New England

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

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

It's a new year, the days are getting longer, and seed catalogs have arrived, brimming with tantalizing photos of new varieties to try. Life is good. Over the years I've started thousands of seeds indoors, yet I'm always awed by the process. How can a...
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Resources

Web Finds

Seed Germinating Tips Two very useful Web sites for both novice and experienced seed starters alike are Thompson &...

Books

Parks Success with Seeds Even though it's more than 20 years old, Parks Success with Seeds , by Ann Reilly (Park Seed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Damaging Plants with a Snowblower
  • Making a List and Checking it Twice
  • Inventory Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Control Fungus Gnats
  • Recycle Holiday Greens in the Garden

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