WHAS for many years to come, and may have marked the beginning of an

    important relationship between agriculture programs and information broadcast on

    the radio.  In this special report, Jeff Franklin of UK Ag Communications, takes a closer look at the

    unique relationship between agriculture in the news and radio.


From The Ground Up - Fall leaf care (audio)

  • October 27, 2018

    We wrap up our final installment of From The Ground Up this season with information on something a lot of us deal with this time of year and that’s what to do with all of the falling leaves in our lawns and landscapes.  Jessica Sayre, the horticulture extension agent in Harrison County, discusses fall leaf maintenance on From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 


From The Ground Up - Wrapping Up the Garden for Fall (audio)

  • October 21, 2018

    Traditionally in Kentucky, we see our first frost by the middle of October, and that means it is time to wrap up our gardens and landscapes for the fall and prepare for winter.  That’s not always easy to talk about, but that’s the topic on From the Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment with Jessica Sayre, horticulture extension agent in Harrison County.


From The Ground Up - Soil test (audio)

  • October 14, 2018

    If you want to find out how to improve your soil for your vegetable, or flower

    garden, you might want to consider doing a soil test.  Soil testing is the topic on From The Ground

    Up with Harrison County horticulture extension agent Jessica Sayre.


From The Ground Up - October fall lawn care (audio)

  • October 8, 2018

    It is October and hopefully the lawn mowing season will be shutting down soon for the season with the first frost around the corner and fall lawn care maintenance is the topic on From The Ground Up with Harrison County horticulture extension agent Jessica Sayre.


From The Ground Up - Picking The Perfect Pumpkin (audio)

  • September 30, 2018

    Have you bought a pumpkin for a jack-o-lantern this fall?  Making that jack-o-lantern last well into October can be a challenge.  We will give you some tips on getting the most out of your jack-o-lantern on From The Ground Up with Bourbon County horticulture extension agent Ray Tackett.


From The Ground Up - Planting garlic (audio)

  • September 23, 2018

    Want to keep the vampires away this Halloween?  Then plant some garlic in your garden. 

    That has long been the myth about garlic, but whether that is myth or reality, garlic is our topic on

    From The Ground Up with Bourbon County horticulture extension agent Ray Tackett.


From The Ground Up - Starting a fall compost pile (audio)

  • September 16, 2018

    We discussed earlier this summer, on From The Ground Up, about starting a a compost pile.  Well if you haven’t started one yet, on this program we will talk about the advantages of starting a compost pile in the fall with Ray Tackett, Bourbon County horticulture extension agent.


From The Ground Up - Fall lawn care for cool season grasses (audio)

  • September 9, 2018

    Last time on From the Ground Up, we talked about fall season lawn care, but this time we are going to be a little more specific and discuss fall lawn care for cool season grasses like fescue, bluegrass, or perennial rye grass with Bourbon County horticulture extension agent Ray Tackett.


From The Ground Up - Fall lawn care (audio)

  • September 2, 2018

    Is the fall a good time to seed and patch my fescue or bluegrass lawn?  That is a question some homeowners maybe asking themselves as we head into fall.  Ray Tackett, Bourbon County Horticulture Extension Agent, answers that question on From The Ground Up.


From The Ground Up - Fall webworm (audio)

  • August 25, 2018

    It is about one inch long, very hairy and is pale green or yellow. What is it?  On From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Jessica Bessin, Mercer County horticulture extension agent, talks about fall webworm. 


From The Ground Up - Lichen (audio)

  • August 19, 2018

    Lichen is our topic this time on From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment and Mercer County horticulture extension agent Jessica Bessin explains to us about lichen, a common question she gets often at the Mercer County extension office.

     

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From The Ground Up - Chiggers (audio)

  • August 12, 2018

    They have several names such harvest mites, harvest bugs, and even harvest lice.  Call them what you want, but most people know them as chiggers and how they can leave your skin red, irritated and with an itch you just can’t keep from scratching.  Chiggers are the topic on From The Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment with Mercer County horticulture extension agent Jessica Bessin.


From The Ground Up - Physiological Disorders of Tomatoes (audio)

  • August 4, 2018

    If you are growing tomatoes in your backyard, or in pots, or wherever, are they healthy looking?  Are they misshapen, have any spots or other strange features.  Those maybe physiological disorders and we will talk about them on From The Ground Up.with Mercer County horticulture extension agent Jessica Bessin..


From The Ground Up - Composting (audio)

  • July 25, 2018

    Composting.  It’s good for the environment and it’s good for planet earth.  This time on From The Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture Food and Environment, we are talking with Woodford County horticulture extension agent Faye Kuosman about composting . 


