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Homegrown tomatoes dried in a food dehydrator CAES News
Dried produce
If your home garden “runneth over” with produce, try drying the excess as a healthy snack or nutritional addition to winter soups and sauces. A University of Georgia food safety specialist says it only takes a dehydrator and a little effort.
Living Well logo to accompany FACS column series. CAES News
Vegetable canning
Many people are returning to home canning or starting for the first time. And many are making what could be a deadly mistake. Canning green beans or other vegetables in boiling water instead of under pressure with a properly researched procedure can cost lives.
Members of professional agricultural sorority Sigma Alpha planted a pizza garden at Charles Ellis Elementary School in Savannah, Ga., in March 2010. CAES News
School work
A group of college students spending a weekend at the beach is a common occurrence. Having them take time out from sunbathing to weed a community garden is rare.
Grower comments sought
Georgia vegetable growers can provide feedback on proposed food safety standards March 25 at a special produce safety standard development meeting in Tifton.
Drowning plants
With all of the rain Georgia has gotten this winter, it’s easy to forget the state was ever in extreme drought. But just because the drought is over doesn’t mean water conservation practices should stop. Too much water can be just as bad as not enough for plants.
A UGA horticulture graduate student plants onions at Jim's Farm in Winterville, Ga. CAES News
Georgia gardening 101
Humid weather, high rainfall and nutrient-deficient soils are just a few of the challenges you might face as a gardener new to Georgia. But University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists and agents agree there are also upsides to gardening in the Peach State.
Uneven watering can cause fruit split, as can a combination of low temperature and slow to fast growth due to changing environmental conditions and increased nitrogen application. Split starts small, getting progressively larger as fruit size increases. CAES News
Veggie problems
There is nothing more frustrating than planting a vegetable garden and not producing a substantial crop. Numerous problems can contribute to low yields, but, fortunately, most of them can be avoided.
University of Georgia students and staff and other volunteers learn how to plant onions at a farm in Winterville, Ga., in 2009. CAES News
Bare-root transplants
It harkens back to another era, but you can still buy vegetable transplants that have bare roots. Your local feed and seed may still carry them, particularly if you live in a rural area.
Drip irrigation helps to keep soil and water from splashing on plants leaves, which helps cut down on plant disease. CAES News
Veggie diseases
Georgia’s climate is perfect for growing many vegetables. It’s also the perfect place for plant-destroying diseases. But there are things home gardeners can do to protect their bounty.