To help you avoid any illness-causing bacteria or ingesting harmful pesticides, here are some tips to wash your fruits and vegetables.
Each year the University of Georgia’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest highlights the state’s burgeoning Georgia-made food industry and helps separate the great products from the good ones.
Finalists will bring their products to Atlanta for the final round of judging, which will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Awareness Week celebration March 19-23.
Butts County School Nutrition Director Nicole James, who is the 2018 president of the Georgia School Nutrition Association, led its Georgia Legislative Action Conference this year.
Fall and winter are the best time to plant and establish new trees, but there are only a few nut-bearing tree options recommended for planting in Georgia.
At a recent Beginning Grape Growers Conference organized by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, more than 70 new and would-be grape growers learned wine industry basics and the best ways to bring their dream jobs to fruition.
There are other species and varieties of agastache that we can grow. They are perennials that need full sun and well-drained soil, especially those with gray leaves and that originate in the Western United States.
They can be grilled and sautéed whole with the stems serving as convenient handles for eating as hors d’oeuvres or as a side dish with eggs, steak, pork chops or a tomato sandwich.
You can still plant zinnias or sow them for summer and fall blooms. Georgia garden centers may offer plants or have larger pots of zinnias to fill places in your landscape that need immediate color.
Depending on the size of your hosta and the size of your container, hostas can be grown as a single subject in a pot or part of a combination container with perhaps an upright plant and a trailing plant.
Homogenization breaks fat molecules down to such a small size that they remain suspended evenly throughout the milk instead of rising to form the layer of cream.
Some nurseries will harden off tomatoes and some other vegetable plants by gradually exposing them to outdoor conditions before they are sold.
Horticulturists at your nursery or garden center or members of a local native plant society can provide more information about what plants work best with each other as well as suggesting more possible options and the specific growing requirements of each plant.
You can sign up to receive email or text alerts and see a comprehensive list of all food recalls impacting Georgia online at the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) website at www.agr.georgia.gov/recalls.aspx.
At one time, an almost unlimited number of wild blackberries and dewberries — the blackberry’s trailing cousin — grew along fencerows and in abandoned fields. Many of these sites have been destroyed or now have “No trespassing” signs posted on them, but each spring I still see couples on roadsides picking berries.
Question: I am looking for a fairly small flowering tree. I like crape myrtles, but there are a lot of those already in my area. I want something different. Do you have some suggestions?
If I told you to let deadnettle liven up your mixed containers, you might think of it as an oxymoron, or perhaps that I was just a moron, as “dead” and “nettle” sound none too lovely in the landscape. As they say in France, “au contraire”: deadnettle is the common name for a terrific perennial or annual that goes by the scientific name of lamium.
As the tree matures, its bark begins to exfoliate revealing shades of gray and brown, making it an especially nice feature in the winter landscape.
Question: I didn’t grow up with collards. I have tasted them at restaurants (and like them) but to be perfectly honest, I don’t really know what they are. Are they a Southern version of kale?
If you want to cook turkey with a different twist this year, read on for some tips from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension for a delicious, juicy and safe final product.
Using leaves from landscape plants to mold chocolate leaves for your holiday desserts may awe guests, but University of Georgia food safety specialists say it isn’t worth the health risks.