0AA5 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 16D0 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 000C county agent 018F (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. 0024 Homegrown veggies inexpensive, tasty 001A – Sharon Dowdy
2. 0021 New life for old tomato varieties 001A – Terry Kelley
3. 0030 Start trellising soon after plants start growing 0014 – Kelley
4. 002C Is it possible to grow food on your balcony? 0018 – Allie Byrd
5. 0030 Broccoli, cauliflower do well in Georgia gardens 0014 – Kelley
6. 0024 Melons provide treats for taste buds 0035 – Kelley

General gardening
7. 0018 Planting for pollinators 001A – April Sorrow
8. 0027 Staying friends with bees in the garden 0019 – Paul Thomas
9. 001F Successfully grow indoor plants 0013 – Byrd
10. 001E Free advice for home gardeners 001C – Faith Peppers
11. 001F Soil test solves garden mystery 001C – George Boyhan
12. 0024 Compost: Recycling at the next level 003D – Geoffrey Brown

Gold medal winners
13. 000C 2009 winners 0021 – Stephanie Schupska
14. 0027 ‘Hot’ annual receives magazine fame 001C – Bodie Pennisi
15. 0026 Arkansas blue star a fall show-stopper 0016 – Pennisi
16. 0028 Winning vine valued for beautiful leaves 0018 – Gary Wade
17. 0021 Evergreen shrub a fragrant winner 0013 – Wade
18. 0027 Lavender twist redbud ‘stops traffic' 0026 – Wade

Trees
19. 0012 Tree planting tips 0018 – Kim Coder
20. 001B Consider tree shapes, sizes 001F – Matthew Chappell
21. 001C Trees honor Georgia heritage 0014 – Coder
22. 001D Are your trees boys or girls? 0035 – Coder

Interesting insects
23. 0014 Wasps aren't all bad 001D – Whitney Boozer
24. 001E Scary-looking insect assassins 0015 – Boozer
25. 000B Ant biology 0072 – Boozer

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

  • 001B 2008 Garden Packet Articles 0009
  • 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 2635

(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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