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September 3, 2008

Episode #718

Gardening in Georgia

Where Do Vegetables Come From?

If anyone knows where vegetables come form, it would be David Chambers,
manager of Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden at Callaway Gardens. David and
Walter go through a variety of common vegetables and discuss where they
come from and the basics of growing them. Do YOU know the difference
between cauliflower and broccoli plants?

Publication: Vegetable Gardening

Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Lawn

Sometimes you have to get down on your hands and knees to really learn
about a lawn. Walter does just that as he searches for the culprit
killing his St. Augustine grass. It's an insect that can't swim... so
Walter exploits that fact to flush out the perpetrator.

Late Color in Your Garden

Many plants put on their best show in the spring and early summer but
some hold their fire until fall. Leilani Vining in Dawsonville ushers
Walter through her garden and points out her hardy hibiscus and late

Virginia Buttonweed & Crabgrass Control

These two weeds have been voted "Most Likely to Make You Say an Ugly
Word"! Walter manages to restrain himself as he identifies them both AND
teaches how you can control them. Pay attention: both are tough
adversaries in your lawn.

Publication: Ten Steps to a Healthier Lawn