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  • It has been amazing seeing all the blooming azaleas around Moultrie the last couple of weeks.  Gardeners can keep their azaleas looking great by doing some of these tips. When do I fertilize my azaleas? This is an excellent question.  Apply fertilizer just after flowering. On spring-flowering cultivars, a second application of fertilizer can be…

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  • Home potato production can be fun and rewarding.  They are easy to grow and you can share them with all your neighbors. To have a successful crop the homeowner must provide good soil, ample water, and proper fertilization. Let’s discuss some important keys to successful potato production. How do I prepare the seed potatoes? Potatoes…

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  • Published on 02/01/23 By Elmer Gray As January transitions to February, few of us are thinking about mosquitoes and the multitude of problems they can cause when spring arrives. But with January rain totals well above normal across the Southeast, it is a good time to take inventory of where standing water is holding and what…

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  • By Alicia Holloway It’s almost that time of year again: January is the month for seed catalogs galore. Seed catalogs are the embodiment of possibility, a chance for gardeners to envision the ever-elusive perfect garden. It is one of my favorite times in the garden year. This year, most of us could use something sunshiny to…

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  • By Emily Cabrera The winter months are a great time for gardeners to start catching up on projects they have postponed or to begin planning crop rotations and ordering seeds for the upcoming year. One of the most critical steps to ensuring a productive growing season is to test and prepare the soil, as it will…

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  • The last couple of weeks, I have received numerous questions and pictures from concerned citrus growers about the impacts of the cold weather on their trees. Below are few tips from Jake Price, UGA Citrus Agent about the impacts of the cold weather on citrus and how to manage these challenges. What is happening with…

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  • Below is a post from the UGA Urban Ag Website a few years ago. Cold Protection of Citrus in Georgia An important consideration when growing any type of citrus plant in Georgia is cold protection. Young citrus plants, even the most cold hardy types, cannot withstand freezing temperatures as well as more mature, bearing trees.…

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  • I hope everybody is staying warm and going to have a Merry Christmas. Below is the forecast for the Moultrie area for the next few days. Below are a few words from Pam Knox, UGA Climatologist. While a lot of the hype on social media this week (at least among meteorologists) has been the potential…

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  • By Amanda Budd The Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia recently announced the 12 2022 Classic City Award winners from 400 entries this year. Each year, Trial Gardens staff plant and evaluate ornamental plant varieties sent to them by breeders around the world. This year, the Trial Gardens team planted trial subjects between April 15 and May 15. Over…

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  • Cover crops is a hot topic in agriculture. Cover crops can be an important component to any home garden. They are used for various reasons, including building the soil, controlling soil erosion, and limiting the initiation and spread of certain diseases and insects in the soil. Lets discuss some things to consider about cover crops…

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