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Why don't rutabagas do well in Mississippi?

Rutabagas do well in very cool climates. The major growing regions are in Michigan and Canada. Mississippi's climate is too warm for good root development and growth.

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Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Pumpkins October 8, 2021

Pumpkins are a fall staple and a great way to add a bit of festive decor to your home. I’ve had a pumpkin display out at my home since mid-September. I’ll keep this fall arrangement up until after Thanksgiving and then replace it with Christmas lights and decor.

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Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Flower Gardens October 19, 2020

Last week, I sang the praises of my favorite cool-season vegetable and explained how it is both edible and ornamental. Kale is a multitasking super food that is really easy to grow from seed. But there are other great cool-season vegetables like lettuce and collards. I consider these must-haves for my garden, and they also are easy to grow from seed, especially in containers.

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Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Flower Gardens August 3, 2020

Last week, I told you about culinary peppers that I like to grow and ultimately consume. This week, I want to share another way to use peppers in our second summer garden and landscape.

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Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Flower Gardens July 27, 2020

It’s the end of July, and much of my vegetable garden is a distant memory due to the summer heat and humidity. But I’m always encouraged by the production I enjoy from my pepper plants.

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Filed Under: Other Vegetables, Lawn and Garden, Vegetable Gardens, Youth Gardening June 29, 2020

Knowing that many Mississippians share a love for home-grown tomatoes, two Mississippi State University Extension Service agents designed programs just for them.

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