Sign Up for Alabama Extension Master Gardener Classes for Fall 2022 | The St. Clair Times

Sign Up for Alabama Extension Master Gardener Classes for Fall 2022 |  The St. Clair Times

Do you love plants? Do you enjoy learning? Then you are a great candidate for the Master Gardener Intern Training Program. You do not have to be a garden expert, just come with a desire to learn and grow. The Alabama Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program is an educational volunteer-recruitment program offered through the Alabama … Read more

Master Gardener: Here’s why your tomatoes aren’t producing fruit | Home & Garden

Master Gardener: Here's why your tomatoes aren't producing fruit |  Home & Garden

Brian Jervis Ask a Master Gardener “My tomatoes are not producing any fruit. What’s wrong?” — CO Tomatoes are kind of the prima donnas of the garden. Unless everything is just right, they won’t produce fruit. For better or worse, we had a cooler spring, then rain for a couple of weeks, and then we … Read more

Summer is inevitable: Gardening tips for July | Master Gardener | Home and Garden

Master Gardener: Drip irrigation can help homeowners meet requirements |  Home and Garden

We’ve had a lovely long spring, but summer is inevitable. We will learn this again, as we do every year in July, historically our hottest and driest month of the year. Keep things easy this month on both you and the garden. Work in the mornings, stay hydrated and ease off the pruning and fertilizing. … Read more

Master Gardener: Tips on watering your lawn without wasting water, money | Home & Garden

Master Gardener: Tips on watering your lawn without wasting water, money |  Home & Garden

Tom Ingram Ask a Master Gardener ‘HASt this point in the summer, I am trying not to go broke from watering my lawn and landscape. What can I do to minimize my water usage?” —BF Water usage is not usually one of the first things we think about when planning our landscaping or selecting our … Read more

ANGELINA MASTER GARDENERS: The joy of vegetable gardening | Community News

ANGELINA MASTER GARDENERS: The joy of vegetable gardening |  Community News

I visited Master Gardener Linda Conner to see her raised bed vegetable gardens on a recent warm summer morning. Linda’s backyard is a welcoming living space with seating areas, a lawn swing and a firepit for cool evenings. A large elm tree brings welcome shade, and her neatly maintained raised vegetable beds add color and … Read more

Gardening Etcetera: Lessons learned from a gardening life | Local

Gardening Etcetera: Lessons learned from a gardening life |  Local

JACKEE ALSTON I admit this growing season has been very discouraging to me. More than any of my twenty years of setting seeds in the ground, 2022 has brought me to tears. But I feel ungrateful writing this because, unlike many of my friends, I haven’t faced property damage from fires or flooding at least. … Read more

Garden: The perils of Tina Tomato | WacoToday

Garden: The perils of Tina Tomato |  WacoToday

Dear Diary, today was my lucky day. I woke up as usual in the garden center, hoping that I would finally by bought and taken home with someone. It actually happened! Ralph the gardener selected me from all the other tomatoes on sale and brought me home with him. I was looking forward to showing … Read more

GARDENER COLUMN: On the lookout – for bugs | Home & Garden

GARDENER COLUMN: Planning your vegetable garden layout |  Home & Garden

“We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.”—Bill Vaughan Our June weather has been all over the board – from cold and wet to hot and humid – making it hard to accomplish garden tasks when I’m at home. … Read more

Master Gardeners garden walk puts six sites on display | News

Master Gardeners garden walk puts six sites on display |  News

CLINTON – After a two-year absence caused by COVID pandemic restrictions and the 2020 derecho, the Clinton County Master Gardeners’ Garden Walk will take place Sunday, June 26. The event will be from noon to 4 pm, with six private gardens in Clinton and Camanche open for public viewing, rain or shine. “I just think … Read more

Companion Planting for the Modern Gardener | Gardening

Companion Planting for the Modern Gardener |  Gardening

Companion planting has long been steeped in folklore and history, but until recently, not much research or serious study was done to determine if the practices really work. Recent scientific studies have validated some of the folklore. Many of the old sayings your grandparents passed down about planting crops together are true and could benefit … Read more