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Fruits, veggies, azaleas top 'Gardening' June 25

University of Georgia

Host Walter Reeves offers advice on summer vegetables, melons, peaches and azaleas on "Gardening in Georgia" June 25 on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

"Gardening in Georgia" is produced by GPB and the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It airs each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.

On this week's show, Reeves revisits some vegetables he planted in an earlier show at the UGA Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Ga.

UGA entomologist Dan Horton then shows how tough it is to control insects on peaches. He describes some integrated pest management techniques you can follow in growing backyard peaches. One good tip: get the UGA publication, " 0030 2002 Disease and Insect IPM in the Home Orchard 2799 ."

It's just about watermelon time, and UGA horticulturist emeritus Wayne McLaurin tells about the varieties, planting and culture of melons in your own home garden.

Finally, Reeves tackles the question, "Will a florist azalea survive and produce flowers outside?" You bet, he says -- if you give it special care during the first year after you plant it.

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

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