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Fall And Winter Gardening With Debra Knapke

Oct 16, 2020
Fall vegetables at a market including pumpkin and squash.
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This episode originally aired on Oct. 8, 2020.

If you've been relying on gardening to stay sane in 2020, fall and winter might have you feeling down. But don't worry, there is always something to do in the garden.

Gov. Mike DeWine says no one knows how long the coronavirus pandemic will continue in Ohio, but he compares the current moment to "halftime." The governor is sounding a pessimistic warning as the state heads toward colder months, saying the average number of new cases is up and positivity has increased.

Fall And Winter Gardening With Debra Knapke

Oct 8, 2020
Fall vegetables at a market including pumpkin and squash.
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If you've been relying on gardening to stay sane in 2020, fall and winter might have you feeling down. But don't worry, there is always something to do in the garden.

For many parts of the United States this winter has been one of the warmest on record. In fact, as the climate heats up, winters are warming faster than any other season. We recently asked how people around the country are seeing the effects of this in their everyday lives. Here's a sample of what we heard back.

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Winters are warming faster than other seasons across much of the United States. While that may sound like a welcome change for those bundled in scarves and hats, it's causing a cascade of unpredictable impacts in communities across the country.

Temperatures continue to steadily rise around the globe, but that trend isn't spread evenly across the map or even the yearly calendar.

Winter Gardening

Jan 23, 2020

It’s wet and cold outside with only occasional rays of sunshine, but that’s the perfect time to start daydreaming about a bountiful garden—one that’s bursting with colorful flowers and ripe with healthy fruits and vegetables.

Xianming Shi first thought of using biotechnology to derive de-icer additives out of agricultural waste materials several years ago.
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It's no secret that road salt is not very sustainable. States like Ohio are looking for greener alternatives, like "BEET HEET," a de-icer made with the vegetable.

Seven months since the Memorial Day tornadoes left a path of devastation across the Miami Valley, some residents in Old North Dayton are struggling to return to normal and many homes that suffered damage in the storm remain covered with tarps or sit in disrepair.

After the Memorial Day tornado outbreak, many Old North Dayton residents donated to their neighborhood association instead of giving to regional or national groups such as the Red Cross or the Dayton Foundation.

Snow on highway
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Central Ohio is seeing unseasonably frigid weather as a wave of arctic air blankets the Midwest.

Temperatures were nearly 20 degrees early Tuesday morning. Commuters were also battling the first snowy conditions of the season after 3 inches of snow fell on some parts of Central Ohio.

Fall And Winter Gardening

Oct 28, 2019
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Fall yard chores often include cleaning up the garden, but Ohio’s Garden Sage Debra Knapke gardeners should think twice about what they take away.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, Debra Knapke joins us for fall gardening tips and insights. 

Guests:

  •  Deb Knapke, Ohio's Garden Sage, author, teacher and blogger

Bugs With Mark Berman

Jan 24, 2019
Mark Berman

In the wintertime, there are fewer insects out and about, invading your pantry or biting your ankles.

Why? In the winter they do something similar to hibernation. They diapause, burrowing deep into the earth or into foliage to survive the colder months.

Today on All Sides, the insects of winter.

 

Winter Gardening in Central Ohio

Jan 3, 2019
A snow covered almond tree
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It's winter, and that means you think there's not much left to do in your garden. Ohio's Garden Sage Debra Knapke, however, disagrees. 

As we settle into the ice, snow and cold temperatures of winter, what can we do to prepare for the next planting season? Today on All Sides, winter gardening and more with planting expert, Debra Knapke.

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No matter the adage or that the calendar tells us spring has sprung, March is still roaring like a lion on both sides of the country. On Wednesday, the West Coast braced for potential mudslides and flooding following heavy rain, and much of the East Coast dealt with a major snowstorm.

Snow on highway
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The first day of spring is bringing a Winter Weather Advisory in Central Ohio. And while the snow begins to come down, legislators in an Ohio House committee will be considering a new way to remove ice from the roads - using the byproduct of fracking

Bugs Bugs Bugs

Feb 2, 2018
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Summer's over and winter is here but that doesn't mean we're done with our flying, crawling, eight legged friends.

Join us for a look into the world of insects and arachnids as fall heads into winter. Learn how bugs stay warm in the winter and get tips on preventing uninvited insect guests from showing up to your holiday party.

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