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A blog for gardeners in Laurens County

Raymond Joyce

  • To help you stay up on the weather, you should visit the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences weather network. Each station monitors air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, soil temperature at 2, 4, and 8 inch depths, atmospheric pressure, and soil moisture every 1 second. Data are summarized at […]

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  • How to Grow Home Garden Potatoes

    Potatoes are a wonderful and easy vegetable to grow for feeding the family, as well as for sharing with your neighbors. Now is the time to plant potatoes. Below you will find a link to a publication that has information on selecting the right types of potatoes, proper planting, maintenance and troubleshooting problems. Home Garden […]

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  • Time to Prune Your Home Fruit Orchard

    It is time to prune your home fruit orchard. January and February are THE months do this gardening activity. The UGA Extension publication Home Fruit Orchard Pruning Techniques is available by clicking on the link below. Home Fruit Orchard Pruning Techniques Circular

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  • “Save the Honeybee” license plates are now available for Georgia drivers to purchase, thanks to the efforts of the Georgia Beekeepers Association (GBA). “The idea of the honey bee tag had been tossed around for over a decade among members of the Georgia Beekeepers Association, but due to the cost and amount of work it […]

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  • The Georgia Master Gardener Conference will be held on October 19, 2019 at the Museum of Aviation Century of Flight Building, Warner Robins, Georgia. Conference starts promptly at 8:30am. The 2019 Garden Conference is open to all Master Gardeners, Gardeners, Green Industry Professionals and Consumers. Conference Speakers include Dr. Michael Dirr, Professor Emeritus University of […]

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  • I have had several people inquire about Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers also known as Georgia Thumpers. These grasshoppers are currently appearing in plants around the yard and garden. These grasshoppers have many unique characteristics from their size to their inability to fly. I have attached a University of Florida IFAS Extension publication on this grasshopper. UF […]

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  • New Blog for Gardeners in Laurens County

    I am in the process of creating a blog for gardeners in Laurens County. My goal is to provide research based gardening information to subscribers on a weekly basis.

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