Fall vegetable garden

first_imgBy Terry KelleyUniversity of GeorgiaThe dog days of summer are beginning to give way to crisper fall air. But this doesn’t mean the gardening season is over. It’s still possible to grow crops well into the fall and even through the winter in parts of Georgia.Frost will eventually reap the last of the heat-loving crops such as squash, tomatoes and okra. But such crops as cabbage, turnips, mustard, radishes, beets, broccoli, carrots and even English peas can enjoy the cool days of autumn and early winter. Many of these can take a fairly stout frost and be OK.Cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower and kohlrabi are all good crops for fall gardens. They’re best started from transplants but can be direct-seeded, too. If you seed them directly into the soil, keep the ground moist while it’s still hot to give them a good start.Keep them well watered if you transplant, too. The later you start, the smarter it becomes to transplant to cut the time to maturity. Establishing plants after late September may not yield good results. Most of these crops take from 70 to 80 days to mature in the fall.Most leafy greens can fit this pattern. Turnips and mustard are less tolerant to frosts and freezes than collards and kale. Don’t wait too late to plant them. They’re short-season crops and will mature in 45-60 days.All of these crops except cabbage and kohlrabi lend themselves to multiple harvests. You may be able to get several cuttings on one crop.English peas can’t stand a hard freeze. But there’s time to get in a crop before harsh weather. Sugar snap peas or edible pod peas will fit into this category, too. They usually require about 70 days to mature in the fall.Radishes will mature in about four weeks. Beets and Swiss chard, both hardy crops, mature in about 60 days. Plant these in time to harvest before hard freezes.Carrots and onions grow well in south Georgia during the winter. Neither can take severe temperatures, but light freezes and frosts do them no harm. Carrots can be seeded in September through October for harvest in the spring. Onions are usually transplanted in November for harvest in April and May.It will soon be time to clean off the remains of the summer garden. But get ready now for fall and winter. It can be a lot more fun to garden in the crisp fall air than in the gnat-infested heat of summer.last_img read more

Rose Marie Hamon March 27, 1933 – April 7, 2020

first_imgRose Marie Hamon, age 87 of West Harrison, Indiana passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at her home. Born March 27, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Millard and Sarah (McQueen) Moore.Rose married Robert Joseph Hamon June 26, 1954 in Metamora, Indiana. She was a member of Chappelow Ridge Pentecostal Church.Rose is survived by her children Tony (Deany) Hamon, Robert (Rita) Hamon, Bill (Adell) Hamon, Steve Hamon, Marvin (Karen) Hamon, Gina (Don) Wahl, Sheila (Philip) Bowling and Mike (Sharon) Hamon and mother in law to Steve Hotopp. Grandmother of Heather (Chris) Davis, Christina (Steve) Pierce, Amber Hamon, Amanda Hamon, Matthew Hamon, Shannon Hamon, Tori Hamon, Anna Hamon, Chris (Stacey) Hotopp, Eric Hotopp, Ashley Hotopp, Steve Hamon, Daric (Sarah) Hamon, Katie Hamon, Austin (Kristen) Hamon, Haley Hamon, Anthony Wahl, Kyle Wahl, Rachel Bowling, Sean Bowling, Abigail Bowling, Maddy Hamon and Michael Hamon great grandmother of 19. Sister to Pat Geis, Martha (Audie) Bowles, Julie Shoemaker, Paul (Jane) Moore, Mag (Elmer) Kegley, Clark (Rosie) Moore, sister-in-law to Evelyn Moore and Cherese Moore.Rose is preceded in death by her parents Millard and Sarah Moore, her husband Robert J. Hamon, daughter Anita Hotopp, siblings Ben Moore, HJ (Shanks) Moore, Blanche Lanham, Ray Moore, Edward Moore and Leroy Moore, brother and sister in laws James Lanham, Kenny Geis, Marlene Moore, and George Shoemaker.Private services held at the convenience of the family.Memorials may be directed to the Chappelow Ridge Pentecostal Church c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Sicilian Master, Adu, Wins Millionaire Chess Championship

first_img“It’s the Lord’s doing for all the successes I have achieved in the last one year in Chess. This is the seventh time that I will emerge top in a major tournament among my other rivals,” Baku Chess Olympiad-bound Adu commented after the win.After securing a quarterfinal slot by scoring 7.5 points from nine rounds to lead other contenders into the final knockout phase, Adu dismissed Udeme Edet in three straight win to hit the semifinal and won against fellow Baku-bound chess Olympiad Dr. Adeyinka Adesina with same result.The defining moment of his triumph came in the final match against ambitious FIDE Master Daniel Anwuli.The champion had to dig deep after being down to half out of two points in the rapid.“I needed to win the two blitz games to become the overall tournament with a 2.5-1.5 thereby securing the ticket to the Millionaire Chess championship in Atlantic city, New Jersey, USA,” revealed Adu.In his closing remarks, the President of Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF), Mr. Lekan Adeyemi, commended all the participants for their comportment all through the four-day event.He enjoined them not to lose focus on the plans the present board of NCF has for them in spite of poor funding from the Federal Ministry of Sports since the inception of the current board of the federation.“We hope to organise more rated tournaments even after the World Chess Olympiad aimed at making more aspiring players to improve on their ratings and earn titles,” he remarked.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Femi SolajaInternational Master Oladapo Adu showed shades of his genius on the big stage following his massive win at the just concluded Millionaire Chess Championship at the Chevron Recreation Centre, Gbagada, Lagos last Sunday.Playing in the pool of best players in the country, Adu opted to play different openings in the tournament, with the English opening as white and Queens Gambit most used during the grueling nine-round Swiss event pairing which he won convincingly.The feat means that Adu who has triumphed in six previous tournaments among his contemporaries, has won the ticket to represent the country at the forthcoming Millionaire Chess Open in Atlantic City, USA in October.last_img read more

US Open 2018: Murray Loses to Verdasco in Second Round

first_imgAndy Murray Compatriot Cameron Norrie lost 6-2 2-6 6-4 6-4 to Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic as British singles representation ended.It was only Murray’s fifth tournament back since having hip surgery in January.The Scot looked exhausted at times during a physical encounter on a humid Arthur Ashe Stadium – a combination of the conditions as temperatures rose close to 100F (38C) and his lack of five-set matches since being sidelined through injury.Murray’s limp between points – a regular sight in recent years – seemed to become heavier as the match wore on.“It wasn’t the most comfortable I felt on a tennis court. I got through it and fought right to the end,” he said.Murray continued to show the dogged determination that helped him win three Grand Slam titles at the peak of his powers, pushing Verdasco to the limit before succumbing to a third match point in three hours and 23 minutes.Despite defeat, Murray felt he played some of his best tennis since returning to the ATP Tour in June.“There were periods in the match where I played some really good stuff,” he said.“But there were some where I didn’t – especially in the first set – and that was costly for me.”Murray, now ranked 382nd in the world and unseeded, had the fortune of avoiding a high-ranked opponent in the first round, battling back to beat 448th-ranked James Duckworth – the Australian also on the road to recovery after long-term injury – in three sets on Monday.That pitted him against two-time US Open quarter-finalist Verdasco, who Murray said he expected to test his movement – and the Spaniard did exactly that.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Andy Murray’s return to Grand Slam tennis ended Thursday in a four-set defeat by Spanish 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in the US Open second round.The former British number one, playing his first Slam in 14 months, lost 7-5 2-6 6-4 6-4 in New York.In sweltering conditions, Murray, 31, battled hard but did not have enough to overcome the 34-year-old Verdasco.last_img read more