National News - From NGA Editors
New Sun-Tolerant Caladium
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, its 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 theres 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...
In the Garden
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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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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- Keep Seedbeds and Transplants Moist
- Control Mosquitoes
- Thin Seedlings
- Control Slugs
- Prune Dianthus