Lower South

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, White Cherry Tomato

National News

Cherry tomatoes are sweet and prolific and good for eating in salads or straight from the garden. They come in a range of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, and now white. ‘Italian...

Environmentally Friendly Road Salt Solution

Winter for much of the country means ice and snow. One of the ways to help cars and feet grip better is to spread road salt on walkways and streets. More than 15 million tons of deicing salts are...

Unique Hibiscus Collection

Tropical hibiscus are impressive plants with their evergreen foliage and trumpet-shaped, brightly colored flowers. A new line of tropical hibiscus will be available in spring that offers unique...

Garden Design Program for Vegetable Gardeners

Winter is the perfect time to pull out the seed catalogs and design your vegetable garden. While most of us use the old paper-and-pencil method, there are some online garden design programs that...

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In the Garden


Growing Vegetables In Small Spaces

Vegetables love good soil and plenty of sunlight. Yet many would-be gardeners are apartment or condo dwellers, while others live in cramped lots or in older neighborhoods where towering trees steal the sun from their potential garden plots. Containers...
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Web Finds

Container Gardening Web Sites The Container Gardening Web site from the Alabama Extension Service and the Minigardening...

Clever Gardening Technique

Wheelbarrow Garden For a unique container vegetable garden, use an old wheelbarrow. Make sure and drill a few...
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Regional Reminders

  • Starting Christmas Cactus From a Cutting
  • Fertilize Cool-Season Color Beds
  • Order Seeds Early
  • Test Soil in New Gardening Areas
  • Plant Tulip and Hyacinth Bulbs

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