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A raised vegetable and flower garden

Luscious, fresh, homegrown vegetables can be raised by most Alabamians. Careful planning, hard work, and attention to de- tails and the information in this publication will help make you successful. The reasons for gardening vary. It can be a recreational activity, it’s good exercise, and you can take part regardless of your age or background. Gardening is therapeutic; the sunshine, clean air, and growing plants add to your mental well-being. Gardening can also be your means of earning a little extra income. Whatever your reasons, your reward will be good vegetables.

For more information

ANR-0030, “Nematode Control in the Home Garden”

ANR-0047, “Alabama Gardener’s Calendar”

ANR-0302, “Backyard Tomato Production”

ANR-1059, “Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes”

ANR-1060, “Pruning Fresh Market Tomatoes”

ANR-1112, “Rejuvenating Okra”

ANR-1254, “Crop Rotation: An Essential Part of Planning a Home Garden”

ANR-1423, “Keys to Producing and Selecting Quality Vegetable Transplants”

ANR-1422, “Basics of Fall Vegetable Gardening”

Alabama Cooperative Extension System County Offices, Departments, Units

Alabama Cooperative Extension System home page More publications and information on specific vegetables or crops


Kerry Smith, Extension Home Horticulture Associate; Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist; Charles Mitchell, Extension Agronomist, Professor, Agronomy and Soils; John Everest, Visiting Professor, Agronomy and Soils; Edward Sikora, Extension Plant Pathologist, Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology; Joseph Kemble, Extension Specialist, Professor, Horticulture; all with Auburn University; and Rufina Ward, Research Entomologist, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University.

Reviewed October 2021, The Alabama Vegetable Gardener, ANR-0479

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