Upper South

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


Houseplants to the Rescue

There's nothing like being snowbound for over a week to make a person learn what is most appreciated and what helps to maintain some semblance of sanity. For me, it's been a combination of the antics of my dog and cat, the flocks of birds at the...
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Web Finds

Gesneriads Other than orchids, the gesneriad family most likely offers the widest range of flowering...

Tool or Gardening Product

Window Plant Stand If you have only one or two windows that receive light good enough for houseplants, consider...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Hyacinths Indoors
  • Use Discarded Christmas Trees
  • Peruse Catalogs
  • Controlling Winter Weeds
  • Relax While You Can

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