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June 4, 2008

Urban Ag Center

Gardening in Georgia
Agriculture is not just about farmers. In urban Georgia, agriculture is
about caring for a few thousand square feet of lawn or choosing the best
plants for a landscape or using homeowner pesticides properly. Dr. Ellen
Bauske chats with Walter about the Griffin-based Center for Urban
Agriculture as they plant a bed of summer annuals together.

Upside Down Tomatoes

You’ve probably had a crazy neighbor who tried growing tomatoes upside
down in plastic buckets....and then bored you with long tales of how
well it worked. Walter feels a bit adventurous and decides to try it
himself. Despite his initial skepticism, he discovers that it works
pretty well!

Different Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a favorite summer bloomer - and there are a lot of them
from which to choose! Walter brings examples of his favorites, and
explains the difference between lacecap and mophead flower forms.

Soaking Okra Seed

Some vegetable seeds are a bit recalcitrant when it comes to
germinating. Walter says giving okra seed a warm bath first will help
them sprout.