North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

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  • Great gardening tips for beets and cabbage

    Garden tip: If you do not have a yard to plant, here are some vegetables and flowers that grow well in containers: beets; cabbage; cucumbers; lettuce; lima beans; onions; peppers; radishes; spinach; squash and tomatoes. You may try to grow tulips, grasses and any annual plant.

    April 2, 2010

  • Now is time to plant cool weather seeds

    Garden tip: It is time in this area to plant cool weather seed such as radishes, turnips, collards, mustard and English peas and snap peas.

    March 30, 2010

  • There are multiple ways you can fertilize daffodils

    Garden tip: I recently gave you information to fertilize your daffodils when they come out of the ground. This was information presented in a gardening class.

    March 22, 2010

  • Center’s Valentine’s party a labor of love

    Everything was perfect, except we didn’t have enough room for everybody. Our cars were lined up two and three deep. Those are just minor inconveniences, right?

    February 23, 2010

  • Use fertilizer mixture, cola to ready garden

    Garden tip: To ready your garden area for planting, use one gallon of fertilizer, one package of epsom salt, a box of Ironite with 1 to 5 pounds of sugar. Spread over the garden area, then overspray with one can of regular cola in a 20-gallon hose-end sprayer.

    February 22, 2010

  • Cold weather won't stop crab grass

    Garden tip: The weather is still cold, but now is the time to treat your yard with a pre-emerge formula to control crab grass.

    February 12, 2010

  • Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree

    Garden tip: If you have not set out your trees, it is time to do so. Arbor Day is this month, so plant any tree. Remember to mix 2 tablespoons of corn syrup and a half-cup of apple juice with one gallon of water to dampen the roots as you plant.

    February 5, 2010

  • Fertilize daffodil plants, not blooms

    Be sure to place all cut daffodils in a vase by themselves because they exude a sap that poisons other cut flowers.

    January 29, 2010

  • Gardendale girls softball to hold meeting Jan. 12 Gardendale girls softball is holding a general meeting open to the public on Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at The Garden-dale Civic Center.

    January 8, 2010

  • Insects not a fan of alcohol, oil mixture Garden tip: If you have insects (just one or two once in a while) mix a half-cup of rubbing alcohol with a half-tablespoon tablespoon of vegetable oil in a pint of warm water.

    January 8, 2010