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Be picky about soil on “Gardening in Georgia”

By Kristen Plank
University of Georgia

Pick potting soil, prune maples and whip worms on the next “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves” April 30 and May 3.

"Gardening in Georgia" airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Using the wrong potting soil could be detrimental to your houseplants. Show host and Georgia gardening guru Walter Reeves along with Steve Jarahian from Fafard Soils show how to unearth the best soils.

Caterpillars can wreak havoc on cabbage, broccoli and collard plants. Reeves shows how to keep these creatures from ruining crops.

Hank Bruno shows how to keep your Japanese maple looking full and beautiful with pruning techniques at Callaway Gardens.

“Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB. It's supported by McCorkle Nurseries and the Georgia Urban Agriculture Council.

Learn more about the show and download useful publications at the Web site www.gardeningingeorgia.com.

(Kristen Plank is a student writer with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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