The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

Why are my cool season vegetables not growing?

There are several reasons why your cool season veggies have not grown sufficiently this fall. Timing – Hopefully you planted it at the correct time. If you plant late then they will be behind. Planting Dates for Various Vegetables  Asparagus (Roots) November                    Garlic 8/15 — 12/15 Beans (Bush) 7/01 —…
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Snakes are Looking for Warm Places to Spend the Winter!

 The first step is to properly identify the snake. If you can get a picture of the snake you can email it to me at and I can try to identify it for you. The most common snakes we see are non-poisonous rat snakes and northern banded water snakes which are commonly…
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It Has Been a Rainy Year According to

According to, which takes information from UGA’s weather monitoring stations across the state, we are having a rainy year but not unusually so. We have had 47.89 inches of rain and 130 rainy days this year to date. We would have to get some heavy rain before the New Year…
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