How Does Your Garden Grow?

Selecting Plants/Seeds for Your Garden

  • Buy the best seed available or select stocky, healthy, fresh plants.
  • Set them at the same level they originally grew in the pot.
  • Water to settle soil around roots.
  • Set tall tomato plants deeper than they grew originally.
Information gathered from Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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Gardening Calendar

APR-2021

April: Lawns

  • New lawns may need supplemental watering.

  • Fertilize at 3- to 6-week intervals.

April: Roses

  • Watch for disease and insects.

  • Keep old flower heads removed.

Information gathered from Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Growing Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes, while most popular among gardeners , requires more planning and careful work than any other crop.

Tips:

  • Plant in a sunny location (at least 6 hours sun daily)
  • Tomatoes need deep fertile loam or sandy loam, but soil can be modified with organic matter, lime and fertilizer.
  • Select varieties listed as resistant to Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt and root-knot nematodes fertilizer (“V,F and N”).
  • Add 4 to 6 inches of mulch
  • Prune and support tomato plants. Remove suckers from ground level up to below the first flower cluster. Use cages, trellises or stakes to support plants.
  • Tomatoes are susceptible to fungus and should be sprayed with 8 to 10 inches tall and every 7 to 10 days thereafter.
  • Insecticides may be added to fungicide as needed.
  • Drought-stressed plants may cause fruit to crack. Pick mature green, pink or ripe fruit from drought-stressed plants
Information gathered from Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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Gardening Calendar

APR-2021

April: Vegetables

  • Seeds – Plant tender vegetables such as beans, corn, squash, melons and cucumbers seeds.

  • Plants – Plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, sweet potatoes and parsley plants. 

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Easter Beauty

The multi-colored Azaleas and elegant Bridal Wreath Spirea in bloom at MBG provide a beautiful setting for Spring photographs of families in their Easter finery or for just a stroll through the gardens. 

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