Mid-American Gardener

The Secrets of a Thriving Summer Garden


This week on Mid-American Gardener, Shane and Chuck visit us in the studio to share their secrets on how to keep your summer garden happy and healthy!

First, Chuck gives us valuable insights into the ideal growing conditions and maintenance techniques for growing both asparagus and rhubarb. Shane then offers one of his favorite alternatives to hostas: brunnera. This perennial adds variety, texture, and color to shade gardens. He also explains chlorosis, the causes and symptoms, and more importantly, ways to amend and correct your soil to ensure healthy foliage. We also discuss the best lightweight, durable garden hoses.

Whether you're a seasoned green thumb or just starting out, tune in this week for helpful tips and lighthearted conversation. As always, if you’ve got any questions for our panelists or suggestions for gardens or greenhouses that we should visit, please send us an email at yourgarden@gmail.com com, or you can find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Episode 1234 - May 18, 2023

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

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