Middle South

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Lime Green Cauliflower

National News

There are few vegetables as majestic-looking and beautiful as the Romanesco cauliflower. This Italian heirloom hails from the coastal region between Rome and Naples. Romanesco cauliflower is noted...

Cold-Hardy Clumping Bamboos

Bamboos have become popular landscape plants for creating garden rooms, blocking unsightly views, or lending your garden an Asian feel. Bamboos are grouped as either running or clumping types....

Organic Strawberries Better for Fighting Cancer

Over the years we’ve reported about the various cancer-fighting compounds contained in many fresh fruits and vegetables. New research suggests that how the fruits and vegetables are grown may make...

New Biodegradable Seedling Pots

Many gardeners have used peat, coir, and other biodegradable pots to start their seedlings. The advantage of peat and coir pots over plastic is that the "pot and all" can be transplanted in...

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In the Garden


Planting by the Calendar

Should I start my sunflowers indoors? Why are my petunia seedlings so small? My tomato plants are already huge and I can't plant them outside for weeks, what should I do? Experienced gardeners sometimes forget all the questions they had when they...
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Web Finds

Last Frost Dates According to Floridata's Frost Dates for Selected Cities Web site, here are the average last...


Allergy-Free Gardening In Allergy-Free Gardening (Ten Speed Press, 2000; $23), author Thomas Ogren examines the role...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Flowering Branches
  • Maintain Bird Feeders
  • Don't Overdo It
  • Water Fig Tree Carefully
  • Provide Supplemental Light for Houseplants

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