From The Ground Up - Planning a fall garden (audio)

  • July 21, 2018

    Do you plan to have a fall garden with those items that are less heat tolerant and like the cooler

    temperatures?    We are talking about planning your fall garden with Woodford County horticulture

    extension agent Faye Kuosman on From The Ground Up.


From The Ground Up - Deadheading and sidedressing flowers (audio)

  • July 19, 2018

    When we get to this point of the summer and if you have flowers, either annuals or perennials, they

    may be starting to look a little ragged.  We have some tips for you on how to perk them up and make

    them look a little better on From the Ground Up with Woodford County Horticulture Extension Agent

    Faye Kuosman.

     


From the Ground Up - Tomato Leaf Spot Disease (audio)

  • July 9, 2018

    If you are a backyard gardener and grow a few, or a lot of tomatoes, you are probably starting to have a

    lot of them right about now, but are you also seeing some spots on your on tomato leaves, it could be

    the beginning of tomato leaf spot disease. Woodford County Horticulture Extension Agent Faye

    Kuosman discusses on From the Ground Up.


From the Ground Up - July lawn care (audio)

  • July 2, 2018

    Lawn care is different when we get to summer than it is in the spring, when your grass is growing like crazy.  This year may be an exception because of all the rain we have had, but July lawn care still requires maintenance.  We are talking about July lawn care with Woodford County horticulture extension agent Faye Kuosman.


From The Ground Up - How to Plant a Tree (audio)

  • June 25, 2018

    Have you heard the expression, right tree, right place?  If you haven’t, we will explain on From the Ground Up, with Franklin County Horticulture Extension Agent Adam Leonberger about the right place to plant a tree.  Sometimes referred to as Right Tree, Right Place.How to plant a tree


From The Ground Up - Mulching trees (audio)

  • June 18, 2018

    We turn our attention to trees on From the Ground Up.  Are your trees properly mulched in your lawn and landscape?  If not, we will tell you how to do it with Franklin County Horticulture Extension Agent Adam Leonberger.


From The Ground Up - Japanese beetles

  • June 11, 2018

    They are a coppery-winged pest and they do not discriminate on what type of plants they feed on and that of course is the Japanese beetle.  We talk about how to combat the dreaded Japanese beetle on From the Ground Up with Franklin County horticulture extension agent Adam Leonberger.


From The Ground Up - Preventing sick vegetable plants (audio)

  • June 5, 2018

    It won’t be long, if you got your vegetable plants and seeds in the ground early enough, you will soon be having tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn and beans, and you want them to be healthy and free from disease.  Franklin County horticulture extension agent Adam Leonberger discusses preventing sick veggies on From The Ground Up.


From The Ground Up - Controlling dandelions (Audio)

  • May 29, 2018

    They are aggressive and have a reputation for being the most recognized weed in suburban

    lawns and that is the dandelion.  You probably don’t want them in your lawn or landscape and on

    From The Ground Up Scott County extension agent for horticulture Sharon Flynt explains how to get

    rid of them.


From The Ground Up - Pruning flowering shrubs (AUDIO)

  • May 21, 2018

    You might have heard it referred to as rule of thumb number two, prune spring

    flowering shrubs after flowering.  Learn more on From The Ground Up with Scott County extension

    agent for horticulture Sharon Flynt.


From The Ground Up - How to grow culinary herbs

  • May 14, 2018

    Would you like to have a kitchen herb garden that will impress your friends and neighbors?  Well, for

    some, your first question might be, what is a kitchen herb garden?  We explain and talk about some

    culinary herbs that you can grow at home on From The Ground Up with Scott County Horticulture

    Extension Agent Sharon Flynt.


Growing mint (AUDIO)

  • May 7, 2018

    The first weekend of May in Kentucky means Derby and the official beverage of The Derby is the mint julep.  We will talk about one of the essential ingredients, mint, next on From The Ground Up with Scott County horticulture extension agent Sharon Flynt.


From The Ground Up - Farmer's Markets

From The Ground Up - Spring Lawn Care Tips

  • April 23, 2018

    You may have already cut your lawn at least once or twice this season and you can find out more information about spring lawn care on From The Ground Up with Boyle County horticulture extension agent Alexis Amorese.


From The Ground Up - Pest control for home vegetable gardens

From The Ground Up - Planning Your Garden

  • April 9, 2018

    Spring is here and if you are a gardener you are ready to get outside and get your garden ready.  Boyle County horticulture extension agent Alexis Amorese says some planning before you start planting can help on From The Ground Up.


Kentucky's Ag Economy Improves in 2017

  • December 1, 2017

    University of Kentucky agriculture economists delivered some good news regarding the state's ag economy for 2017 at the annual meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau in Louisville.


