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 arestill in the middle of summer.  But never the less, you should be looking ahead to the fall garden andplanning for it now.  Mercer County Extension Agent for Horticulture Jessica Bessin talks about thefall 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 thisedition of From the Ground Up we will get into the biology behind mosquitos, how theyreproduce, and what it takes to keep them out of your yard with Mercer County Extension horticultureagent 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 andwhat to do if you end up with chigger bites on From the Ground Up with Boyle County extensionhorticulture 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 nothingbetter than a red, ripe juicy tomato picked from your own tomato vines.  On this edition of From theGround Up, we will talk about some of the tips and tricks to successfully grow your own tomatoeswith 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 abumble bee and I don’t want to get stung.  Well don’t fear, those are carpenter bees, they can’t stingyou, but they can do a lot of damage around your home.  We will take the sting out of carpenter beesnext 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.