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  • Mr. Kichler, can I plant one muscadine vine? This is an excellent question. Muscadine varieties are broken into four categories: two based on fruit color (black or bronze), and two based on flower type: perfect flowered (self-pollinating) and female. If you plan to grow only one vine, it can be black or bronze, but it…

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  • Springtime is in the air and everybody gets excited about gardening. Tomatoes are a popular vegetable in everybody’s garden. Tomatoes do best in a sunny location that receives at least eight hours of sunlight each day The first thing a gardener should do is get a soil test. It is just a guess unless you…

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  • One of my favorite fruits is figs. They are easy to grow and taste great. Figs are relatively pest-free but there are a couple of things such as fig rust and nematodes to watch out for. Although nitrogen is usually the only needed plant nutrient, other nutrients may be lacking in some areas. A soil…

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  • Centipede lawns are ideal for homeowners who want a low-maintenance, great-looking lawn. County agents often do not receive calls from homeowners when their lawns look great.  I get calls when things are not so good.  Let’s discuss some common questions about centipede lawns. When do I apply fertilizer to my centipede? Good question. I would…

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  • By Sameeka Prabath Rajamani From beetles to butterflies, pollinators are a beautiful and integral part of nature. And these tiny creatures may be more economically important to agricultural and ecological systems than previously thought. In a recent project by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, economist Sharon Kane and plant protection expert Becky Griffin have put together…

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  • Home Peach Tips

    Everybody loves a great home grown peach. Peaches can be a challenge so lets touch on some common questions I receive from the home peach orchard. How do I control the worm in my peaches? Plum curculio is the worm in the wormy peach county agents often receive questions about. Plum curculio are small weevils,…

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  • This time of year, muscadines are on everybody’s mind. Muscadines are ideal for backyard gardens because they are easy to produce They are truly a fruit for the South. Questions such as when to prune are fertilize come from muscadine enthusiasts. Let’s go over some key points about home muscadine production. How do you prune…

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  • The weather this week is going to be interesting. The National Weather Service is forecasting a couple of nights in the lower to middle 20s for the middle part of the week and the cold weather will be back on Saturday.  The drought monitor that was released last Thursday (January 11, 2024) indicates no drought…

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  • UGA Native Plants – Wildflowers Delaplane, K. (2013). Bee Conservation in the Southeast (Publication No. B 1164). University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Holm, H. (2017). Bees: An identification and native plant forage guide. Pollination Press LLC. https://www.pollinationpress.com/store/p7/bees.html Lee-Mäder, E., Fowler, J., Vento, J., & Hopwood, J. (2016). 100 plants to feed the bees. The Xerces…

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  • By Faith Peppers Cool fall days are still a few weeks away, but there’s much to do in the garden to get ready for the change of seasons. “Fall is fabulous for most plants,” said Georgia gardening guru Walter Reeves, a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent and an author and radio and television…

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