‘Conversations LIVE’ to discuss end-of-summer gardening tips

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – As summer winds down and gardening’s offseason approaches, watering, weeding and harvesting move to the top of the gardening to-do list, presenting new challenges for the month of September.

On the next installment of WPSU-TV’s ‘Conversations LIVE,’ horticulture educators Tom Butzler and John Esslinger will provide expert tips on how to round out the gardening season. Butzler and Esslinger will join veteran host Patty Satalia for the discussion.

‘Conversations LIVE: Get Your Garden On!’ will air at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 on WPSU-TV, WPSU-FM, WQLN-TV in Erie and online at wpsu.org. The 60-minute show is interactive, taking viewers’ phone calls, emails, and questions via Twitter. Viewers can join the conversation by calling 800-543-8242 during the show, emailing connect@wpsu.org or tweeting @WPSU.

Butzler is a horticulture extension educator in Clinton County with the majority of his responsibilities in vegetable production. He also developed Penn State Extension’s first online beekeeping course, Beekeeping 101.

Esslinger also is a horticulture educator, working with Penn State Extension in northeastern Pennsylvania since 1995. He focuses on the topics of fruit, vegetable and greenhouse production.

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Last Updated September 02, 2014