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2017 Bee Report – Family Plot

– We love talking about bees, Mr. David. You know that. – You gotta have bees for your gardens. You gotta have bees for harvest time. No bees, no squash. No bees, no pumpkins. – There he goes. Bees are that important for sure. What do you have for us today on the table? – […]

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Q&A – My 8 foot dogwood trees don’t have a trunk. Why?

I planted some dogwood trees three or four years ago. My dogwoods are about eight feet tall now, but they don’t have a trunk or base, just long limbs. What’s wrong? And this is from Melvin in Senatobia, Mississippi, so we appreciate that, Mr. Melvin. So, Tonya, the dogwoods are eight feet tall now, but […]

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Fruit Tree Planting Tips – Family Plot

All right, Mr. D., let’s talk a little bit about planting fruit trees. What do we need to start with that? Is this the time of year to be doing that? – This is the time of year to be really getting involved in planting fruit trees. It’s not the time of year to stick […]

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Q&A – What is this weed in my lawn?

This plant is growing in my lawn. What is it and how do I kill it? Good picture there. Folks, that would be Virginia button weed. It is a difficult, difficult weed to control. As you can see, it grows pretty low. Prostrate to the ground. Produces by seed, root fragment, and it’s a perennial, […]

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Spirea – Family Plot

Now let’s talk about spirea. – Yes. – What do we need to know about planting spirea? – Spirea likes well-drained soil. – OK, well-drained soil, right. – But it’s really not particular about where it’s planted. – OK. – So, but it doesn’t want to be in boggy wet feet. – (Chris) OK. – […]

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Marinated Garbanzo Bean Salad – Family Plot

So Summer Celebration is right around the corner, Sarah. So you want to tell the folks a little bit about it? – Sure, Summer Celebration is an annual event we have at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, Tennessee, the second Thursday of July every year, rain or shine. – Rain or […]

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Fall and Winter Flowers — Family Plot

– All right Joellen, Fall is coming. – [Joellen] Yes. – Okay, we want Fall color in our gardens, so where should we start? – Well the first thing you think of in Fall is mums or chrysanthemums. – [Voiceover] Yes, okay. – And they’re gonna be the first for sale starting in September, they’ll […]

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Cleaning Garlic – This Week In the Garden

– Once garlic has actually been cured for three to four weeks, somewhere in a dry spot out of the sun, it will look kind of like this. And the easiest way to go through and clean it is actually to cut off the top, and then cut off the roots, because you need to […]

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Nursery Plant Selection — Family Plot

All right Walt, See all of these lovely plants we have on the table here. So, how do we go about picking a good plant? Well.. Because you know folks are anxious to get out there and start picking these plants so they can get them in their garden. So, let’s help them out. Okay. […]

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