Published on 04/03/08

Gardening in Georgia returns to the air

“Gardening in Georgia” kicks off the 2008 season with tomatoes, bluebirds, seed germination and raised beds. “Gardening in Georgia,” with show host Walter Reeves premieres April 9.

The show geared just for Georgia gardening conditions airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Wednesday at 7 p.m. and beginning April 16 will repeat Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Reeves visits Bonnie Farms Tomato Greenhouse in Alabama, where many plants, including Big Boy tomatoes, are grown and shipped to be consumed on your table.

Building Bluebird boxes, while tangling on the tongue, is something Cory Croft at Callaway Gardens knows all about. He shows Reeves how to build this beautiful bird’s home.

Figuring out whether or not old seeds still germinate is no longer tricky. Reeves demonstrates an easy way to test old seeds for viability.

Toiling in the garden can easily tire our backs out, especially stooping to weed or plant. Reeves creates a waist-high raised bed that allows for easy access to keep gardening time productive and pain-free.

“Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPB.

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