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Muscadine Harvest Season

Posted on: August 14th, 2017

The Harvest Has Began We started picking muscadines this morning much like we have for the last 83 years. For the most part things have not changed much, we still hand pick all the fruit and we always hope for the best and pick the rest. The varieties that are ripening first are the Early […]



Posted on: June 22nd, 2016

Strawberries are becoming one our favorite plants. I can not think of any other plant that you can plant in the fall and begin harvesting fresh berries the following Spring. Most fruiting plants and trees have to grow for several years to either reach maturity or they must be trellised and trained to establish the […]


Muscadines, The Next Big Thing?

Posted on: January 14th, 2016

Muscadines could be one of the the last frontiers. Being a business owner I am always looking for the next big thing or new ways to market or merchandise products. I recently visited a new clothing store in Griffin that is selling clothing lines that up to this point have only been recognized on southern […]


The Easiest Fruiting Plants To Grow In Your Home Garden

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015

It is a joy to harvest fruit grown from your own fruit trees at home. When it comes to growing fruit trees and  fruiting plants many gardeners can be either intimidated or out of their comfort zone. The biggest challenge for the home gardener usually comes down to pruning and summer maintenance of fruiting plants. […]


Fall Muscadine Maintenance

Posted on: March 7th, 2015

Muscadine vines are just about to finish the harvest for the season, but the work for the season is not over yet. There is still maintenance to be done until the vines go completely dormant. Hopefully following these tips will ensure a productive harvest for 2013. Water: 1) This time of year the vines are exhausted […]



Posted on: March 7th, 2015

How To Grow Great Peaches

Posted on: February 12th, 2015

Peaches are sweet, juicy, great in cobblers and even better in ice cream, but they do come with some challenges.  Of all the fruits peach trees are perhaps the most challenging to the home gardener to grow because of the spraying and pruning required in order to be successful. Planting and Pruning Peach Trees: Dig […]


Winter Fruit Tree Care

Posted on: January 28th, 2015

A good spray program includes using a dormant oil spray during winter pruning or any time before bud break.  We recommend applying Hi-Yield Dormant Oil Spray in late winter or early spring. Application of this spray protects apples, pears, cherries and grapes from scale, mealy bugs, aphids, mites and pear-pyslla. If you are growing peaches, plums […]


Do Your Plants Have Gas In Their Tanks ?

Posted on: June 26th, 2014

Do you make sure your gas tank is not on “E” before you make a trip to work, shopping, or vacation? One of the first things I do when I get into my vehicle is to make sure I have enough gas to get where I need to go. Fuel is what keeps us going […]


Best Wine Varieties for the South

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014

Making wine is one of the oldest crafts in the world dating back to the days of the bible. The most important elements of great wine are in the following order; the grapes the climate the soil the winemaker For us southerners we are limited to the muscadine family (Muscadonia Rotundifolia), Lenoir (black Spanish), Blanc du […]


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