Lower South

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold

National News

Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...

New Look in Foxgloves

Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...

Fabric Pots Offer Advantages

Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...

New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening

As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. It’s hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...

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In the Garden


Beating Freezes in the Garden

When winter weather wanes and spring growth emerges, gardeners get a little edgy. With each passing day our plants push forth a little more growth as blooms open and leaf buds emerge. When a freezing night is forecast, we go to great lengths to...
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Web Finds

Freeze/Frost Maps Want more than just the last average frost or freeze date for your area? This Freeze/Frost Maps...

Clever Gardening Technique

Deterring Pets I have more than once worked up a beautiful smooth seed bed and planted tiny seeds only to come...
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Regional Reminders

  • Finish Planting Bare-Root Fruit and Nut Trees
  • Control Scale Infestations
  • Give Melons and Squash a Head Start
  • Sow Cool-Season Salad Greens
  • Prevent Weeds From Seeding

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