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Tips From Richard: Cover Crops

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:28am -- WCVE

Plant a cover crop in your vegetable garden. Once you finished with your garden for the fall, a light seeding of winter rye or crimson clover will help protect your soil through the winter. Cover crops not only prevent soil erosion, but they also make the garden an attractive part of the landscape until you’re ready to till it into the soil in late winter.

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Death Comes to Pemberley

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:11am -- WCVE

Six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have prevailed over pride, prejudice, the caddish Mr. Wickam and the frivolous Mrs. Bennet, a coach races up to Pemberley, Darcy’s palatial estate, with an hysterical Lydia shrieking, “Murder!” So continues Jane Austen’s timeless classic, Pride and Prejudice, in Death Comes to Pemberley, a star-studded adaptation of crime-writer P.D. James’ bestselling whodunit.

Tips From Richard: Bring Houseplants Indoors

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:14am -- WCVE

Transition your houseplants to move back indoors for the winter. Hosing off the plant with a gentle spray of water can help clean the leaves and activate insects making them easier to see. Make the move less traumatic by bringing plants in at night and putting them back out during the mild days. In a week they’ll be ready to spend the winter in the warmth of your home. 

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The New Boom: NPR’s Millennials Series

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:48pm -- WCVE

By 2030, the generation known as Millennials -- people who are now between the ages of 18 and 33 -- will outnumber Baby Boomers. Currently there are just as many Millennials as Boomers, and they're making some huge changes in our economy, communication tools, culture and politics. In a month-long series, NPR examines the Millennials’ influence at present and in the future in a multi-platform series directed by the youngest people on NPR’s staff.

Tips From Richard: Plant Fall Bulbs

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:52pm -- WCVE

Daffodils, crocus and tulips are among the most popular bulbs to plant in early October. Since all three of these have different size bulbs, the rule of thumb is to plant bulbs three times deeper than the height of the bulb. Bulbs planted in early fall have time to set roots and get acclimated before going through their cold dormant period of winter. 

Be sure to read Richard’s weekly Garden Q & A in the Saturday Home Section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

True Katydid

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the natural history of the true katydid and how its call suggested the name for an entire group of leafy green insects.

Inspector Lewis Season 7

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:52am -- WCVE

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the beloved Inspector Lewis series. Hathaway has been promoted to inspector after an extended break from the force, and Lewis is enjoying retired life until he’s asked to team up with his old colleague again. With their partnership renewed under altered circumstances, the duo continues to solve crime in the seemingly perfect academic haven of Oxford.