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‘Almanac Gardener’ continues through September

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Mike GrayMike Gray hosts "Almanac Gardener" on UNC-TV.

“Almanac Gardener,” featuring North Carolina Cooperative Extension home horticulture experts, continues its season on WUNC-TV through September.

Hosted by Mike Gray, the show appears at noon on Saturdays and repeats at 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Features for upcoming episodes are as follows:

  • May 19: accent plants for shady areas and grafting fruit trees
  • May 26: rain water harvesting and saving money when buying perennials
  • June 16: residential rain gardens and horticultural websites
  • June 23: using vines in the landscape and pruning neglected fruit trees
  • June 30: SEEDS DIG Garden and delicious dishes with fresh North Carolina peaches
  • July 7: right plant for the right location and water irrigation independence
  • July 14: composting for better soil and new ways to prepare fresh tomatoes
  • July 21: culinary herbs and putting the finishing touches on a landscape plan
  • July 28: planting and enjoying a backyard orchard and cool ways to enjoy North Carolina watermelons
  • Aug. 4: seed saving and new blackberry varieties for North Carolina
  • Aug. 11: Durham SEEDS community garden and making a good impression with county fair flower show judges
  • Aug. 18: Kids gardening at school and growing a variety of backyard fruit trees
  • Aug. 25: edible pick-your-own garden at the Durham Farmers Market and protecting backyard streams
  • Sept. 1: starting a backyard chicken flock and fixing North Carolina apples
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