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Alabama Master Gardeners Brand & Logo Guidelines

A New Set of Garden Tools
These guidelines help give uniformity, consistency, and integrity to the identity and image of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Alabama Master Gardeners. These guidelines should be adhered to f…

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Fall is a Great Time to Make Adjustments to Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Late in the growing season, crop and garden problems, such as disease and insects, can thrive on unattended fields and gardens. After plants have played out, there are a few simple steps growers can take to help pr…

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Online Beekeeping Course Set for October

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Beekeeping is going digital. Beekeepers across the state will have the opportunity to participate in an online beekeeping course series designed for both hobby and small commercial beekeepers. The workshop, conduct…

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Saving Seeds: This Year’s Seeds, Next Year’s Plants

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With summer gardens starting to dwindle, growers can take this opportunity to get started on next year’s vegetable and flower gardens. Saving seeds from this year’s plants can help growers get a head start for next…

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Yellow Jackets Most Aggressive in Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With fall just around the corner, the time when yellow jackets are at their most aggressive is fast approaching. To make matters worse, Alabama is experiencing unusually high yellow jacket populations this year. …

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Freeze Vegetables This Summer

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From tomatoes to squash, summer is filled with a wonderful bounty of garden vegetables. Wouldn’t it be great to have these fresh vegetables all year long? Luckily, people can freeze fresh produce from the local…

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Lightning Bugs: Summer’s Night Light

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Many southerners have fond memories of catching lightning bugs on a summer’s night. The fascination surrounding these insects always invoke curious questions. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System professional prov…

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SOW–A Planting Companion

The “SOW – A Planting Companion” app is designed to tell you the optimum time to plant each crop in your home garden. Simply choose your location and start planting. Click on the photo of a crop to see more information including…

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Master Gardener Helpline Provides Valuable Garden Information

Does your garden have you stumped? Did a freeze burn your bulbs? Is there a deformed leaf on your azaleas? The Alabama Master Gardeners (MGs) are standing by, ready to answer questions on the Master Gardener Helpline.
Call 1-877-ALA-GROW

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Summer Care Important to Next Year’s Blueberries

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—As summer continues to sizzle, blueberry season is fizzling out in Alabama. Most years Alabama blueberries continue to grow through late summer, but with mild winter temperatures and an early spring, blueberry bush…

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Harvesting Your Own Groceries

Harvesting Your Own Groceries is part 17 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

To ensure high-quality, nutritious vegetables from your home garden and to prevent waste, proper harvesting at the right stage is essential. The time of d…

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Cicada Killer: A Cicada Predator

The song of cicadas in summer is so common many people do not notice the sound after a few days of the males singing to attract females. These insects are pretty harmless. However, there is a predator that focuses on killing cicadas.

Cic…

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Garden Problem Guide

Garden Proble Guide is part 16 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

There are a number of common garden problems that challenge novice and veteran gardeners alike.  Learn more about these problems and possible cures.

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The Myths of Picking a Watermelon

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – During the summer heat, cutting open the perfectly ripe watermelon is a great way to cool down. Picking the perfect watermelon can be deceiving though. Many social media sites claim to have the fool-proof method of…

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Vegetable Garden Insects

Vegetable Garden Insects is part 15 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Vegetables grown in the southern United States are vulnerable to attack by a variety of insect pests. Our warm temperatures and long growing seasons are not on…

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