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Calibrating Sprayers Important For Gardeners

…RSITY, Ala. – With spring fully upon us, many people will be spending much of their time planting and maintaining their gardens. Part of this maintenance is spraying to control weeds and pests. Calibrating sprayers before applying pesticide…

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Winter Maintenance for Gardens and Flower Beds

…Nature is always working even during winter. Finished compost can be used as a soil amendment. Litter from the finished garden can be used replenish the compost pile. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Mulch
Adding mulch helps to mana…

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Attracting Garden Pollinators

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Pollination is one of the most common concerns when planting spring and early summer gardens. How do gardeners know if their cucumbers and squash are really getting pollinated?

Dani Carroll, an Alabama Extension…

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Give the Master Gardener Helpline a Ring

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Does your spring 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 gardene…

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Early Season Thoughts on Disease Management in the Home Vegetable Garden

The following article contains information on early season disease management for home vegetable gardens.
Seeds
There are some plant diseases caused by fungal, bacterial and viral pathogens that can be seed-borne. Growers should consult s…

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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…

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Basics of Fall Vegetable Gardening

Many vegetables are well adapted to planting in the summer for fall harvest, which will extend the gardening season so you can continue to harvest fresh produce after earlier crops have finished producing. The fall harvest can be extended e…

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Horticulture Notes: Add Garlic to Your Garden

… family, which includes onions, garlic, and leeks. Ordinary garlic (Allium sativum) is that found most often in Alabama gardens, but several garlic cultivars are available.

Elephant garlic is a different species (Allium ampeloprasum) and…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Soil Pests in the Garden

Managing Soil Pests in the Garden is part two of three in the Garden Bugs series.
General Recommendations
Many soil insect pest populations reach high numbers in grass or turf, and home Gardens are often established in areas previously co…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden

Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden is part three of three in the Garden Bugs series.

Nonchemical methods for managing Garden pests that feed on the foliage and fruit of Garden vegetables.
Aphids

To repel aphids, anchor alumi…

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