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Angel’s and Devil’s Trumpets: Know the Difference

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Angel’s and Devil’s Trumpets, while closely related, are just as different as their names suggest. An Extension professional discusses these differences, as well as one important similarity.
Angel’s Trumpe…

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Drying Fruits at Home

Drying is the oldest method of preserving fruits. Instead of canning or freezing, most fruits can be dried. It is easy and can also be the least expensive method. Many fruits can be stored for 6 months to a year.

Selectin…

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Drying Herbs

Of all the methods of preserving food, drying is the simplest. Dried food is preserved by the removal of water. It weighs less and takes up less storage space than fresh foods. Drying is fairly easy and relatively inexpensive. It re…

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Recycling Leaves

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generate about 262 million tons of municipal trash each year. They recycle and compost 91 million tons of this material. On average, a single person will recycle and c…

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Managing Irrigation for Container Nurseries

For container nurseries, knowing how long to irrigate can be a challenge. Why is this important? Plant growth can be limited when you don’t water long enough. More importantly, if you water too long, pest pressure increases and fertilizer i…

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Controlling Armadillo Damage in Alabama

Take a ride on just about any road in Alabama and you are likely to see an armadillo belly-up on the side of the road. Armadillos were first noted in Alabama in the 1940s around Mobile County.

Since then they have expanded their range to…

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As apple crop is growing well and sizing sweet and juicy fruit, small, sunken brown lesions, sometimes surrounded by a red halo can appear and are easily spotted on green or yellow fruit.  These are the symptoms of bitter rot disease. Bitt…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Grilled Cheese Surprise

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is launching a new series of tasty recipes starting with Grilled Cheese Surprise. Try something new and add healthy ingredients to a classic recipe.
Ingredients

Butter, sof…

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Live Well Recipe: Spinach Dip

Try our Spinach Dip as a cool snack or party treat. Serve with veggies, such as carrots, celery, or bell peppers, for a healthy crunch. Serves 12.
Ingredients
1 package frozen spinach, thawed, 10 ounces

1/2 cup low-fat sour cream

1 …

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Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

Throughout the Gulf Coast states, floods directly affecting food production (including produce, grains, and animal feed) are relatively rare. Preparing for or reacting to flooding in terms of keeping food safe is not something that …

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The Alabama Vegetable Gardener

The Alabama Vegetable Gardener Handbook offers valuable resources for both the beginning and veteran gardener.

Find links to all the sections of the Alabama Vegetable Gardener below.

Part 1—Planning for the Home Garden
Part 2…

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Nematodes Could Be the Reason Garden Is Unproductive

Nematodes Could Be the Reason Garden Is Unproductive is part 14 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Some gardeners are surprised to find that their gardens are not producing as many vegetables as they had expected. There could be s…

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Control Diseases for Top-Quality Tomatoes

Control Diseases for Top-Quality Tomatoes is part 13 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Tomatoes are by far the favorite and most widely grown vegetable in home gardens. Nothing can be more satisfying than picking a juicy red toma…

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Vegetable Information

Vegetable Information is part 12 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Alabama’s moderate climate and generally abundant rainfall mean the state’s gardeners can grow vegetables virtually year-round.

You may also want to download A…

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Home-Grown Seed

Home-Grown Seed is part 11 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Some Alabama gardeners like to save their own pea and bean seed to ensure a supply of that variety for the next year. It is best to set aside a short section of row sp…

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