Lower 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:...

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...

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...

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In the Garden


What's New In Your Garden?

Gardening always brings something new. Each season is unique as weather conditions and varying disease and insect challenges combine to keep things interesting, to say the least. New varieties are continually appearing on the market along with new types...
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Favorite or New Plant

Grape Tomatoes These small, oblong tomatoes appeared on the scene a few years ago and have now become a very...

Clever Gardening Technique

Top-Down Gardening If you have not tried the "constant mulch" or "top-down" gardening system that's been around for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Fruit and Nut Trees
  • Grow Some Gardening Knowledge This Spring
  • Prepare Your Soil Before Planting
  • Select Adapted Plants
  • Topdress Lawns With Compost

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