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Sunday, July 25, 2021

    Coffee grounds – from the mug to the garden

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – After enjoying a hot cup of joe in the morning, what can be done with all the used coffee grounds? Throwing them away just creates extra waste to dispose of later. Instead of aiming for the trashcan, shoot straight for...

    CATA greenhouse sale starts April 5

    VINEMONT, Ala. - The Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) Horticulture faculty and students are ready to put their green thumbs on display as they gear up for their annual plant sale at the CATA greenhouse, 17640 U.S. Highway 31 in Vinemont. According to Horticulture teacher...

    Avoid planting summer vegetables too early

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—In anticipation of enjoying summer vegetables, gardeners often plant too early causing them to struggle. In Alabama the often-warmer temperatures in late winter and spring can fool gardeners into planting too soon. Alabama summer vegetables According to Alabama Extension agent Jack LeCroy, of the...

    Cullman Forestry Planning Committee plant sale Feb. 20

    The annual Cullman Forestry Planning Committee plant sale will take place Thursday, Feb. 20 at the North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Tally Ho St. SW (across from the Cullman Bowling Center). The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and will last until the plants are...

    Pruning roses promotes vigorous growth

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - Roses are red, violets are blue. Roses need pruning; ensure that you do. Warm weather in January has gardeners itching to grab a pair of pruners and head to the flowerbeds. While pruning roses promotes growth in the plant, gardeners must...

    Time to control pesky, painful pest of the lawn

    In the winter months, we look forward to the days we can go barefoot on the lawn. However, lawn burweed is a pesky, painful weed that will cause us to put those shoes back on in a hurry.  The drought that plagued Alabama this...

    ‘This is the future of growing’

    CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex talked hydroponic gardening this week, welcoming Cullman County Master Gardener Michael Weems to its Living Landscapes program. In his “Hydroponics- the How and Why” class, Weems taught attendees the basics of constructing and maintaining a hydroponic growing...

    Hydroponic gardening class coming Feb. 6

    As my mobility has decreased, I have looked for ways to keep gardening at some level.  I think vegetable gardening in particular is both enjoyable and therapeutic in a number of ways.  I shifted to mostly container gardening a few years back and now...

    Caring for poinsettias all year

    NORMAL, Ala. - Poinsettias are an iconic indoor winter plant. The vibrant red, white and green colors make this plant a popular choice around the holidays. However, with proper care, poinsettias can add beauty and color to homes for more than just the holiday...