ACES Publications
February 2017 e-Newsletter

February 13, 2017

www.aces.edu/tallapoosa

 

Seed Starting Workshop on February 23rd

Although spring is still a few months away, believe it or not, it's time to start preparing for the spring vegetable garden. Most warm weather vegetables we enjoy growing and eating will be planted later on in the spring. But in order to have vegetable transplants by April, seeds must be started indoors many weeks prior […]   Read More


Time to Sign up for 2017 4-H Summer Camp

Registration for Alabama 4-H's Summer Camp is now open! Tallapoosa County 4-H'ers will be attending 4-H Camp June 5-7, 2017 in Columbiana, Alabama. Summer Camp is open to any 4-H member between the ages of 9 and 14. The total cost for camp is $125, and that price includes transportation, lodging, meals, snacks, a t-shirt and lots […]   Read More


Registration Now Open for 2017 4-H Chick Chain Project

One of our newest and most popular 4-H projects in Tallapoosa County is Chick Chain. This fun animal sciences project allows youth to get their very own set of backyard chickens. Registration is now open for the 2017 4-H Chick Chain Project. What Is the Chick Chain Project? The 4-H Chick Chain Project teaches young […]   Read More


Prune Muscadines For Bigger & Better Berries

It's a chore to prune muscadine grapes, but it definitely pays off in the long run, especially if you like picking and eating big berries in the summer or having homemade jelly with your morning biscuit. Although homeowners may be tempted to prune very little or not at all, the quality of the fruit will […]   Read More


Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women. February is Heart Health awareness month, a time to get your checkups and make small changes to your lifestyle to prevent Heart disease. It is very important to know your family history, your own health numbers, and the risk factors that you […]   Read More


Plant Asparagus and Be Rewarded for Many Seasons

Asparagus may be one of the most costly vegetables at the supermarket. However, this perennial vegetable may be one of the easiest to grow. Perennials are plants that live for many growing seasons. Perennial plants dieback in the winter and come back in the spring from the same root system. Asparagus plants will produce for […]   Read More








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