Episode 2804

Volunteer Gardener

August 01, 2019

Season 28 | Episode 04

On Nashville Public Television's Volunteer Gardener, Tammy Algood discovers how technology has made remarkable improvements in the cotton industry. She visits with a cotton grower in Humboldt Tennessee. Sheri Gramer gets a glimpse of life just after the Civil War in an heirloom orchard at historic Carter House in Franklin. Troy Marden discusses the culture and cross-breeding in native azaleas.

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Cotton Production on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Cotton Production

New pickers can accomplish multiple tasks in a single pass. Tammy Algood discovers how technology has made improvements in cotton production

Heirloom Orchard at Carter House on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Heirloom Orchard at Carter House

M.B Carter kept a journal with information about his post-Civil War orchard and vegetable garden. Under the guidance of Carter House advisers and the assistance of the Williamson County TN Master Gardener's Association (WCMGA), a representative heirloom orchard has been planted and is thriving.

Native Azaleas on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Native Azaleas

Troy Marden talks about the culture and the wide variety of bloom colors of native azaleas.