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Dirt covers three colors of freshly picked carrots.
July 25, 2022 - Filed Under: Flower Gardens, Vegetable Gardens

Simply walking out the front door each day, we’re reminded that it is a blistering hot summer season. But believe it or not, now is the time to start planning and getting ready for the fall vegetable garden. We’re only 36 days from the meteorological start of the fall gardening season.

A hand sprinkles eggshells on garden soil
Blossom end rot is a calcium deficiency, but that deficiency is normally caused by uneven water availability to the plant. Eggshells will not help prevent this problem.
June 27, 2022 - Filed Under: Lawn and Garden, Vegetable Gardens

Most of us have heard that eggshells can help increase the calcium in our garden soil, and some of us may have even tried it in our own yards. The goal is to help prevent blossom end rot on tomatoes and other plants affected by calcium deficiency. As it turns out, using eggshells really doesn’t fix anything.

Canned salsa in a basket with other produce
Home canning requires the right equipment, supplies and recipes for safe canned goods. Make sure you have everything you need before you have produce ready to can. Photo by Can Stock Photo, Inc./jezebella
June 2, 2022 - Filed Under: Fruit, Food and Health, Food, Food Safety, Vegetable Gardens

Canning is a precise process that must be done correctly to have a safe, edible product. Proper preparation ahead of time will make the entire process much easier. These steps will help you get started.

Green tomato with buckeye rot.
May 26, 2022 - Filed Under: Tomato Pepper and Eggplant, Food, Vegetable Gardens

Tomatoes are a popular crop for home gardeners, but they can be tricky to grow. Insects, disorders, and diseases can all cause problems with tomatoes. 

People gardening in hay bales.
Planting in bales can be a great option to consider when planting vegetables. (Photo by Alabama Extension)
May 26, 2022 - Filed Under: Vegetable Gardens

Summertime means everyone is hard at work on their gardens. Gardening can be quite the tiresome project and can even be difficult for those who can’t bend over easily. That’s where hay or straw bales come in handy!

Success Stories

A smiling teenage girl stands behind a table covered in ingredients for a recipe displayed on a phone screen she holds in front of her.
4-H, Food and Health, Food, Nutrition, Lawn and Garden, Vegetable Gardens
Volume 7 Number 2

Mississippi fresh chef

4-H’er’s recipe appears in national cookbook

When Sydnee Thompson found out the National 4-H Council was putting together a cookbook, she decided to submit one of her family’s favorite recipes.

A gray-haired man wearing overalls and glasses sits beside a raised salad table, and a black-haired woman stands behind him, wearing a blue T-shirt, with her hand on his shoulder.
Youth Livestock, Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Vegetable Gardens
Volume 4 Number 2

As Jimmy Henry’s health began to decline, his wife, Shirley, wanted him to remain comfortable, safe, and happy. When the time came for Jimmy to enter a nursing home, Shirley was determined to stay right by his side, so she went with him.

Red potatoes in a biodegradable basket are flanked on either side by green snap beans.
Agri-tourism, Culinary Tourism, Farmers Markets, Local Food System Economies, Economic Development, Rural Development, Food, Health, Nutrition, Rural Health, Vegetable Gardens
Volume 4 Number 2

From the youngest to the oldest generations, thousands of people are visiting, shopping, and enjoying themselves at the Hernando Farmers’ Market, held Saturdays on the historic DeSoto County Courthouse lawn.

The market has more than just fresh produce. It connects the community by uniting the shoppers, producers, and artisans who come.

A white sign with dark green lettering reads, “Monarch Waystation: This site provides milkweeds, nectar sources, and shelter needed to sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate through North America. Certified and registered by Monarch Watch as an official Monarch Waystation. Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats.”
Wildlife Youth Education, About Extension, Master Gardener, Insects, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Places for Wildlife, The Story of Plants and People, Vegetable Gardens, Urban and Community Forestry, Urban and Backyard Wildlife, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises
Volume 4 Number 2

See what's new in Extension: a new monarch garden, a storytelling series will begin, the Garden Expo highlights Extension education, and Keep America Beautiful recognizes MSU Extension.

Six children, all dressed in blue T-shirts and slacks, bend over a raised bed garden with growing cabbages and tomatoes.
Community, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Landscape Design and Management, Vegetable Gardens, Youth Gardening
Volume 4 Number 2

After a tragic car accident in 2017 led to the deaths of two Central Elementary School students, school leaders raised money to support their funerals. Their efforts inspired many South Mississippi residents in Lucedale and across George County.

Watch

Replanting a Salad Table
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 5:00am
Growing Pickles
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 5:00am
Bachman's Heritage Cottage
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 7:00am
Hot Ornamental Peppers
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 7:30am
Planting a Salad Table
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 4:45pm

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