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Growing Broccoli

One of the fastest growing vegetables (in popularity, that is) in recent years has been broccoli. Although this delectable food has been farmed for many years, it has only recently become popular in the American diet. Much of this can probably be attributed to its use on salad bars in restaurants, which has exposed many people to broccoli for the first time.

Houseplant Help

Beautiful houseplants can add color and charm to any household. But providing the optimum growing conditions can often be a challenge for even the best of gardeners.

Growing Pansies

The flower most often planted in the fall by Georgia gardeners is the pansy. The main reason pansies are so popular is the fact they provide a colorful floral display for almost 6 months during the fall, winter and spring. Few other bedding plants can perform as well in the landscape.

Growing Herbs

 Growing herbs in southern gardens is simple and rewarding. Herbs provide seasonings for food, pleasant fragrances and interest to landscapes. A wide variety of herbs grow well in Georgia with its hot, humid summers and fluctuating winter temperatures.
What Are Herbs?

Growing Onions in the Home Garden

There are many different varieties of onions that you can grow in your garden.


Green bunching--Crystal Wax, Eclipse, Evergreen Bunching, White Portugal, Beltsville Bunching (42 - 55 days to maturity)

Dry onions--Crystal Wax, Grannex 33, Grano 502, Sweet Vidalia, (bulb-type), Sweet Georgia '(100 - 120 days to maturity)


Both can be planted January 1 - March 15 (Spring), Green Bunching - September 1 to December 31 (Fall), Bulb-types - October 10 - November 10.

Growing Rutabagas

Rutabaga, or Swedish Turnip, Brassica napobrassica, as a member of the mustard family, is related to cabbage and cauliflower. It probably originated in the Middle Ages from a cross of turnip and cabbage, but it differs from the common turnip in several respects.

Growing Gourds

GOURDS are one of the oldest crops on record. They have been used as ornaments, dippers, water jugs, household containers, bird houses and others. The Luffa (dishrag gourd) has a number of possible uses. It has been used in oil filters, upholstery, life preservers, hats and as a dish cloth. In the immature state it can be eaten and is often called vining or running okra. Other types of gourds may be sold as vegetable spaghetti, healing squash or