4874 Welcome to the 33rd annual Spring Garden Packet. Put out each year by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, this edition has 27 feature articles written by 14 CAES faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students to provide timely, valuable gardening information." /> Welcome to the 33rd annual Spring Garden Packet. Put out each year by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, this edition has 27 feature articles written by 14 CAES faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students to provide timely, valuable gardening information." /> CAES NEWSWIRE | Spring special Skip to Main Menu Skip to Content

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2008 edition of annual UGA Spring Garden Packet

Volume XXXIII
Number 1
Page i

Welcome to the 33rd annual Spring Garden Packet from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Written by 14 CAES faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students, these 27 feature articles are provided to help you give your readers the timely, valuable gardening information they want. Your UGA Cooperative Extension 000C county agent 0196 (just call 1-800-ASK-UGA1) can help you localize these features. The stories are available on Georgia FACES at a georgiafaces.com.

This year’s edition is split into sections. First, you’ll find articles on fruits and vegetables, followed by general gardening, gold medal winners, garden pests and plant diseases.

Fruits and vegetables
1. 001A Top 10 vegetables to try 001B – Kristen Plank
2. 0012 Georgia oranges? 001B – Sharon Omahen
3. 0018 Growing sweet potatoes 001A – Terry Kelley
4. 001F Put your harvest on the table 0013 – Plank
5. 0021 From garden to grub: Ratatouille 0032 – Plank

General gardening
6. 001C Good gardening saves green 001E – Matthew Chappell
7. 0022 Gardening success during drought 0013 – Plank
8. 0016 Alternatives to turf 001B – Amanda Tedrow
9. 0018 Gardening ‘achoos’ 0016 – Peppers
10. 0021 Creating a garden with children 0015 – Plank
11. 001B Growing gourds in Georgia 0035 – Kelley

Gold medal winners
12. 0024 Georgia's plant all-stars for 2008 0014 – Plank
13. 0010 Comeback plant 001C – Bodie Pennisi
14. 001E Paperbush adds heavenly scent 0018 – Gary Wade
15. 0019 American Hornbeam adapts 0013 – Wade
16. 0029 Pride of Augusta great vine for Georgia 0013 – Wade
17. 0026 Cranesbill a ‘floral blockbuster’ 002E - Pennisi

Garden pests
18. 0019 Using pesticides safely 001E – Paul Guillebeau
19. 001E The ultimate unwelcome guest 0019 – Elmer Gray
20. 001E Tips to keep mosquitoes away 0019 – Guillebeau
21. 001F Widow spiders and work gloves 0022 – Stephanie Schupska
22. 0019 Hornworms love tomatoes 001B – Nancy Hinkle
23. 0019 The lowdown on chiggers 002F – Gray

Plant diseases
24. 0021 Prevent some vegetable diseases 0019 – Brad Haire
25. 0012 Take-all root rot 001D – Holly Thornton
26. 0022 Pick tomatoes resistant to virus 0016 – Kelley
27. 0022 UGA clinic diagnoses sick plants 0072 – Thornton

Here are all of the annual UGA garden packet articles for the past seven years:

  • 001B 2007 Garden Packet Articles 0009
  • 001B 2006 Garden Packet Articles 0009
  • 001B 2005 Garden Packet Articles 0009
  • 001B 2004 Garden Packet Articles 000B
  • 001C 2003 Garden Packet Articles 000B
  • 001C 2002 Garden Packet Articles 2606

(Stephanie Schupska was principle editor of the 2008 Spring Garden Packet and is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.)

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