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Agriculture & Natural Resources Updates for Fannin & Gilmer Counties


  • Many gardeners are trying their hand at growing tomatoes this season and many of them have some nice tomatoes that will be ready soon. “What’s wrong with my tomatoes?” is a common question that comes across my desk throughout the summer months. Truth be told, tomato problems may be caused by a myriad of factors, […]

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  • potato

    Though Punxsutawney Phil has predicted 6 more weeks of winter, there are some cool season crops that are coming into season. Potatoes, for example, can be planted as early as four to six weeks prior to the last frost of the season. Last year, the last true frost happened on May 10th but in 2019 the […]

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  • seedlings

    After the holiday season passes, aside from some frigid weather and the occasional chance of snow, it may feel like January doesn’t have much to offer, but the dead of winter can be an active time for gardeners. In fact, throughout January, I find myself eagerly sifting through the mail for proof that we’ve entered […]

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  • Fire Image

    Each winter in North Georgia, plumes of smoke scatter across the mountains, indicating that families are home enjoying a roaring fire in their fireplaces or wood-burning stove. Whether these fires are used as a source of heat or for enjoyment, once the flames die down, a pile of wood ash remains. University of Georgia Cooperative […]

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  • Growing Garlic

    Fall is a great time of year for outdoor activities, and for the discerning gardener, it is the time to plant one of my fall crops – garlic. The name garlic comes to us from the Welsh word garlleg, which is transformed into the English word garlic. Wherever it came from, there can be no […]

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  • The dog days of summer are at their end, and with decreasing temperatures coupled with a good rain, we are steadily moving into my favorite time of year. Autumn is underway, so if you haven’t planted any fall vegetables in your garden, you’re about out of time. September is last call to plant most fall […]

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  • Many gardeners are trying their hand at growing tomatoes this season, and many have some nice tomatoes that will be ready soon.  With all the rain we’ve been having, “What’s wrong with my tomatoes?” is a question that I’ve been fielding a lot lately. Tomato problems may be caused by a myriad of factors, including nutrient deficiencies, diseases, […]

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