Bulloch County Extension

Managing Squash Vine Borer

The squash vine borer is a troublesome pest of squash in Georgia. Unfortunately, it is usually noticed only after it has done its damage. Symptoms appear in mid summer when a long runner or an entire plant wilts suddenly. Infested vines usually die beyond the point of attack.  Sawdust like frass near…
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Vegetable Garden Tips and Planting Chart

With temperatures warming up steadily, its time to start laying out and planting this years vegetable garden.  Here are a few tips to remember when planning and planting: Select a site that receives at least 8 to 10 hours of sunlight a day. Select a location that is conveniently located…
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Fall Vegetable Gardening

As summer’s crops begin to wane in their production and look more and more ragged, the urge for many gardeners is to begin to clean up and put away their gardening tools. Luckily, this is a good time to heed that urge. UGA’s Vegetable Planting Chart, which includes names of many vegetable…
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Protecting Pollinators

Most people who are active in caring for their lawns and landscaped plants are aware of and are concerned about the decline of insect pollinators, such as certain types of bees and butterflies, that has occurred over the past couple of decades.  Reasons for the diminishing numbers of honey bees…
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Understanding Seed Catalogs

It is that wonderful time of the year when the seed catalogs have arrives in the mail. Filled with striking images of good things to come, as you read the catalogs you may run across words that are unfamiliar. They are used to help readers make good decisions and buy…
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Not too late for fall gardening chores

When the weather cools off and the leaves begin to fall, its an excellent time to get outdoors and do a little gardening.  UGA Extension has put together a compilation of fall gardening publications to give you some great ideas for projects.  Plant some cold tolerant pansies for fall color…
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Vegetable Garden Care

As the days get hotter and drier, keep a watchful eye on your vegetable garden. Careful attention to a few details will help your garden produce a bountiful harvest all summer. Water Management Focus your attention on water management first. Most gardens need at least 1 inch of water per…
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