‘Gardening’ tricks

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaShow host Walter Reeves examines a seed packet, compares rotarytillers, prepares a lawn for drought and deadheads rhododendronson “Gardening in Georgia” May 28 on Georgia Public Broadcasting.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by GPB and the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Itairs each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.Reeves will explore the wealth of helpful gardening informationon the back of a tiny seed packet. He shows how to understand therecommended hardiness zones, planting dates, days to maturity andother information.He demonstrates how to use self-propelled, front-tine and handytwo-cycle tillers. Then he describes how a few simple tools canhelp you measure the water your sprinkler applies. He tells howto mow your lawn at just the right height, too, and how tocalibrate your fertilizer spreader.Finally, Hank Bruno of Callaway Gardens shows Reeves how to twistthe faded blooms from the branch tips of rhododendrons. Thissimple trick can multiply your plants’ blooms next spring.last_img