Coastal and Tropical 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


New Year, New Garden

There's no time like January to begin taking steps to make a better garden, and often that means changing your ways. Start by growing some seedlings, or doing it better than you have before. Better Starts Start with a new lightbulb(s) in the lamp...
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Favorite or New Plant

Pothos 'Silver Queen' When it comes to the houseplants known generally as "ivies" because they are vines that trail or...

Clever Gardening Technique

Topdressing: A Fancy Feast While you're out there scratching around in the perennial bed and replenishing the mulch around...
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Regional Reminders

  • Growing Dependable Spuds
  • Combat Early Weeds
  • Cut Down Ornamental Grasses
  • Monitor Soil Moisture in Preparation for Tree and Shrub Planting
  • Make Compost in a Bag

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