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Seed Starting

February is a great time to start seeds indoors. Vegetable garden favorites, such as tomatoes and peppers, do best when they are transplanted into the garden instead of directly seeded. Save money by raising your own transplants from seed. You will also have a much larger selection of varieties available…
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Pruning: Out with the Bad, in with the Good!

If’ you’ve been putting off pruning that overgrown pear tree until the perfect moment, well I’m here to tell you that moment has finally arrived!  Late winter is the best time to prune as plants are dormant and can definitely handle a much needed “haircut”, if you will.  However, not…
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Winter Weather Damage

It’s the time of year that we often encounter dips in temperature. These cold snaps and winter storms can be a problem for our sensitive landscaping plants which may or may not be able to survive these events. Depending on how cold it gets, what species are in your yard,…
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Christmas Greenery

While some opt for the ease of an artificial tree and greenery that can be used year after year and passed down to kids and grandkids, there is just something about a real tree and fresh cut greenery that brightens up the home at Christmas. Native trees such as pines…
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Something Stinky This Way Comes…

The cooler weather is going to send insects scrambling for warm, safe places to spend the winter. Unfortunately for us, our houses are exactly what these bugs are looking for. One of the peskiest invaders is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). This bug was introduced from Asia most likely…
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9/28 Friday Free For All!

Happy Friday, everyone!  Here’s some upcoming fun stuff we’ve got going on in Fulton County: 1. Our Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are speaking about Fall Vegetable Gardening at 1pm at the College Park Library this Saturday, 9/29. 2. We will be out and about at the Streets Alive Festival with…
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Fall Caterpillars

Caterpillars can often be garden pests throughout the summer, but many of the species we see in the fall have no effect on our crops.  In fact, some look like they popped right out of a surreal painting and turn into even more beautiful butterflies and moths. Though they may…
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Friday Free For All!

Happy Friday everyone! My Friday Free for All posts will contain a summary of all of Fulton County’s upcoming programming across all program areas.  Come and see us while we’re out and about! Our SNAP-Ed team will be at the 360 Healthfest at Greenbriar Mall this Saturday, September 21st.  For…
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