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Best things: Spring gardening
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Rachel Hendricks tends to just about every type of customer need at Anderson’s Feed and Seed in Walthourville. - photo by Photo by Jen Alexander McCall
The University of Georgia’s online Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture says proper planning is critical to a successful gardening effort, and as cool mornings move more quickly into warm afternoons, gardening enthusiasts are rolling up their sleeves and getting ready to get down and dirty.
Employees at Anderson’s Feed and Seed in Walthourville gave us the top five supplies that local gardeners are stocking up on now.
1. Fruit trees such as apple, plum, peach and pear
2. Vegetable plants of all varieties
3. Pest control products, particularly those that ward off those pesky carpenter bees, which bore holes in wooden eaves
4. Fertilizer – 10-10-10 is an area favorite
5. Bedding flowers — popular varieties include petunias, salvia and celosia, commonly known as cockscomb

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