Welcome to the 34th annual Spring Garden Packet. Put out each year by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, this edition has 25 feature articles written by 14 CAES faculty members, news editors and graduate and undergraduate students to provide timely, valuable gardening information. " /> Welcome to the 34th annual Spring Garden Packet. Put out each year by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, this edition has 25 feature articles written by 14 CAES faculty members, news editors and graduate and undergraduate students to provide timely, valuable gardening information. " /> CAES NEWSWIRE | Spring Garden Packet '09 Skip to Main Menu Skip to Content

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2009 edition of annual UGA Spring Garden Packet
Welcome to the 34th annual Spring Garden Packet from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Written by 14 CAES faculty members, editors and graduate and undergraduate students, these 25 feature articles are provided to help you give your readers the timely, valuable gardening information they want. Your UGA Cooperative Extension county agent (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, trees and interesting insects.

Fruits and vegetables
1. Homegrown veggies inexpensive, tasty – Sharon Dowdy
2. New life for old tomato varieties – Terry Kelley
3. Start trellising soon after plants start growing – Kelley
4. Is it possible to grow food on your balcony? – Allie Byrd
5. Broccoli, cauliflower do well in Georgia gardens – Kelley
6. Melons provide treats for taste buds – Kelley

General gardening
7. Planting for pollinators – April Sorrow
8. Staying friends with bees in the garden – Paul Thomas
9. Successfully grow indoor plants – Byrd
10. Free advice for home gardeners – Faith Peppers
11. Soil test solves garden mystery – George Boyhan
12. Compost: Recycling at the next level – Geoffrey Brown

Gold medal winners
13. 2009 winners – Stephanie Schupska
14. ‘Hot’ annual receives magazine fame – Bodie Pennisi
15. Arkansas blue star a fall show-stopper – Pennisi
16. Winning vine valued for beautiful leaves – Gary Wade
17. Evergreen shrub a fragrant winner – Wade
18. Lavender twist redbud ‘stops traffic' – Wade

Trees
19. Tree planting tips – Kim Coder
20. Consider tree shapes, sizes – Matthew Chappell
21. Trees honor Georgia heritage – Coder
22. Are your trees boys or girls? – Coder

Interesting insects
23. Wasps aren't all bad – Whitney Boozer
24. Scary-looking insect assassins – Boozer
25. Ant biology – Boozer

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

(Stephanie Schupska was principle editor of the 2009 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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