UGA Extension – Franklin County

Blossom End Rot

As we start to get into the heat of the summer one of the biggest concerns of home gardeners is that status of their vegetable gardens especially their tomatoes. I get a number of calls every year what is wrong with my tomatoes. And many times it is that pesky…
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Protecting Georgia’s Pollinators

Many food items, including fresh fruits and vegetables, would never make it to grocery store or farmers market shelves without the help of beneficial insects like honeybees and butterflies. The number of these pollinating insects in the U.S. is declining, and to help, Georgia agricultural experts developed a statewide plan…
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Buying Vegetable Transplants

Many Gardner’s purchase transplants rather than grow their own.  A healthy, strong transplant will recover from the shock of transplanting more quickly and produce higher yields at harvest. Some things to look for in desirable transplants are: Good Color- A transplant with a deep green color could indicate plants have…
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Franklin County 4-H’ers Score Well in State Livestock Judging Contest

Franklin County’s Junior 4-H livestock judging team came away with 2nd place honors. In the 2016 State Livestock Judging Contest. Merrit Eavenson was ranked 5th high individual in the contest, with Lex Turner and Lydia Rolison tying for 1st in the sheep and goats category. Members of the local teams…
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4-H State Archery Match

4-H ARCHERS COMPETE IN STATE CONTEST Franklin County 4-H’ers took aim at the Georgia 4-H indoor archery match held February 27, 2016 at the Georgia National Fair Grounds and Agriculture Center in Perry, Georgia. To complete the contest, each archer shot three arrows each round for a total of 3…
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Soil Testing

Successful lawns, gardens, and crops all start with the same information, a soil test. Farmers and homeowners who take the time to educate themselves about the nutrient and fertility levels of their soil, and to correct problems before they plant, save money and time and ultimately have healthier plants. It…
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