Amanda Borden’s Slides for “Love Your Vegetable Garden”

Amanda Borden presented to the Autauga County Master Gardeners meeting today on “Loving Your Vegetable Garden.” Here are her slides.

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Vegetable Gardening Sources


The Alabama vegetable gardener (ANR-0479)

Backyard tomato production (ANR-302)

Basics of vegetable crop irrigation (ANR-1169)

Blossom-end rot in tomatoes: Causes and prevention (ANR-1059)

Crop rotation: An essential part of planning a home garden (ANR-1254)

Foliar diseases of tomatoes (ANR-71)

Garden bugs: Insect pest management in the home vegetable garden (ANR-1045)

How to properly prune your tomatoes (Fontenot, LSU Ag Center)

Identifying caterpillars in field, forage, and horticultural crops (ANR-1121)

Insecticides for organic commercial & backyard vegetable production (ANR-1428)

Keys to selecting and producing quality vegetable transplants (ANR-1423)

Planting guide for home gardening in Alabama (ANR-0063)

Pruning fresh-market tomatoes (ANR-1060)

Raised bed gardening (ANR-1345)

Soil solarization for control of soil borne diseases, insects, and weeds (ANR-1213)

Soil temperature conditions for vegetable seed germination (ANR-1061)

Tomato disease identification (ANR-895)

Tomato insect management guide for Alabama (ANR-1191)

Tomato varieties: Growth habit and disease resistance (Glover & East)

Trap crops for managing insect pests (ANR-1430)

Virus diseases of tomato (ANR-836)

Wilt diseases of tomatoes (ANR-0797)

Worms on tomatoes (Smith, Alabama IPM Communicator)

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension:

Conserving water in the vegetable garden (Circular 964)

Growing vegetables organically (Bulletin 1011)

Insect identification guide for Southeastern landscapes (Bulletin 1409)

Mulching vegetables (Circular 984)

Trap cropping for small-market vegetable growers (Circular 1118)

Troubleshooting vegetable production problems in the Southeast (Circular 1054)

Using cover crops in the home garden (Circular 1057)

Vegetable garden calendar (Circular 943)


Cover crops for the Southeast

Tomato diseases and disorders (Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, PD 54)

Bradley, Fern Marshall. Rodale’s vegetable garden problem solver: The best and latest advice for beating pests, diseases, and weeds and staying a step ahead of trouble in the garden. New York: Rodale, 2007.

Cranshaw, Whitney. Garden insects of North America: The ultimate guide to backyard bugs. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.

Ellis, Barbara W. & Fern Marshall Bradley (eds). The organic gardener’s handbook of natural insect and disease control: A complete problem-solving guide to keeping your garden and yard healthy without chemicals. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1996.

Hylton, William H. (ed) The Rodale herb book: How to use, grow, and buy nature’s miracle plants. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 1974.

Kemble, J.M, (ed), Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers Group. Southeastern U.S. 2019 Vegetable Crop Handbook. Available for free download from

Reeves, Walter, & Felder Rushing. Guide to Alabama vegetable gardening. Franklin, TN: Cool Springs Press, 2007.

Wallace, Ira. Vegetable gardening in the Southeast. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2013.

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