Middle 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

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Temperennials Fill the Gaps

Did you know that petunias are perennials? So are impatiens and sweet potato vines. Yet these plants are often labeled as annuals because they are hardy (and therefore perennial) only in tropical climates. As you probably know, a true annual completes...
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Resources

Web Finds

Starting Plants from Seeds Starting Plants from Seeds , a Horticulture Information Leaflet from NC State University,...

Books

The Exotic Garden The author of The Exotic Garden: Designing with Tropical Plants in Almost Any Climate (Taunton...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replant Frost-Heaved Bulbs and Perennials
  • Control Spider Mites
  • Make That a Fragrant Bouquet
  • Removed Damaged Limbs
  • Start Leeks

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