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Grow Your Own Vegetable Transplants

Written by Randy Drinkard, Bartow County Extension Agent Have you ever thought about growing your own tomato, pepper or other vegetable plants from seed? Well, if so, now is the perfect time to get started growing your transplants for setting out later this year in the garden. Growing your own…
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Winter Potted Plant Care

As temperatures drop, the amount of care for your winter potted plants increases. Don’t let that scare you, because following these simple tips will ensure you have great color all winter. First, check your pots to ensure that water can drain. If water is pooling in the pots, then it…
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Lewis Banks named 2020 Georgia Outstanding Young Farmer

Lewis Banks of Mansfield, GA was named the 2020 Georgia County Agents Association Outstanding Young Farmer. He and his wife, Brittany, have two small children, Caroline and Brett. Lewis saw an opportunity to make a living operating a sustainable farm by bringing together the farming knowledge passed onto him from…
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Help Your Trees Age Gracefully

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Kevin Sorrow, the Covington City Arborist and the Asst. Public Works Director: Water Resources. He manages the trees that are on all city property. He also assists with the Land Application. In the late 1970s, the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) mandated wastewater…
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Equine Pasture Management

We are in the Fall and now is the time to begin preparing your pasture for next years growing season. Overgrazing, improper fertilization and pH, and lack of weed prevention can all lead to a poor quality pasture with low production of fiber for your equine partner. Start evaluating your…
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Fungus Among Us!

During this time of year where we have periods of daily rain showers and high humidity, there are mushrooms popping up every where. Mushrooms are fascinating and completely harmless if left alone. Mushrooms are the fruiting, reproductive part of a soil borne fungus. The “seeds” of this fungus are produced…
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Home Garden Series Part 3

Summer Garden Recipes Summer time is for fun in the sun, pool parties and vacations, but it is also for enjoying those fresh from the garden fruits and veggies! In the post we will explore some recipes to incorporate the harvest from your summer garden. Cowboy Caviar This is like…
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Home Garden Series Part 2

Common Home Garden Pests and Diseases Just when you think your garden is doing well and you have watered properly, applied the recommended fertilizer and soil amendments, your plants begin to look a little wilted, or yellow. What could possibly be going on? Evaluating and diagnosing issues with your home…
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