Mid-American Gardener

Jim Appleby Shows us How to Make a Critter-Proof Bird Feeder


Jim Appleby returns to the studio to give us some tips on how to make a bird feeder that will keep the critters out!

Click Here to download the full instructions for Jim's Bird Feeder project!

John Bodensteiner schools us on the proper way to grow ginger root...and what you may be doing wrong!

Plus, some information on products that you can use to get rid of spider mites...

And...even more tips from our experts on how to get rid of those pesky fungus gnats!


If you have questions (Be sure to send photos if you have them!), we’ve got you covered. Send questions to yourgarden@gmail.com, or check out our Facebook page and feel free to leave your questions there! We will try to get it answered on an upcoming show or web segment!

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Air Dates and Times

Channel Day Time
WILL-TV, Urbana Thursday 7 pm (live)
  Saturday 11 am (repeat)
WTVP-TV, Peoria Saturday 11:30 am
WEIU-TV, Charleston Sunday 1:30 pm
WSEC-TV, Springfield Saturday 11 am
WQEC-TV, Quincy Saturday 11 am
WMEC-TV, Macomb Saturday 11 am
Lakeshore PBS, Chicago/Northwest Indiana Friday 1 pm

Featured Entry

Looking for garden inspiration? Visit the Idea Garden!

Join us at the Idea Garden in Urbana, Illinois to get inspired! Jennifer Nelson gives us a tour, highlighting maintenance techniques, pest and weed control, ways to keep your annuals in full bloom, and the beauty of vegetable gardening.

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