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Vegetable Garden Insects

…ese overwintering sites is critical to reducing next year’s population.
Colorado Potato Beetles
As adult and larval forms, Colorado potato beetles are very serious pests of Irish potatoes. They can also damage tomatoes, eggplants, and p…

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Vegetable Information

… fibrous.
Broccoli
Broccoli is one of the best fall vegetables. Broccoli has a central green head that, when removed, forms smaller lateral heads.

Broccoli is best grown from transplants that can be purchased locally or grown at home. …

13 min read

Blossom-End Rot Possible in Tomatoes

…age & Water Testing Laboratory’s website. The fee for testing is $7 per sample. Soil test boxes as well as sample forms are available at any county Extension office.
More Information
For more information on blossom-end rot, visit Al…

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Biology and Control of Mole Crickets

… The egg hatches and the larva develops externally on the insect (Figure 17), completely consuming the insect before it forms a pupa (Figure 18).

Click on images below for full scale

In the northern Gulf region, the wasp is active…

14 min read

Home Soil Testing: Taking a Sample

Every square foot of soil can be different. Soil acidity and nutrients vary across the surface of the soil and with the depth of the soil.

Collecting Soil Samples

It is important that you take a composite sample …

3 min read

Street Trees 2: The Design

…on of Nurserymen, 1250 I St., N.W., Suite 500, Washington DC 20005.

Trees are grown, harvested,and marketed in three forms: balled and burlapped (B&B), in containers, or bare root. There are new variations to these methods, such as b…

8 min read

Street Trees 3: Planting the Trees

…r the urban setting with restricted, exposed root zone areas. Do not use this method for fertilization. If slow-release forms of nitrogen are used, up to 6 pounds of nitrogen could be applied per 1,000 square feet. To prevent damage to turf…

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Container Gardening

Gardening in containers is one of the most versatile and creative forms of garden design. Planting a container garden is much like creating a floral arrangement. However, live plants are enjoyed for a whole season. Almost any plant grows in…

6 min read

The Culture of Camellias: The State Flower of Alabama

…sy to grow evergreen flowering shrub with many uses, incredible ruggedness, and great beauty. A wider variety of flower forms, new hybrids, seedlings, and hardy species, as well as improved cultural techniques and devices, have pushed the o…

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Protecting Pollinators in Urban Areas: Safe Use of Integrated Pest Management

…stages of whiteflies are attached to the plant and won’t dislodge. One way to capture adult whiteflies or even winged forms of aphids is to use sticky cards. Yellow sticky cards (fig. 6) are available at local garden centers or online. Th…

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Water for Ornamental Garden Pools

… by chemical dechlorination. Commercial dechlorinators made from sodium thiosulfate are available in liquid or pelleted forms from most aquarium and pool suppliers.
Water Volume and Weight
Water volume of the pool must be determined befor…

6 min read

Hydrangeas

…; pruned after June flowers fade to enjoy a second, early fall flowering; up to 12-inch-diameter mound; cultivar flower forms preferred to native, wild species.

Culture and Pruning: Can grow in partial sunlight; light or …

13 min read

Planting and Establishing Woody Landscape Plants

… help you determine the right amount of fertilizer based on your soil test results. See www.aces.edu/soiltest. Click on Forms and Calculator Options.

Step 2. Choose the Right Plant

Closely rel…

9 min read

St. Augustinegrass Lawns

… to be thatch-prone, has shallow rooting, and is sensitive to cold temperature exposure. It is resistant to SADV and performs well in either shade or full sun.

Establishing St. Augustinegrass
Currently, all St. Augustineg…

13 min read

Growing Roses

… flower and the most popular garden flower is the rose. More than 6,000 varieties of roses offer a wide range of flower forms, colors, and fragrances from spring until late fall. Roses can be used in the landscape as single specimen plants …

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