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Tomato Hornworm

If it looks like someone has been cutting the leaves off of your tomatoes, take a look around for tomato hornworms. These caterpillars can get quite large (this one is actually on the small side) but still manage to camouflage … Continue reading

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Florida predatory stink bug

When most people think of stink bugs they think of garden pests, but this adult Florida predatory stink bug is a real friend of the gardener. This one is taking out a Japanese beetle that was munching on some zinnias.

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Snake in the sandbags

We often use sandbags to hold down floating row covers, deer netting, and other temporary coverings/fencing. When it isn’t in use it gets piled in the barn. These piles apparently make a great hang out spot for this juvenile black … Continue reading

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Buckwheat cover crop

Cover crops are important for adding organic matter back to our soil that we take so much from. Buckwheat is a great fast growing cover crop that can also attract beneficial insects, but don’t let it go too long or … Continue reading

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Mist system for pepper trial

After getting all the pepper seeds for the trial into seed trays, a mist irrigation system was setup to keep the soil evenly moist and assist germination.

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Gleaning from our own fields

Various courses maintain plots at UGArden over the course of the semester where students learn about and care for their own veggies. After the semester is over, there are sometimes leftovers (like these green onions) that we still manage to put to good … Continue reading

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Summer Intern

Hi, my name is Ty Brooks, and I’ll be a UGArden intern for summer 2017. I’m a graduate student in the ALEC department at UGA and plan to work in agriculture and food systems once I graduate. I couldn’t pass … Continue reading

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