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'Gardening' explains 'five varieties on one tree'
How do you get five apple varieties on one tree? On the Aug. 24 "Gardening in Georgia," host Walter Reeves explores the answer: budding and grafting.

'Gardening in Georgia' airs twice on Saturdays, at noon and 7 p.m., on Georgia Public Television. It's co-produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV.

On the Aug. 24 show, UGA horticulturist Mark Reiger teaches how to bud a tree. "It's not as hard as it sounds," Reeves says.

Later, Reeves shows how he prepares perfect soil in his nurse beds. When plants need extra care or you need a place to hold them, a nurse bed may be the answer. Your plants will prosper there while you decide what to do with them.

Finally, Reeves shows how to trap whiteflies on tomatoes, gardenias and other plants. Just drive a stake into the ground near an infested plant and tack a yellow plastic cup upside down on the end of the stake. Then paint the cup with STP motor oil treatment. Adult whiteflies will be attracted to the yellow and trapped in the goo.

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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