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Summer Gardening Show: Caring For Your Veggies And Battling Pests

Japanese beetles devour leaves, left; squash bugs threaten pumpkins, gourds and melons, center; and powdery mildew on zucchini leaves are among the challenges Vermont gardeners are seeing at this time of year.
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Japanese beetles devour leaves, left; squash bugs threaten pumpkins, gourds and melons, center; and powdery mildew on zucchini leaves are among the challenges Vermont gardeners are seeing at this time of year.

Summer has finally given way to warm weather, bountiful blooms and — if you're a gardener — ripening fruits and veggies. But all that growing goodness also means a plethora of pests: worms, beetles, mildew and more. Garden expert Charlie Nardozzi joins Vermont Edition to talk about protecting your fruits and veggies from summer pests, keeping plants healthy and planning for a second planting. 

Broadcast live on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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