Posts Tagged ‘strawberry’

Strawberry

Fragaria cv. Growing your own Strawberries means that you can have the makings for a tasty treat, especially with short cake and ice cream, on a hot summer evening. • More detailed information can be found in The Georgia Fruit...

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Strawberry Weevil – On Blackberry

Q: I have found strange bugs eating my blackberry leaves. They are tan, about the size of a BB, and are hard shelled. When I touch one it falls off the plant and acts dead. Damaged leaves have notches along...

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Rhubarb – Growing

Q: Recently moved here from Canada, I really miss growing and harvesting rhubarb for pies and jams. Can it be grown here? A: Transplants to Atlanta from northern climes long for two things: lilacs and rhubarb pie. Both are difficult...

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Groundcover – For Bank

Q: My husband and I  are in the process of building a new house and will have a large, steep bank dividing the yard from the road. What can you recommend for a fast, low-growing, attractive ground cover for this...

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Freeze Protection – Using Sprinklers

Q: When an unexpected freeze is predicted, can I protect my plants by sprinkling them with water? A: Maybe…..and that’s a BIG maybe! Citrus and strawberry growers use the technique but they have lots more meteorological information at their fingertips...

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Strawberry – Buying Plants

Q: A few years ago there was an article in the home and garden section that gave instructions on planting a strawberry jar to use in the class room. I thought I had saved it, but I can’t find it...

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Chili Thrips – Identification

Q: My gardener friends in Florida are all excited about a new pest of roses: chili thrips. Do we have them here? A: We don’t yet have them here, and thank goodness for that! Chili thrips chew on plant leaves...

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Blackberry leaves – Bug infestation

Q: I have found strange bugs eating my blackberry leaves. They are tan, about the size of a BB, and are hard shelled. When I touch one it falls off the plant and acts dead. Damaged leaves have notches along...

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Mock Strawberry – Edible?

Q: Are these edible strawberries? They are growing in the shady parts of my yard. The fruit is very small. A: Mock strawberry is a non-native weed only slightly related to “real” strawberry. It’s flowers are yellow while those of...

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Fruit – Definition of

Q: My sister home schools her nine year-old and in one of his books it states that the banana is a berry. Can you please tell me if this is a fact? A: Oddly enough, bananas ARE berries. A berry...

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