Now that the spring light at the end of the wintery tunnel can be seen, it is time to turn our thoughts toward the garden. WKNO-TV will help the community do just that with a new primetime special – The Family Plot Re-Potted: Gardening Through the Seasons.

The Family Plot Re-Potted will feature spring rose care with Master Rosarian Jimmy Moser; fresh tomato recipes with Extension Agent Natalie Owens; tips on saving seeds with Suzy Askew from Lichterman Nature Center; making a hypertufa garden planter with Master Gardener Genie Ashworth; and closing down the vegetable garden for the winter with Haywood County Extension Agent Walter Battle.

“You don’t have to be a master gardener to watch The Family Plot” said host Dr. Chris Cooper, UT Extension Service’s Horticulture Agent and Coordinator for the Master Gardener Program. “We have tips and features that appeal to all gardening levels. And we have fun. I can’t wait to get back in the dirt.”

“We are committed to producing local programming that will enhance the quality of our community,” said Michael LaBonia, WKNO President & CEO. “There appears to be a wave of people getting back to farmers markets, purchasing locally-grown food and planting their own gardens. This show is a great way to help Mid-Southerners get started gardening or get help with their current lawns and gardens.”

The weekly series The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South returns to WKNO on March 14 and will air Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on Channel 10. It also airs Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. on WKNO2, available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Channel 910.

Production funding is provided by Good Winds Landscape and Garden Center and International Paper Foundation.

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