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Eddie’s Corner: It’s Time to Look at Seed Catalogs!

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

Seed CatalogWhen it comes to vegetable gardening it seems like most folks I have met fall into one of three categories. The first group is made up of heirloom seed growers. They have a Mason jar full of seed that has been passed down in their family for generations and they are not about to grow anything else. Then there are the “tried and true” gardeners who only grow the same common varieties that everyone else grows. The third group is made up of folks that love to try strange and unusual new plants in the garden. Which one of these groups has the best philosophy? Well I like all of them. After all, NASCAR wouldn’t be much fun if everyone drove a Chevy and ice cream wouldn’t be as much fun if you could only get vanilla! Regardless of which flavor of gardening you like, one thing is true. It’s time to get out those seed catalogs and get those orders in the mail.  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Jumpstart Your Spring Garden by Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

Seeds indoorsDoes winter weather have you anxious for spring? Are you ready to start digging in the dirt and growing tomatoes, peppers, squash and other warm season veggies? Even though we still have chilly days ahead, you can plan now for your spring vegetable gardens. Experimenting with new and new-to-you vegetables is one of the advantages of starting plants from seed.  Continue reading