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The Friends of the Crosby Library are proud to present our Mississippi State Agriculture Agent/ Coordinator for Pearl River County, Eddie M.L.Smith. On Sunday, January 20th from 2 to 4 p.m. in Holland Hall at the Crosby Library: Smith will speak on Gardening in 2013. The Program “Ready, Set, Grow, will have a special emphasis on growing Tomatoes, Blueberries, and Citrus.”
This is the time of year to plant trees. Citrus does quite well in our area if taken care of correctly. Bountiful harvests occur during the holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Years. This is a time that satsumas, meyer lemons, kumquats rein supreme. Some individuals have made a business off their citrus. The various kinds that do well locally and where they can be purchased will be discussed. The care and feeding of these trees can make a huge difference in production.
Blueberries are a crop that does extremely well in the Pearl River County area. Many varieties are grown, extending the season- from spring thru early summer. Blueberries are grown for personal use and commercially grown in the area. Knowledge of their growing habits is very important for success. Places to purchase and how to care for them will be discussed.
Tomatoes are a very rewarding crop. A wide variety, grow very well in Pearl River County. Tomatoes can be enjoyed over many months by being careful what varieties are planted and knowledge of how to care for them. Raised beds and Grow boxes help reduce many of the problems tomato growers have had. Information on how to enjoy a good crop will be given.
Come and enjoy the fellowship of fellow gardeners and learn how to enjoy great success with your crops.
The program is free to the public and refreshments will be served.