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Getting Ready for Your New Garden?

Fall is the time to begin preparing and planning for next year’s (or next season's) garden. More and more people are... more

Mythbusters, Fall Really is the Best Planting Time

​Q: I am planning on adding some trees and shrubs to my yard and would appreciate some planting tips to... more

​Providing for Our Pollinators

About a year ago, I wrote an article about planting a cover crop in our gardens to improve soil health... more

​The Chemistry of Colors

“There’s a crispness in the air that greets the morning sun, a feeling of anticipation, a new day has begun.... more

Nature’s Harvest

As September closes out most of our gardening season here in Birmingham, I have been hearing a usual sound of... more

Plant a Multi-purpose Landscape - Grow it and eat it, too!

Question:  I’ve been reading a lot lately about where our food is grown, how it’s treated during the process, and... more

Look out for the late summer stingers!

​Late summer and early fall are perfect times to get out and experience the great outdoors. Whether you prefer hiking,... more


Plectosporium blight was first reported on pumpkins in Tennessee in 1988. Since then, it has been reported in other... more

​Fall Gardening Extravaganza Coming in October

Fall is a great time to garden in the South. Cooler weather makes for great … ... more

Save the Date: Farm and Home Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

By Robert Spencer​, Urban Regional Extension Specialist … Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and... more

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