Upper South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cloudy Apple Juice More Nutritious

National News

Next time you reach for a bottle of apple juice on the grocery shelves, look for the variety with a cloudy mixture. According to researchers at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland,...

Unusual Torch Lily

The red hot poker or torch lily ( Kniphofia ) is a South African native perennial known for its dramatic midsummer-blooming, 5-foot-tall yellow or red flower spikes that emerge from the evergreen...

Renewable Peat Moss Substitute

Peat moss is one of the most widely used soil amendments in home gardens. Although peat moss is still abundant in Canada where the bulk of it is produced, there have been concerns about the...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Mowers

One way of extending the life of your lawn mower deck is to clean out the dead grass that accumulates underneath after each mowing. Using a screwdriver or putty knife to clean out the grass can...

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In the Garden


Real Women Pick(le) Okra

One of the dominant culinary memories of my childhood is of my mother's vegetable soup, redolent with carrots, onions, celery, corn, okra, green beans, and tomatoes, plus some of our own grass-fed beef and my father's rivvels (a tiny spaetzle-like...
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Web Finds

Fresh Preserving Looking for basic details if you're a "preserving" novice? Or new recipes if you've been canning...


Preserving Food Dozens of books on preserving foods line my shelves, yet several get used over and over again....
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Regional Reminders

  • Order Garlic and Shallots
  • Continue Planting Fall Crops
  • Maximize Fall Decorations
  • Preserve Basil
  • Check Before Killing Caterpillars

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