May 2024 ACES Prepare Your Garden

Grow More Videos – May 2024

As mentioned in the newsletter in April and May, I will spend some time introducing you to the wide-reaching range of topics that ACES has prepared to help us all become better gardeners.

Over the next few months, we will break our topics into three categories:

  1. Initial preparation of the garden
  2. What to plant and control of insects
  3. Growing and harvesting

The topics for this month will deal with preparing your garden. They will cover

topics such as where you want to place your garden, raised bed gardening, irrigation. A lot of the topics are relevant for both spring and fall gardens, i.e. weed control, preparing seed tape, irrigation techniques, etc.

TopicSpeaker
Garden LocationDavid Koon – Extension home grounds regional agent
Interpreting Your Soil Test ResultsChip East – Extension commercial horticulture regional agent
Planting the Spring GardenBethany O’Rear – Extension home grounds regional agent
Planting the Summer GardenBethany O’Rear – Extension home grounds regional agent
Weed ControlBethany O’Rear – Extension home grounds regional agent
IrrigationChris Becker – Extension Limestone County coordinator
Introduction to Drip IrrigationTim Crow – Extension home grounds regional agent
Drip Irrigation ComponentsTim Crow – Extension home grounds regional agent
Assembly of Drip ComponentsTim Crow – Extension home grounds regional agent
Drip Irrigation Water Connection and Battery Timer InstallationTim Crow – Extension home grounds regional agent
Gardening in ContainersBethany O’Rear – Extension home grounds regional agent
Raised Bed GardeningDavid Koon – Extension home grounds regional agent
Building a Raised BedShane Harris – Tallapoosa County Extension coordinator
Raised Bed Soil TestLucy Edwards – Extension home grounds regional agent
Planting a Raised BedShane Harris – Tallapoosa County Extension coordinator
Making Seed TapeCaitlin Sweeney – Extension home grounds intern
MulchBethany O’Rear – Extension home grounds regional agent
Crop RotationDavid Koon – Extension home grounds regional agent