The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

When Can I Plant My Tomatoes?

Three weeks of temperatures in the mid-sixties makes every gardener worth his or her salt want to get out and start planting their vegetable garden. With the daffodils blooming and the buds on the trees swelling, spring looks like it is here. But beware, the ‘garden-gods,’ like the Greek gods…
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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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It is Time to Plant the Fall Vegetable Garden!

Summer vegetable gardens are starting to play out. Tomatoes are just about finished fruiting, corn is dried up and the cucumbers and squash are distant memories. But that’s ok…it is time to plant the fall garden. I generally do not till my garden between spring and fall. Unless I get…
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Building Raised Beds; Recommendations by UGA

Interested in building raised beds for your vegetables this summer? Here are two links to two of UGA’s publications on raised beds followed by two links to UGA videos on raised bed gardening.   Raised Garden Bed Dimensions    http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C1027-4   Raised Bed Materials   http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=C1027-5   UGA Videos on…
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Integrated Pest Management in the Vegetable Garden

If you questions about your garden,  lawn or landscape you can or email me and I would be glad to assist you. Steve Pettis, Rockdale County Extension Agent for Agricultural and Natural Resources Email: pettis1@uga.edu Website: http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/rockdale Phone: 770-278-7373 Mailing Address: 1400 Parker Rd. SE; Lobby A Conyers, GA 30094-5953
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Home Gardenning Classes for 2015

  To Register Class Schedule   Registration is required by: Monday prior to event. Cost: $5 includes handouts – Bring your own lunch.   Payment due with registration or at the door (cash or check).   Make checks payable to:   Rockdale County Extension/4-H. Mail completed registration   form to: Steve Pettis,…
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Take a Gardening Class in 2015!

Greetings Rockdale County, GA gardeners! Welcome to the first of what I hope to be many blog posts on our new blog “The Rockdale Gardener”. In the future you will see posts concerning home gardening topics such as latest information on flowering annual and perennial plants, landscape shrubs and trees and…
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