One major step towards success in a community or school garden is to start with varieties that are proven in Georgia. As you may have experienced, some varieties of vegetables that work well in a large farm setting don’t always do well in a school or community garden setting. Happily we have plant recommendations from UGA’s Research and Education Garden specifically for smaller, intensive gardens.
If you haven’t grown radishes in your garden, you should. They are the underappreciated cool-season vegetable and perfect for raised beds in the community or school garden. What radishes have going for them: They mature quickly, sometimes as short as 28 days! They are nutritious – full of vitamin C, … Read more
Since we have had ample rainfall and moderate temperatures in Georgia, it is the perfect time to think about cool-season food gardening. We are fortunate enough to have Paul Pugliese of UGA Extension give us some tips! Paul writes…. Late January and early February are great times to plant cool-season … Read more
Keeping notes about your garden is worth your time and effort. Recording which varieties worked well in your garden can help you decide which ones to try again and which ones to avoid. Knowing when pests or diseases have traditionally first appeared in your garden can help you plan … Read more
Do you want to grow beautiful orange pumpkins for Halloween? But, after years of seeing your crop succumb to disease you have become discouraged. And, after learning that most of the pumpkins you see for sale at church pumpkin patches are grown in New Mexico (think LOW humidity), you have … Read more
The checklist for October gardening chores according to UGA’s Vegetable Garden Calendar: October Garden Chores Choose the mild weather during this period to plant or transplant the following: beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, lettuce, mustard, onions, radishes, spinach and turnips. Plant your second planting of fall crops such as collards, … Read more
What is the number one way to combat an insect problem in the garden? Know your pest. The answer is that simple. Correct identification of the pest is essential in any type of garden management. Step #1 Correct identification Sadly, I have often seen gardeners find signs of a … Read more
It is the time of year when Georgia gardeners think about their Fall, cool-season gardens. Leafy greens like spinach, leaf lettuce, and kale are all popular cool-season crops. They don’t require the time necessary to make a “head”, you can eat the thinnings, and the varieties available are endless. … Read more