Published on 04/02/09

Tomato time on ‘Gardening in Georgia’ April 11

As the last frost date nears, it’s almost time to plant tomatoes. On the April 11 episode of “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves,” host Walter Reeves visits Bonnie Plant Farms to see how millions of tomato plants are started each spring.

Reeves, a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent and gardening expert, will also show how to make a butterfly garden in a container that will bring butterflies right to your deck or patio.

Viewers will learn all about aphids and their interaction with ants.

"Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across the state each Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and repeats Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

The show is produced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and is supported by a gift from McCorkle Nurseries. Learn more about the show and download useful publications at the Web site

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