Podcast #251 – Chatting with Master Gardeners About the Fall

We love growing vegetables in the fall. It’s more pleasant to be outside, the weeds and bugs slow down, and we get to grow vegetables like collards and kohlrabi that just don’t work in central Alabama in the summer.


We had the chance to visit with the Master Gardeners of the Central Alabama Master Gardeners Association this week, and as usual, we learned as much as we taught. Today’s podcast is a reprise of our presentation with some of the comments of the group thrown in.

Listen – 30:00

Here’s some follow-up information we provided to the CAMGA members after our presentation:

Information on short-day onions:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/publications/onions/shortday.html
Also, see attached ACES article, page 2 for a list of short-day varieties.

Insect barrier:
Agribon AG-15 insect barrier – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-5455-agribon-ag-15-insect-barrier-118-x-50.aspx#

Frost blanket:
Agribon AG-30 frost blanket – http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6843-agribon-ag-30-83-x-250.aspx#

We purchase cover crop seed mixes from Adams-Briscoe Seed Co. – http://www.abseed.com/

Amanda is pulling squash from her trap crop bed. It did its job well and is infested with squash bug eggs, so these plants will need to be burned. When she's finished, she'll plant those collards in the tray, and I'll follow up immediately with row cover to protect the tender young plants from those voracious late summer insects.
Amanda is pulling squash from her trap crop bed. It did its job well and is infested with squash bug eggs, so these plants will need to be burned. When she’s finished, she’ll plant those collards in the tray, and I’ll follow up immediately with row cover to protect the tender young plants from those voracious late summer insects.

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