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Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Appreciation

On November 15th, 2022, we held our 8th annual Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Appreciation event at the Fayette County Public Library. In Fayette, we currently we have 55 active Master Gardener Extension Volunteers that have served over 4,631 hours so far in 2022 through in-person education events, providing social media…
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Beautiful Fall Color in Fayette

Beautiful fall color is all around us in Fayette County. In addition to maples and oaks, below are a few plantings showing brilliant colors of red, yellow, and orange around our office. If you would like to see these colors in your yard, give us a call and we can…
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This Week in the Fayette County Extension Office

October 17-21, 2022 Below are a few things that came into our office this week. Check around your home and garden to see if you have any of these. If you see something you don’t know, send it our way! Joro Spider This week I had my first Joro spider…
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Garden Tasks to Tackle this Fall

Evaluate your existing plantings: Now is a great time to get outdoors and evaluate your plantings to determine what plants need to be replaced and which plants need to be divided.  Removing old plantings will also help with reducing spots for insects to overwinter, allow for you to put down…
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Have you ever seen a stick insect?

Stick insects are masters at camouflage and you might not know they are in your landscape. If fact, this is the first time in years I have seen one, although they are not uncommon. Stick insects can be over 5 inches in length (with their antennae making up half), are…
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Frost may be coming our way this week

While it may be warm and sunny today, a strong cold front from this past weekend will bring much cooler temperatures to the state this week. We could see an early frost, depending on your location. Consider bringing in any house plants that were put outside for the summer and…
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Fall Vegetable Gardening

Often when we think of our favorite vegetables, summer produce like squash, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers may come to mind. However, for those that love broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, radish, salad greens, and onions, this is your season! If you are looking to start these vegetables from seed, it…
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