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Fall Gardening 2017

Published on 08/31/2017

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers fall gardening advice through this year's Fall Gardening 2017 packet. These articles are written specifically for Georgia gardens, from novice to advanced 'green thumbs.' For more help on specific topics, contact your local UGA Extension agent or read the UGA Extension publications at http://extension.uga.edu/publications.html.



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Cabbage Cabbage Published on 08/31/2017
Landscape Landscape Published on 08/31/2017
Compost bin Compost bin Published on 08/31/2017
Kale Kale Published on 05/14/2015
Young Farmer at Market Young Farmer at Market Published on 02/10/2015
Organic lettuce Organic lettuce Published on 11/07/2014
2C47 Driggers Farm Driggers Farm Published on 09/12/2013
Beets in garden Beets in garden Published on 06/02/2012
Green beans Green beans Published on 06/02/2012
Farmers Market Stand Farmers Market Stand Published on 05/31/2012
Homegrown food Homegrown food Published on 02/24/2011
Collard greens Collard greens Published on 08/19/2010
Farmers market Farmers market Published on 07/22/2010
Lettuce - watering Lettuce - watering Published on 02/19/2010
Cabbage

A cabbage plant thrives in the Healthy Life Community Gardens in Griffin, Georgia.

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Landscape

Home landscapes typically include a collection of plants that are the homeowner's personal favorites. University of Georgia Extension experts say before buying and installing plants, make sure you select the proper place. Plants who prefer shade will not perform well in a sunny spot and a plant that will eventually grow to be tall and wide will not do well in a small confined space.

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Compost bin

To maintain a healthy compost pile, you need to maintain the proper moisture level. Compost organisms need water to survive and function at their best. Inadequate water will inhibit the activities of compost organisms, resulting in a slower compost process. If the pile is too moist, water will displace air and create anaerobic conditions. The moisture level of a compost pile should be roughly 40 to 60 percent.

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Kale

Kale is being researched on the UGA Tifton Campus.

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Young Farmer at Market

A new grant-funded collaboration between the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Fort Valley State University, AgSouth Farm Credit and Georgia Organics will provide training to beginning farmers in Georgia to help them build their farms into sustainable and profitable businesses.

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Organic lettuce

Lettuce, a high-value cash crop, was among the highest yielding crops in a University of Georgia organic trial incorporating cover crops into a high-intensive crop rotation model at a UGA farm in Watkinsville, GA. The crop yielded a net return of over $9,000 per acre over the three-year study period.

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Driggers Farm

Farmer Walter Driggers of Collins, Ga., displays a bunch of collard greens grown on his farm.

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Beets in garden

Beets grow in a Spalding County, Ga., garden.

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Green beans

Green beans grow in a Spalding County, Ga., garden.

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Farmers Market Stand

Fresh vegetables at a vendor stand at the Athens Farmers Market in Athens, Ga.

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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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Collard greens

Collard greens grow in a garden in Butts Co., Ga.

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Farmers market

Produce on sale at the 2010 Athens Farmers Market.

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Lettuce - watering

Drip irrigation helps to keep soil and water from splashing on plants leaves, which helps cut down on plant disease.

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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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