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  • Since the 4th of July is right around the corner I thought this article was fitting. Use this article to impress your friends and family while you are enjoying a seedless watermelon, and watching your uncle try not to blow his fingers off with bottle rockets.

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  • Certain problems in the yard or garden are easy to determine.  Tomato hornworm or corn earworm are very easy to spot and so is the damage.  There are several types of insects out there that cause damage that seem to be almost “invisible”  Looking the Hydrangeas by my back porch i noticed they looked fried…

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  • I feel like we have gotten more soil samples than normal this year. I hope this means that people are actually paying attention to my recommendations.

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  • When planning your garden you need to know what to plant, when to plant it and especially, how much to plant? 

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  • After the wether this past weekend I thought it may be a good idea to talk about critical temperatures for fruiting trees and plants typically grown in our home gardens.

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  • I know it sounds pretty simple, but it is probably the thing that is most often done improperly. 

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  • Time flies when you’re having fun, but it’s hard to believe that it is time to think about planting Irish potatoes in middle Georgia. Generally, gardeners can plant potatoes when the soil temperature reaches 45 degress F, but potatoes germinate and emerge when the soil temperature gets about 50 degrees F.  This is usually around…

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  • Since now is a good time to plant fruit trees, bushes or vines I thought it would be good to tell everyone about fruit that are fairly easy to grow in Georgia.  We can grow just about anything in Georgia, but we can’t grow everything without having to use products to control, insects, diseases, weeds…

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  • County Agents receive hundreds of calls about all of the weeds that decide to “pop up” and start flowering in spring.  Well now is the time to do something about it.  The weeds that we see flowering in lawns in the early spring are what we refer to as winter annuals.  This means that they…

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  • Soil Sampling

    Summer is over but there are plenty of chores that can be done in the yard. One very immprtant one is soil sampling. If you get a soil sample in the fall you will have time to adjust youur pH and be ready for spring growth.

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