Mid-American Gardener

Some Helpful Ways to Compost in Your Gardens This Winter


Karen Ruckle and Ella Maxwell return to the studio to give us all kinds of helpful end-of-the-season tips to get ready for winter!

We'll let you in on some helpful tips for mulching your garden this winter using all those leaves you have around your yard!

Karen will tell you what to look out for while shopping for those Poinsettias this holiday season...

Plus, we will introduce you to a couple of products you can use to attempt to rid your house 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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