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Episode 55: Plants, Pests, and Plates

Episode 55: Plants, Pests and Plates

Tim Kennelty returns with another Good Plant/Bad Plant segment. This time he talks about Ironweed, a great native, pollinator plant known for its purple flowers and impressive height that will add ‘presence’ to any garden. Then, he explains why the invasive Japanese Barberry is not such a good choice for your garden as it creates a great habitat for the white-footed mouse which is known to be a carrier for tick-borne diseases.

Then Jackie Hayden and Dede Terns-Thorpe are back with another segment of Pests and Pathogens. Thís time they discuss a category of blisters, galls, and spots on leaves and trees that are caused by a rust fungus. Learn all about them here!

Finally, we have a new recurring segment called Patch to Plate . Annie Scibienski, a new Master Gardener volunteer, highlights ingredients from the home garden and how they can be used in the home kitchen. In this segment, she features root vegetables and uses them to create Maple-Glazed Carrots and a Hidden Beet pound cake. Yum!

Hosts: Tim Kennelty, and Jean Thomas

Guests: Tim Kennelty, Dede Terns-Thorpe, Jackie Hayden and Annie Skibienski

Photo by: Tim Kennelty

Production Support: Linda Aydlett, Teresa Golden and Annie Scibiencki


Ironweed: Vernonia noveboracensis |; vernonia gigantea; vernonia noveboracensis

Japanese Barberry: japanese barberry acadia; japanese barberry; the invasive japanese barberry

Rust Fungus: stelprdb5342688.pdf ( ; White Pine Blister Rust ( ; Cedar-apple rust and related rust diseases | UMN Extension ; Welcome back black currants: Forbidden fruit making a comeback in New York | Cornell Chronicle ; How to Get Rid of Rust Fungus on Plants ( ; Rust in the flower garden | UMN Extension ; Cedar Apple Rust | NC State Extension Publications ( ; Pine gall rusts | UMN Extension

Root Vegetables (Patch to Plate): Cornell Cooperative Extension | Food Gardening ( ; How to Start a Vegetable Garden | University of Maryland Extension ( ; Disease resistant beet varieties | Cornell Vegetables : Explore Cornell - Home Gardening - Vegetable Growing Guides ; Cornell Cooperative Extension | Recipes ( ; FMNP Consumers | Division of Nutritional Sciences | Cornell College of Human Ecology

Last updated February 15, 2023