Lower South

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sourcing Organic Seeds

National News

For those avid about using organic methods to grow their vegetables, herbs, and flowers, using organically grown seed is a must. However, not all seed companies offer organic seeds so it can take...

Plant Sales Support Medical Research

Perilla is a colorful annual flower that resembles coleus but is more sun and heat tolerant. A newly introduced perilla not only has improved leaf color and texture, it also has a special story...

Amended Compost Holds More Nutrients

Adding compost to your garden soils is a great way to improve water retention and drainage and add nutrients. Making your own compost is the best way to produce large quantities at home, however,...

New Orange Eggplant

Eggplant is a favorite vegetable for grilling, roasting, and using in soups and other dishes. Most commonly available with purple skins, in the last 20 years eggplants have been introduced with...

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In the Garden


Start Yourself a Garden of Eatin'

You all have green thumbs! Trust me on this one. We humans were originally put in a garden for a reason: We were made to garden! The difference between an alleged green or brown thumb usually boils down to an understanding of some horticultural basics...
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Web Finds

Vegetable Gardening Publications for the South Here are a number of online vegetable gardening publications from various southern Extension...

Favorite or New Plant

"Sorbet" Violas Violas are among the most versatile garden flowers. They do well in a container or garden bed....
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Regional Reminders

  • Starting a New Christmas Cactus From a Cutting
  • Don't Wait to Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Clean Up Flower Beds
  • Maintain Soil Moisture
  • Protecting Plants Before a Freeze

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