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

ACES:

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)

Others:

Cover crops for the Southeast https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/60100500/SlideSets/SS01.pdf

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 https://www.growingproduce.com/SoutheasternVegetableCropHandbook

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.

Amanda Borden’s Slides on Vegetable Gardening

Amanda Borden presented to the Autauga County Master Gardener Intern Class on September 26, 2018 on Vegetable Gardening. Here are her slides.

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And here are the slides on insecticides that Amanda did not use today:

Amanda Borden Slides on Sustainable Landscape Design

Amanda Borden presented to the Lunch & Learn hosted by Pike County Master Gardeners today, on the subject of Sustainable Landscape Design. Here are her slides.

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Lee’s and Amanda’s Slides on Fall Garden and Harvest

Here are the slides Lee and Amanda Borden used today for their Lunch & Learn presentation on Fall Garden and Harvest.

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As promised, here’s some information about the insect barrier and frost blanket we use. The insect barrier is Agribon AG-15. It’s very thin (and easily ripped, so we have to be careful with it). It allows in 90% of the light. Agribon says it offers “some” frost protection, but we’ve never relied on that. Because it’s so flimsy, we almost never try to reuse it.

The material we use for a frost blanket is Agribon AG-30. It offers 4-6 degrees F of frost protection and allows in 70% of the light. We could have chosen a heavier fabric for up to 8 degrees of protection, but we would have lost more light. Our frost blanket is heavy and rugged enough to reuse year after year.

Janell Diggs’ Slides on Herbs

Janell Diggs presented on “Herbs” at our regular monthly meeting this morning. She was kind enough to allow us to share her slides here.

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Amanda Borden’s Slides for Gardening 101

Amanda Borden presented a Lunch & Learn talk on “Gardening 101” for the Autauga County Master Gardeners on January 4, 2018. Here are her slides.

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Here are the plant recommendations Amanda promised:

Plants for Dry Places (Hayes Jackson, Regional Extension Agent, Calhoun & Etowah Counties):

Agave
Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)
Nolina (Nolina texana)
Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora)
Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus)
Maple Leaf Viburnum (viburnum acerifolium)
Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)
Mahonia (Mahonia spp.)
Liriope (Liriope genus)
Roof Iris (Iris tectorum)
Alabama Snow Wreath (Neviusia alabamensis)
Spirea (Spiraea spp.)
Sedums
Fringe Tree/Grancy Greybeard (Chionanthus virginicus)
Succulents

“Bullet-Proof” Plants for Southern Gardens (Jason Powell, Petals from the Past):

Reseeding Annuals—Larkspur, Poppies, Johnny Jump Up (Viola)
Bulbs—Leucojum (Snowflake), Narcissus (Ice Follies), Crinum
Antique Roses
Lenten Rose
Bears Breeches
Creeping Heliotrope
Red Hot Poker
Blue Star Amsonia
Blue Princess Verbena
Jerusalem Sage Phlomis
Salvia
Blackberry Lily
Chrysanthemum  (Ryan’s Pink)
Herbs—Rosemary (Tuscan Blue), Bulbing Fennel, Catmint, Feverfew, Creeping Thyme (Lemon Mist), Texas Tarragon
Shrubs—French Hydberrangea, Virginia Sweetspire, Spirea (Anthony Waterer)
Fruit—Blackries, Blueberries, Figs
Roses—Early Hybrid Tea (Blossomtime), Texas Squarehead Primrose
Blackfoot Daisy
Spigelia (Indian Pink)
Blue Chaste Tree
Texas Star Hibiscus
Clematis

Lee and Amanda Borden’s Slides on Cover Crops

Lee and Amanda Borden presented a talk on cover crops to the Montgomery Master Gardeners Tuesday, November 28. Here are their slides.

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