plants

7:00pm

Sun February 23, 2014
Health

Growing plants from seed ensures getting what you paid for

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With vegetables readily available at any grocery store, one may forget that growing them at home is even an option. While growing plants from seed takes more time and effort than just buying them, one expert believes that not only is it worth it, but it’s actually easier to do than people may think.

This week on Take Care, Amy Jeanroy talks about the basics of growing plants from seed. Jeanroy, an expert herb gardener and contributor to About.com, has written many books on the subject, including Canning and Preserving for Dummies, 2nd edition.

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4:04pm

Wed December 4, 2013
-Nature of Things

Reading the Message

This archived broadcast was from September 11, 1987. John Weeks talks about the journey across the seasons. He talks about the weather and the different animals and plants that are around during the different seasons.

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12:01pm

Sun June 16, 2013
-Nature of Things

Watching What's Underfoot

John Weeks reveals how he spent his not so typical Fathers Day! He also explains the importance of paying attention to nature.

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8:25am

Fri February 22, 2013
-Nature of Things

Winter Wonders Under This Snow

Much of nature is covered by snow each winter. John Weeks dispels the rumor that the winter landscape without snow is baron and uninteresting.

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11:00am

Tue October 23, 2012
-Nature of Things

Why Do Flowers Bloom When They Do?

Weeks remembers his first encounter with the fall crocus. He talks about how light wavelength effects plant growth and touches on photoperiodism as it relates to the blooming of various plants.

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2:36pm

Mon June 18, 2012
-Nature of Things

The Melting Pot of Nature

John Weeks discusses  the many unique and beautiful local plants that are not native to U.S. soil. Weeks explains the multitude of ways these plants arrived in the Americas. Some came to be used for food (Dandelion), while some came because of their pretty appearance (the Daisy). Others weren't actually meant to be brought here at all.

Originally aired on Jun 22, 1984.

10:47am

Tue April 24, 2012
-Nature of Things

Sight and Sounds of Spring

John Weeks talks about the new blooming flowers and plants of spring and how to fully enjoy the start of the new season.

Originally aired on April 21st, 1989.

10:28am

Tue April 24, 2012
-Nature of Things

Leave the Baby Wildlife Alone

John Weeks talks to listeners about baby wildlife that are left alone during the spring and how we should not worry about them. Weeks explains that departure of the young should not be taken as a sign of abandonment and what to do if you see a wildlife baby animal.

Originally aired on April 26th, 1985.

11:12am

Tue April 17, 2012
-Nature of Things

A World for Roadside Patriarchs

John Weeks discusses plants and trees and the first spurt of spring growth and how the April sunlight affects the blooming buds of the season.

 

Orignally aired on April 22nd, 1988.

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10:38am

Tue April 17, 2012
-Nature of Things

A Visit To Baltimore Woods

John Weeks takes a trip to Baltimore Woods, seeking signs of the upcoming spring season, exploring all kinds of things involved in nature including plants, animals and trees.

 

Originally aired on April 19th, 1985.

10:51am

Tue March 6, 2012
-Nature of Things

The Energy of Spring

John Weeks discusses the beauty of spring and the roots and seeds that influence the many spouting plants of the warm season.

 

Originally aired March 9th, 1989.