From the Ground Up - How to Pick a Pumpkin

  • October 29, 2017

    Nothing says it is fall more than a field of bright orange pumpkins. It is a favorite whether you are carving one for a Halloween jack-o-lantern or using the contents for pumpkin pie or maybe another use. How do you choose the right pumpkin? Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin gives us the inside scoop on From the Ground Up.


From The Ground Up - Planting Trees in the Fall

  • October 23, 2017

    It seems our theme for the month of October has been about planting in the fall. We have talked about planting garlic, cover crops and bulbs for flowers in the spring. On this edition of From the Ground Up, we continue that theme as we talk about planting trees in the fall with Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin.


From The Ground Up - Planting Flowering Bulbs in the Fall

  • October 16, 2017

    Next spring when everything is coming alive again and the trees are budding, you might wish youhad more color in your yard or landscape. If you want that next spring, you need to take the steps now by planting bulbs this fall. Get the details on From The Ground Up with Mercer County Extension Horticulture Agent Jessica Bessin about planting bulbs in the fall.


From The Ground Up - Planting a Cover Crop

  • October 9, 2017

    When your vegetable garden is done for the season, like it probably is right now, you might want to consider planting a cover crop. What is a cover crop? Mercer County extension horticulture agent Jessica Bessin explains on this edition of From The Ground Up.


From the Ground Up - Planting Garlic

  • October 2, 2017

    Want to keep the vampires away this Halloween? Then plant some garlic in your garden. That has long been the myth about planting garlic, but whether myth or reality, planting garlic is the topic on From the Ground Up from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment with Mercer County Extension Horticulture agent Jessica Bessin.


From the Ground Up - Fall Invaders

  • September 25, 2017

    They are called fall invaders those creepy, crawly, creatures that try to find a way into our for homes for a warm place to hang out as cooler weather approaches in the fall. But we can put a halt to their invasion and Boyle County Extension Agent for Horticulture, Alexis Amorese, explains on From the Ground Up.


From the Ground Up - Soil Testing

  • September 17, 2017

    Something you may have never done as a backyard gardener, but should do every other year or so, is get a soil test. It’s easy to do, gives you some valuable information about thesoil in your garden or landscape, and in most cases usually is free from the Cooperative Extension Service in your county. Soil testing is our topic on From the Ground Up with Boyle County Extension Horticulture Agent Alexis Amorese.


From The Ground Up - Managing and Planting Fall Perennial Flowers

  • September 11, 2017

    Annuals, biennials, perennials, if you aren’t an avid gardener, it can be confusing sometimes with all these terms when we are talking about flowers and plants. We will talk about all these and hopefully explain with Alexis Amorese, the Boyle County Extension Horticulture Agent.


From the Ground Up - Bacterial Leaf Scorch

  • September 5, 2017

    Do you have landscape trees or other trees that are prematurely browning or losing leaves? It could be a disease called bacterial leaf scorch. We will discuss with Boyle County Horticulture Extension Agent Alexis Amorese on From the Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment.


From the Ground Up - August Is A Transitional Month - Pt. 4

  • August 27, 2017

    August usually signals that it is time to think about renovating and seeding our lawns, as wellas fertilizing with the fall just around the corner. Scott County Extension Agent for Horticulture Sharon Flynt discusses these topics in the final of our series, August is a transitional month.


From The Ground Up - August is a transitional month - Part 3 - Planting Fall Vegetables

  • August 22, 2017

    August signals that it is time to plant our fall gardens if we want to enjoy some of those coolseason vegetables when fall rolls around. Scott County Extension Agent for Horticulture Sharon Flynt talks about that in part three of our series August is a transitional month.


From the Ground Up - August Is A Transitional Month - Part 2

  • August 14, 2017

    August does not mean that things are slowing down in the garden. If anything, it picks up! On From the Ground Up, from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Scott County Extension Agent for Horticulture Sharon Flynt discusses that topic, in part two of August is a transitional month.


From The Ground Up - August - a transitional month in the garden

From The Ground Up - Cover Crops for Your Vegetable Garden

  • July 31, 2017

    You know when your vegetable garden is done for the year, it’s good to think about a cover cropfor the winter. There are many benefits to a cover crop for your garden and Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre talks about what cover crops to consider for your vegetable garden.


From The Ground Up - Planning Your Fall Vegetable Garden

  • July 19, 2017

    You know it is never too early to start planning your fall vegetable garden, even though we are in the middle of summer and up to our elbows in tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers and beans. But never the less, we should be looking ahead to the fall garden and Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre talks about the fall vegetable garden and when to plan and plant.


