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Ornamental Cabbages Offer Fall Color

Ornamental cabbage is a closely related to the common cabbage that we eat on a regular basis. It is easily grown in rich and consistently moist loam in the sun, but there are other ways to grow it. Read More »

Extension Agent Cultivates Community at Senior Living Facility

DOTHAN, Ala.—A garden is a place for people of all ages to gather, share community and interact with one another. Regional Alabama Extension Agent Lucy Edwards is cultivating a community of gardeners at Glen East Apartments in Dothan, Alabama. This is Edwards’ first year to work with the seniors at Glen East. Raised bed gardens were built for seniors to ... Read More »

Adding Blueberries to Home Landscape

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AUBURN, Ala.—Looking for a plant to grow in an area with full sun and that becomes more drought resistant over time? Blueberries are an excellent choice when adding plants to gardens and home landscaping. Assuming the soil conditions and the amount of available sunlight are adequate, blueberries can be incorporated almost anywhere. The blueberry plant itself is adorned in spring ... Read More »

How Does Your Garden Grow? With SOW App

You can grow vegetables and fruits year-round in Alabama and across much of the Southeast. The challenge for many gardeners is knowing what to plant, how to plant it and when to plant it. But SOW, a new mobile app from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, takes the guess work out of garden planting. Kerry Smith, one of the leaders ... Read More »