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Gardening in the South – Extension Daily

Beneficial Insects In Gardens (Mon, 09 Jul 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Most people’s first reaction when they see an insect on their flowers or vegetables is to find a way to get rid of it. Sometimes this is the right thought process, but other times that insect could actually be helping the plant. There are several beneficial insects that help fight against harmful ... The post Beneficial Insects In Gardens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Growing Angel’s Trumpet (Fri, 29 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Named for its physical characteristics, Angel’s Trumpet is an attractive and easy to grow flowering plant. Angel’s Trumpet, scientifically known as Brugmansia, is a genus of seven different species of flowering plants in the Solanaceae family. Other members of the Solanaceae family include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and tobacco. People commonly mistake them with the closely ... The post Growing Angel’s Trumpet appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Use High Quality Seed in Fall Vegetable Gardens (Wed, 27 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – If you missed the chance to plant a spring garden there is still hope to have fresh vegetables. Fall vegetable gardens are popular choices among gardeners. They not only provide nutritious food, they also act as a hobby for a lot of people. When planting a fall vegetable garden, choosing seeds of ... The post Use High Quality Seed in Fall Vegetable Gardens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Ground Covers: Beneficial To Landscapes (Wed, 20 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Ground covers are beneficial and visually pleasing elements to any garden or landscape. They also assist in improving imperfections or filling empty space. There are many kinds of annuals or perennials used in landscapes. An Alabama Extension professional provides information on choosing and utilizing these plants. Ground Covers David Koon, an Alabama Extension regional ... The post Ground Covers: Beneficial To Landscapes appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Dollarspot Common Disease on Alabama Lawns (Mon, 18 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Dollarspot is the most common disease people find in home lawns in Alabama. This fungal disease causes deep scars in a lawn. This damage can be serious and affects the look on well-maintained lawns. An Alabama Extension professional offers information and control options for this disease. The Disease Dr. Austin Hagan, an ... The post Dollarspot Common Disease on Alabama Lawns appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Timely Pest Management Resources for Farm and Garden (Fri, 15 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala.—Pest management plans allow home gardeners and farmers to minimize damage in the garden and in the field to ensure unhindered growth. Growers have long managed home gardens with traditional pest management methods. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System specialist said there are many options in addition to traditional methods. Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, an Alabama Extension ... The post Timely Pest Management Resources for Farm and Garden appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Controlling Fire Ants in Vegetable Gardens (Mon, 04 Jun 2018)
AUBURN, Ala.—Homeowners breaking ground in gardens this spring may find the plot is teeming with life coming out of the winter season—a different kind of life than they would like to see. Fire ants are common in yards, flowerbeds, playgrounds and gardens throughout Alabama. Dr. Fudd Graham, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist, said the following ... The post Controlling Fire Ants in Vegetable Gardens appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Growing Herbs Indoors (Fri, 18 May 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Growing herbs does not have to be a  complicated process. An easy way to get fresh herbs for cooking is to grow herbs indoors. This lets you be an amateur gardener, while eliminating the hassle of the grocery store. Here are a few tips that will help you grow herbs indoors. Although there are ... The post Growing Herbs Indoors appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Tips for Planting Summer Flowering Bulbs (Wed, 09 May 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Planting bulbs that produce during the summer months can save you time and money during the hot season. Keeping your flower beds full of life during the dry season requires commitment. Here are some tips for planting and managing your favorite type of summer flowering bulbs. Common Summer Bulb Species Common summer bulbs include ... The post Tips for Planting Summer Flowering Bulbs appeared first on Extension Daily.
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Horseradish: A Hardy and Zesty Perennial (Wed, 02 May 2018)
AUBURN, Ala. – Horseradish is a popular food choice that provides a spicy flavor to meals. People grow it for the hot taste that the taproot of the plant has. An oil you find in the root cells creates the hot smell and flavor. Unknown to most, people can grow horseradish in a garden, much ... The post Horseradish: A Hardy and Zesty Perennial appeared first on Extension Daily.
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