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Pears hang from a tree in a middle Georgia home landscape. CAES News
Home orchards
Growing fruit trees in the home garden can be an enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding experience. However, success takes careful planning and hard work.
Tomato plant with tomatoes in various stages of ripeness CAES News
Tomato pests
Caring for tomato plants can be hard work, but the taste of that first vine-ripened red tomato makes it all worthwhile. Seeing insects like hornworms and aphids devour the fruits of their labor can make home gardeners see red. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Paul Pugliese offers tips for keeping the pests away.
Blueberries sit in baskets at the UGA organic research farm. Photo taken July 23, 2008 in Watkinsville, Ga. CAES News
Frozen blueberries?
With the recent warm winter weather, one of Georgia’s favorite crops, blueberries, could be at risk to freeze damage if a cold snap returns.
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
Pruning tips
Learn proper pruning techniques, what equipment to use and more through up-coming courses on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga.
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
Postpone pruning
As the days get shorter and plants go dormant for winter, many homeowners become anxious to prune their landscapes. For most trees and shrubs, pruning in the fall isn’t the best time.
A canteloupe grows on a vine in a central Georgia backyard garden. CAES News
Safer produce
Outbreaks of listeria monocytogenes are commonly linked to deli meats, hot dogs and soft cheeses made with unpasteurized milk. Recent deaths and illnesses in the U.S. have added fresh cantaloupes from Colorado to that list.
Blueberries sit in baskets at the UGA organic research farm. Photo taken July 23, 2008 in Watkinsville, Ga. CAES News
Blueberries bountiful this season
It’s blueberry time in Georgia, and farmers expect a good season, says a University of Georgia blueberry expert.
"Your Southern Garden" host Walter Reeves. CAES News
Your Southern Garden
“Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves, a regional educational television show, will start its 2011 season April 2, just in time to get Southern gardeners geared up and ready for spring planting.
Canning extra produce can be a great way to stock up on vegetables that may otherwise go bad. Fulton County Extension agent Kisha Faulk also uses canning as a way to save money and get together with friends. CAES News
Beginner gardeners workshop
Beginning gardeners now have a reason to hone their green thumbs. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents in metro Atlanta will hold Garden to Table classes throughout the spring and summer to introduce Georgians to the joys and challenges of growing their own food.