Fred Wiche was a Louisville broadcaster and farmer. Wiche's daily gardening reports on WHAS-TV and radio turned into a cottage industry with newspaper columns, books, calendars, and a lawn and garden exposition.
When his career began 40 years ago, Wiche focused on news, covering the General Assembly and politics as well as anchoring the news.
He was well known for his gardening report. Wiche turned his gardening hobby into a job in 1979 when he became the farm and garden director. His "Gardening Almanac" was a best-seller.