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Growing Ginger and Turmeric at Home

Turmeric and ginger are tropical spices that can be grown at home. Their aromatic flavor is often used in Asian and Indian cuisine, and they are also reported to have medicinal properties. Both plants are grown for their roots, which are dried up and ground into the spices you find…
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Some Small Steps to Greener Living

If you’re looking for ways to be more eco-friendly in 2021, look no further. These days, we are constantly bombarded with information about climate change. In the midst of all the doom and gloom, it can be easy to feel helpless, but there are still things we can do as…
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Pomegranates

Around this time of year, we start to see pomegranates appear on the produce shelves. But did you know that you can grow them at home?  The pomegranate is a large shrub that was domesticated in central Asia nearly 4,000 years ago. It features in many different cuisines and is…
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Renew Your Flower Beds

The fall is a wonderful time of year to work in the garden. With a little effort we can prepare our flowerbeds for a vibrant spring bloom. Now is also an excellent time to dig, relocate, or divide perennials.  Dividing perennials gives them more room to grow, allows you to…
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Pumpkins

October is my favorite month of the year, and one of my favorite things to do is decorate for fall, carve pumpkins, and hand out candy on Halloween. Pumpkins are part of the gourd or cucurbit family, which also includes cucumber, watermelon, squash, and cantaloupe. They are one of the…
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Controlling Pesky Ants in Your Home

We would like to thank Fulton County MGEV Della Spearman for this article on Argentine Ants. Introduction      During the summer months, it seems small brown ants (Argentine ants) want to invade cracks and take over other areas of our homes but they can be controlled. Be aware, they do…
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Prepare Houseplants Now to Bloom Over the Holidays

If you’re like me, you probably hate to throw away those lush poinsettias at the end of the holiday season. If you’ve managed to keep your holiday plants throughout the summer, the good news is that you can typically coax them into reblooming with a little help. Here are some…
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Weeds

What is a weed? We typically think of a weed as “a plant out of place.” By this definition, that could apply to any plant in an undesirable location. A volunteer corn seedling in a field of soybeans is a weed. A bermudagrass runner in your flowerbed is a weed….
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