Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are Georgia's number-two cash crop, but the popularity of commodities like peaches, tomatoes, blueberries, and fresh greens is not limited to commercial producers. Interest in home gardening continues to grow as people realize the nutritional and economic benefits of home-grown produce, and learn that it's relatively easy to augment your family's food selection right from your own backyard. On this page, visitors can find publications and web resources to help them have the best gardens possible — with the least amount of labor!
- Characteristics of Firms Engaged in Fruit and Vegetable Trade
- Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in the U.S. (1960-1993)
- Pomegranate Production
- How to Start a Community Garden: Getting People Involved
- Forest Farming - Forest Gardening Growing Alternative Crops Under a Forest Canopy
- Macrocybe titans: Largest Mushroom Species in the Western Hemisphere Found Growing in Georgia
- Home Garden Series: Home Gardening
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Blueberries
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Sweet Potatoes
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Broccoli
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Cauliflower
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Eggplant
- Home Garden Series: Home Garden Swiss Chard
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- Two-day organic agriculture workshop in Athens April 22-23
- Georgia's peach crop lacks sufficient chill hours for productive growing season
- Georgia peanut crop expected to top 700,000 acres this year
- Gardeners invited to seed swap and gardening workshop at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
- While warm temperatures may tempt gardeners to plant early, experts warn against the dangers of late frosts
- Picking the best tomato variety
- Hard squash an attractive option for Georgia gardeners
- The best homegrown potatoes begin with healthy potato seed stock
- Are deer eating your garden?
- Eating locally begins with the home vegetable garden
- Department of Horticulture
Describes the department's academic degree and research programs. Includes calendar of educational events as well as educational resources.
- Georgia Master Gardener
Gives an overview of the program to train and certify individuals in horticulture and includes extensive links.
- Home & Garden Drought
Resources to help home owners and gardeners respond to drought.
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Site detailing the attractions, programs, research, and events at this "living laboratory" for learning about gardening and nature.
- Walter Reeves
A wealth of gardening resources and tips from this well-known Extension garden specialist.
- Your Southern Garden
The South's best source of educational and entertaining gardening information. A co-production of the University of Florida/IFAS and the University of Georgia, with sponsorship from the Scotts Company.
UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.
- Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas, then volunteer their expertise and services, under the direction of their UGA Extension Agent, to help educate others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.