Mid-Atlantic

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

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Red Wigglers Turn Garbage Into Gold

Funny how life happens. This morning a dear friend suggested I get a cat or dog for company. Good idea, I was once quite partial to a blonde, long-haired Afghan hound. But I've grown allergic to furry, four-legged pooches and kitties. By day's end,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Ockham's Razor Ockham's Razor, The Humble Earth Worm is a fun, fascinating read with great word pictures (worm...

Tool or Gardening Product

Perky-Pet Squirrel-be-Gone Wild Bird Feeder Squirrels chewed through the bungie cords holding the lid on my metal trash can where I store...
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Regional Reminders

  • Count Your Birds
  • Turn Your Indoor Plants
  • Reconsider How You Deice
  • Check Your Pond
  • Redirect Your Gardening Energy

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