Western Mountains and High Plains

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

Sweet Road Salt

‘Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

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In the Garden


January in the Garden

There are relatively few outdoor garden projects to be done in January, so it's a good time to turn your attention to planning for next season's garden and landscape. Take time to read the newest seed and nursery catalogs that seem to arrive every other...
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This is Container Gardening Fellow garden writer and mentor Jim Wilson has put together his tips on container gardening in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Controlling the Overpowering Mint Mint is one aggressive herb in the garden that can become invasive and quickly crowd out other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Invite Overwintering Birds to Your Yard
  • Check Indoor Plants
  • Apply Tree Wrap
  • Force Bulbs Indoors
  • Clean Garden Tools

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