Published on 09/04/08

Share a fig on the next “Gardening in Georgia”

Dig into figs, plant mid-sized trees and fix a water hose this week on “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves.”

"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.

Fig fanatic Ray Givan grows dozens of varieties in middle Georgia. The simple way he propagates his plants allows him to share his figs with friends and neighbors. You just need a pot, some dirt and a soft drink bottle.

The most common way to plant a mid-sized tree is when it has been dug and its roots wrapped in burlap. Reeves will show how to install a big kousa dogwood and the steps to help it succeed. Remember this rule: “Right plant. Right place. Right time. Right planting technique.”

Reeves hates waste. A water hose with a little problem shouldn’t be trashed. Reeves will compare different hoses and demonstrate how to repair one.

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

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Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.