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Organic gardening 101

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first_imgMany gardeners are eager to jump on the organic gardening bandwagon. However, just as many are not able to pin down what it means to be an organic grower.A generally accepted definition of organic gardening is the use of cultural practices to improve soil and plant health in order to reduce plant problems without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Control pests with organic productsDoes organic gardening mean saying no to pesticides? The surprising answer is no. Many organic pesticides are available on the market to purchase and use safely in your garden. Typically these products are derived from natural, rather than synthetic, sources and work on a variety of pests. Marketing organic products to consumers continues to increase, but gardeners should be wary. Using products labeled as organic does not automatically make your garden productive. Cultural practices will be your most important tool. You need to review your gardening philosophy and adopt practices that will improve the soil, help you grow healthy plants and prevent pest problems. A few examples of organic gardening practices include amending soil, soil testing, crop rotation, companion planting, using disease resistant plant varieties, mulching and sanitation. It all starts with good soilThe basis for growing healthy plants in an organic garden begins with the soil. Healthy soil lays the groundwork for healthy plants. Organic gardeners must work hard to build and maintain soil health. In some parts of Georgia, this can be a real chore, so it is important to have a long-term outlook on soil preparation. Good soil has plenty of organic matter, which can include decaying plants, composted manure, composted shredded wood and other natural mediums. These materials decay in the soil, slowly releasing nutrients and improving soil structure and drainage. Consider having your soil tested through your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office. A soil test report provides information regarding the soil’s fertility status. This is critical to plant health and growth. A soil test will provide data about the soil pH and recommend how to improve the soil for maximum productivity. Growing plants organically requires more planning and labor than conventional gardens, but in the end will be more rewarding.last_img read more

St. Louis students earn national recognition

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first_imgBatesville, In. — St. Louis Catholic School eighth graders, Lilly Wonnell and Abe Streator were recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. There are currently 13 eighth graders at the school who have earned the honor.The National Junior Honor Society is a community service oriented group of 7th and 8th graders with a strong academic focus. Students must maintain a First Honors report card and outstanding citizenship grade. As a community service project the students visit residents at the Chateau Nursing Home once a month. St. Louis teachers April Baxter and Kohler Morrissey lead the group.last_img read more

Basketball sub-state update: Friday, March 6.

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Eastern Michigan QB ejected after inadvertently slapping referee

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first_imgOn fourth-and-10, his replacement, Preston Hutchinson, threw an incompletion. Pitt kneeled out the win.After the game, Glass tweeted he “let God and [his] family down!”I let God and my family down!— Mike Glass III (@mglassiii) December 27, 2019Let he who has not inadvertently struck a referee cast the first stone.marvelous ESPN Deportes call pic.twitter.com/UAghdn0AVM— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) December 27, 2019 With his ejection surely secured already, the senior decided to make it count. He began exchanging words with Pitt defensive back Paris Ford and went to issue another slap, but as he did so, referee Chris Snead stepped in between them.Eastern Michigan QB Mike Glass III was ejected after throwing punches during the final seconds of their bowl loss to Pitt. pic.twitter.com/DTPguFRtnj— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 27, 2019MORE: SN college football All-AmericansSnead received a slap to the face for his bravery, dramatically falling to the turf at about the same time as the flag he threw for the initial shove did. He eventually got up and had his hat handed to him.Glass, of course, was ejected. He finished the night 28-for-50 for 311 passing yards, two touchdowns and one interception to go along with 83 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III ended his college career with a bang Thursday, throwing a pair of slaps, one of which hit a ref, to earn an ejection with 10 seconds left in the Eagles’ 34-30 loss to Pittsburgh in the Quick Lane Bowl.Glass was attempting to lead a comeback drive in the final minute when he was taken down as he threw an incompletion on third-and-10. When he got up, he swung at Panthers linebacker Cam Bright, shoving him in the facemask.last_img read more