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Spring Garden 2012

Published on 02/10/2012 Welcome to the 36th annual Spring Garden Packet from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. These articles are written to provide home gardeners with research-based information that will gardening less stressful and more successful. For more information, contact your local UGA Cooperative Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1. Now, go dig in the dirt!

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Veggie Sunshine

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Veggie Sunshine Published on 01/25/2010

Azaleas

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Azaleas Published on 01/15/2010
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Companion planting

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Companion planting Published on 01/15/2010

Privet

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Privet Published on 11/20/2009

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Fresh vegetables Fresh vegetables Published on 09/05/2011
Atlanta Mission Garden 4 Atlanta Mission Garden 4 Published on 05/25/2011
Atlanta Mission Garden 3 Atlanta Mission Garden 3 Published on 05/25/2011
Atlanta Mission Garden 2 Atlanta Mission Garden 2 Published on 05/25/2011
Atlanta Mission Garden 1 Atlanta Mission Garden 1 Published on 05/25/2011
Black-eyed Susan Black-eyed Susan Published on 02/25/2011
Bug-bitten basil Bug-bitten basil Published on 02/25/2011
Ornamental peppers Ornamental peppers Published on 02/25/2011
CSA box CSA box Published on 02/25/2011
Peppers Peppers Published on 02/25/2011
Tomato Tomato Published on 02/25/2011
Radish Radish Published on 02/25/2011
Ornamental grass Ornamental grass Published on 02/24/2011
Yellow squash Yellow squash Published on 02/24/2011
Seed catalogs Seed catalogs Published on 02/24/2011
Homegrown food Homegrown food Published on 02/24/2011
Water garden Water garden Published on 07/20/2010
Yard art Yard art Published on 05/20/2010
Tomatoplants Tomatoplants Published on 04/15/2010
Sod Sod Published on 03/18/2010
Roswell Farmers Market - herbs Roswell Farmers Market - herbs Published on 02/25/2010
Roswell Farmers Market - basil Roswell Farmers Market - basil Published on 02/25/2010
Cucumber split Cucumber split Published on 02/19/2010
Lawn mower Lawn mower Published on 02/19/2010
Fresh vegetables

Fresh vegetables grown organically by an Elijay, Ga., farmer

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Atlanta Mission Garden 4

A resident of the Atlanta Mission installs tomato plants at the mission's garden.

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Atlanta Mission Garden 3

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.

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Atlanta Mission Garden 2

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Atlanta Mission Garden 1

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Louise Estabrook (center) and UGA Master Gardener Jim Hinkle (far right) help residents at the Atlanta Mission install plants in the mission's garden.

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Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susans win the 2011 gold medal for annuals. The happy flowers do well in large groupings or in the center of flowerbeds.

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Bug-bitten basil

Humans aren't the only ones who like summer produce. Here, a basil plant finds its leaves a little more holey after being munched on by insects.

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Ornamental peppers

Ornamental peppers grow in many colors - from white to purple - in the UGA Horticulture Trial Gardens in Athens, Ga.

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CSA box

Community supported agriculture is one way to get fresh produce without having to plant a garden. Memberships in a CSA means a farmer gets guaranteed income, and customers get fresh vegetables weekly. Above is an example of a CSA box.

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Peppers

Peppers, whether hot or sweet, can be a great addition to any home garden.

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Tomato

Tomatoes are the stars of many home gardens.

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Radish

Radishes are one of the easier vegetables to grow for beginning gardeners.

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Ornamental grass

A new ornamental grass University of Georgia plant breeder Wayne Hanna released is well-suited for Georgia's climate. Below Atlanta, it's a perennial.

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Yellow squash

A yellow squash matures on the vine of a squash plant growing in Butts County, Georgia.

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Seed catalogs

An assortment of seed catalogs

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Homegrown food

University of Georgia horticulturist Bob Westerfield is shown harvesting string beans in a research garden plot on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga.

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Water garden

A yellow koi swims in a backyard water garden

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Yard art

Yard bird art adorns a theme garden at the Georgia Research and Education Garden on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga.

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Tomatoplants

Tomato plants in pots at various sizes

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Sod

Rolls of sod

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Roswell Farmers Market - herbs

An herb vendor at the Riverside Farmers Market in Roswell, Ga., displays her selection - and includes information on how to use the herbs she sells. Aug. 1, 2009.

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Roswell Farmers Market - basil

Vendors at the Riverside Farmers Market in Roswell sell a variety of produce, including basil and tomatoes. Aug. 1, 2009.

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Cucumber split

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.

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Lawn mower

James Worley maintains turfgrass with a mower at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Griffin, Ga., July 26, 2005.

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Formerly referred to as FACES, our media newswire continues to feature stories from the CAES news team relating to family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences, as well as UGA Extension news.

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