From The Ground Up - When to Harvest Vegetables

  • July 16, 2017

    Now that summer has rolled into mid July, we are finally starting to see ripe tomatoes, cucumbers and corn, just to name a few, in our vegetable gardens at home, and at the Farmer’s Market. But how do we know when things are ripe and read to pick? We will talk about that next on From The Ground Up with Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre.


From the Ground Up - Weed Control in the Vegetable Garden

  • July 10, 2017

    If you have a vegetable garden, and you got everything planted early enough, you are probably beginning to see and enjoy the fruits of your labor. But with all the rain we have had lately,you are struggling with weeds taking over your garden. Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre talks about weed control in your vegetable garden.


From The Ground Up - July Lawn Care

  • July 5, 2017

    July and hot weather brings on more weed problems in your lawn. On this edition of From the Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Harrison County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Sayre talks about weed control in your lawn.


From The Ground Up - White Grubs

  • June 26, 2017

    How’s your lawn looking so far this year? With all the rain we have had this year, most lawns are looking pretty good and keeping everyone hopping trying to keep up with the mowing every 5 to 7 days. On From the Ground Up we talk about a pest that can wreck your lawn quicker than a drought. From the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Bourbon County horticulture extension agent Ray Tackett talks about white grubs.


From the Ground Up - Mosquitoes

From the Ground Up - Ticks

  • June 9, 2017

    It seems ticks have been in the news a lot lately, mainly because we had such a mild winter.  Bourbon County Horticulture Extension Agent Ray Tackett talks about ticks on this edition of From The Ground Up.


From The Ground Up - Fire Blight

  • June 5, 2017

    The cool, wet weather we have experienced this spring, has been good in some ways and maybe not so good in others. One of the not-so-good is that the cool, wet weather has contributed to Fire Blight of our apple and pears trees. This week on From The Ground Up, Bourbon County Horticulture Extension Agent Ray Tackett talks about Fire Blight.


From The Ground Up - Tomatoes

  • May 30, 2017

    Even if you don’t consider yourself a gardener, lots of people probably still grow at least a couple of tomato plants. Amanda Sears, Horticulture Extension agent in Madison County, reports according to studies done at the University of Illinois, tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown in the US. But despite how much we love tomatoes, they can be a bit finicky. But those problems can be avoided with a little extra care. Find out more on From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment with host Jeff Franklin.


From The Ground Up - Poison Ivy

  • May 19, 2017

    Poison Ivy is one of nature's most unwanted plants, especially if you are allergic to it.  Madison County Horticulture Extension Agent Amanda Sears, talks about ways to get rid of this unwanted invasive plant.


From The Ground Up - Emerald Ash Borer

  • May 11, 2017

    What is a green jewel-colored beetle, that is native to Asia, and feeds on trees in the Ash species family? You may have figured it already, because it has been in the news a lot the past several years, it’s the Emerald Ash Borer and yes it’s here in Kentucky and destroying our ash trees. Welcome to From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. I’m your host Jeff Franklin and we are talking about the EAB with Woodford County Extension Horticulture Agent Faye Tewksbury.


From The Ground Up - Starting Your Garden

  • May 11, 2017

    May is here and if you are an experienced gardener you have already been preparing for a new season. We are going to offer some tips to get your garden off to a great start on From The Ground Up. Hello and welcome to From The Ground Up. I’m Jeff Franklin from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and I am talking with Madison County Horticulture Extension Agent Amanda Sears about starting your garden.


From The Ground Up - Insider Gardening Tips

  • May 11, 2017

    There are a myriad of ways to learn more about gardening, from magazines, to books, to websites, all dedicated to gardening. On From the Ground Up we are going to find out more about those insider tips from Madison County Horticulture Extension Agent Amanda Sears. Welcome to From The Ground Up from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. I’m your host Jeff Franklin and on this program, insider tips, tricks of the trade from years of gardening.


From The Ground Up - Composting

From The Ground Up - Spring Lawn Care

From The Ground Up - How to Prune Trees and Shrubs

From The Ground Up - Spring and Summer Gardening

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UK Campus Kitchen

  • December 22, 2014

    University of Kentucky students have launched their own Campus Kitchen and several Lexington residents now know where their next meal is coming from.

    The Campus Kitchens Project is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger in their community. The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky provides free, nutritious meals to Lexington citizens by using food that would otherwise go to waste. Through a partnership with UK’s dining partner Aramark, students recently began collecting unused food from locations such as dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants and farms. Program organizers estimate they will collect enough food to provide several hundred Lexingtonians with a meal each week. The Campus Kitchen group at UK has partnered with the Lexington Senior Center, Catholic Action Center, Hope Center and the Martin Luther King Academy to reach those in need. 

    Additional information can be found at http://news.ca.uky.edu/article/uk-fires-its-campus-kitchen.