Lower South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden


Give Grape Tomatoes a Try

If you haven't grown grape tomatoes before, you should give them a try this spring. The term grape tomato refers to small cherry type varieties with an oblong or grape-like shape. Since their appearance on the gardening scene a few years ago, they have...
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Web Finds

Tomato Disorders This Tomato Disorders Web site provides an easy-to-follow key to common tomato problems based...

Clever Gardening Technique

Livestock Panel Trellises Livestock panels available at most farm stores make great garden trellises. Lean a section of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Harm Those Bees
  • Fertilize Camellias and Azaleas
  • Decorate With Colorful Hanging Baskets
  • Plant Warm-Season Bedding Plants
  • Choose Caladiums for a Tropical Touch

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