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Fall is not the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. It is best to wait until late winter, around February or early March. CAES News
Winter Projects
Bleak winter landscapes and cold, uninviting temperatures can try a gardener’s patience. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Earthworms burrow through a compost pile in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
Compost Waste
Resolve to live more sustainably in 2015 by creating a compost pile or bin to help reduce household waste.
Rye and clover grow side by side in a research plot on cover crops at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville. CAES News
No-Till Field Day
Large- and small-scale farmers can learn the latest information about no-till planting at the University of Georgia’s No-Till Field Day, slated for Oct. 23 at Buffalo Creek Straw & Seed Farm in Oglethorpe County.
Spring-flowering shrubs, like this native azalea growing in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia, should be pruned after they bloom. Pruning before they bloom will cut down on the flower show. CAES News
Rearranging Shrubs
Fall and early winter are the best time to relocate large trees and shrubs. Moving established plants from one location to another can change your landscape without costing you money.
While studying soil science at the University of Georgia, Caitlin Hodges learned to judge soils. Soil judging teaches students to identify properties and layers of soils and how to classify the soils and interpret their uses. Hodges' judging skills earned her a trip to South Korea to compete with a national team of students. CAES News
Soil Judging
University of Georgia alumna Caitlin Hodges’ soil-judging skills took her across the globe this summer to South Korea, where she and the U.S. team brought home a first place win in the first-ever International Soil Judging Contest.
A research plot of hairy vetch grows at the University of Georgia Central Research and Education Center in Eatonton, Ga. Hairy Vetch is a winter legume that can be used as a cover crop. It tolerates a wide variety of soils, but UGA Extension specialist Julia Gaskin says "in Georgia, if you plant it, you are going to have it for life.” CAES News
Fall Covers Crops
Home gardeners who plan to give their garden spot a rest this fall can plant seeds now to help next summer’s garden. A University of Georgia expert says planting a cover crop during this fall will add precious soil organic matter and nutrients that will benefit garden soil later.
University of Georgia Fulton County Extension Agent Kisha Faulk answers questions from a resident of the Atlanta Mission during a work day at the mission's garden. CAES News
Community gardening blog
A new online blog has been created to help connect Georgia community gardeners with resources from University of Georgia Extension and The Center for Urban Agriculture.
Squash vine borer larva inside squash vine. CAES News
Modified Organics
To place the certified organic seal on their produce, farmers must follow a strict list of rules. Home gardeners who want to use organic practices can take the first steps by using methods one University of Georgia expert calls “modified organics.”
Small tomato plant growing in a bucket CAES News
Container Gardens
Container gardening is great for beginning gardeners. But remember, all plants need good soil and nutrients, whether they grow in a container or in the ground.