Middle South

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Sun-Tolerant Caladium

National News

Caladiums are known for their ability to brighten shady spots in the yard with their colorful leaves. Now there's a caladium that's more sun tolerant than other varieties, and its shorter stature...

Grapes May Protect Against Diabetes

According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s estimated that 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes. This epidemic has spurred research into ways to...

New Animal Control for Gardens

Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now there’s a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and...

Warm Temperatures Increase the Sugar and Nutrients in Tomatoes

Most gardeners know the flavor and nutritional quality of fresh tomatoes is best if you grow your own. New research from France shows that the temperature at which fruit ripens can also affect the...

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In the Garden

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Tips for Terrific Tomatoes

By now you've planted your tomatoes in the garden. Have you thought ahead and set up some sort of training or staking system? Mulched around the bases? It's not too late, but the sooner the better. Tomatoes are often cited as one of the easiest garden...
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Resources

Web Finds

Companion Planting Companion Planting: Basic Concept and Resources , published by Appropriate Technology Transfer...

Clever Gardening Technique

Apply Water Where You Need It Will there be enough rain this summer? I hope so, but just in case, to make watering easier I...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Seedbeds and Transplants Moist
  • Control Mosquitoes
  • Thin Seedlings
  • Control Slugs
  • Prune Dianthus

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