Sheri Gramer is a newcomer to bamboo, so she seeks expert advice at Almaville Bamboo Company in Almaville, TN. Proprietor Chris Buker explains how bamboo is an economical way to create a privacy screen which is pest-free, low maintenance, grows in poor soil conditions, and offers the height that shrubs and trees do not. For more information, abcbamboo.com.
Our plant container guru, Annette Shrader, seized the opportunity to create a unique planter when she spotted a large hollow log floating in the lake during a fishing trip. Follow along as she plants it up with colorful Sempervivum that will be ideal for the final spot this planter will land on the edge of the carport. It turned into an eye-catching succulent display.
Many Tennessee farmers say hemp production isn't living up to the hype. Pests, diseases, the space needed for conventional drying, and finding a buyer are some of the challenges. Sheri Gramer visits Allenbrooke Farms in Maury County TN to find out about the first year of hemp production.
Tammy Algood tours the very productive cherry orchard at Forgie's Fruit Farm. While there are challenges to growing cherries in the South, choosing the right varieties that are proven to perform well is the key. Growing tips and ways to keep the crop protected from birds is also discussed.