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Uneven watering can cause fruit split, as can a combination of low temperature and slow to fast growth due to changing environmental conditions and increased nitrogen application. Split starts small, getting progressively larger as fruit size increases. CAES News
Veggie problems
There is nothing more frustrating than planting a vegetable garden and not producing a substantial crop. Numerous problems can contribute to low yields, but, fortunately, most of them can be avoided.
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Gardening how-to help
If you’re looking for reliable, up-to-date, free information about how to landscape your lawn this spring, which ornamentals, vegetables, native species or herbs to plant or how to compost and mulch, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension likely has a publication that will answer your questions.
Lawn being fertilized CAES News
Turfgrass fertilization time?
March is usually the time of year that local garden centers begin major advertising campaigns to sell lawn fertilizers. But depending on the type of grass you have, it may be too early to start fertilizing your lawn. In general, the best time to fertilize a lawn is when it is actively growing.
Mushrooms in Sarah Workman's hands. CAES News
Mushroom gardening
Sarah Workman loves mushrooms, so much so that she grows them on her property in Watkinsville, Ga. She uses the homegrown fungi in recipes, sells them at local farmers markets and pays her property taxes with the profits.