Consider planting a few new varieties along with the old favorites. Georgia Gardening. Begin soil preparation in the fall by chopping litter and spading or turning deeply to bury the litter. Make a list of the ones that are best to buy rather than seed, such as French tarragon and rosemary. Treat seed before planting or buy treated seed for protection against seed-borne diseases, seed decay, seedling "damping off" and soil insects such as seed-corn maggots. If the pH is low (acidic soil), apply the recommended amount of lime before preparing the soil so it can be mixed with the soil during land preparation. Published on Feb 01, 2002Published on Feb 26, 2009Published with Full Review on Feb 17, 2012Published with Full Review on Feb 06, 2015. Apply before dry spells occur but after plants are well established (usually by blooming time). Light, sandy soils might require an application more frequently. 1 – Apr. Some vegetables, such as corn, need to be fertilized by side dressing after the plants are about knee high. We also Make sure the garden is well mulched to prevent weeds and conserve moisture. Put the side dressing several inches away from the plant, never directly on the plant. Early-planted crops may need a nitrogen side-dressing, particularly if the soil is cool. Early discovery makes possible early control. normally ready to be harvested Georgia! Plant your choices of the following "warm-season" or "frost-tender" crops: beans (snap, pole and lima), cantaloupe, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, okra, field peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes and watermelon. have a page with links to our own The sign up for this year's October Farm to School Month campaign is now open! Refurbish mulch to control weeds, and start adding leaves and other materials for the compost pile. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.