New England

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Don’t Bite Me Insect Repellent

National News

Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...

New Dwarf Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...

New Community Garden Book

With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...

Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?

It’s apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...

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In the Garden


Preserving Herbs for Winter Meals

Our garden herbs hail from different regions of the world and they have different preferences for soil type and moisture. Basil, for instance, prefers soil on the moisture-retentive side, while rosemary needs sharp drainage. Similarly, there's no one...
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Web Finds

Freezing Fruits and Vegetables There's lots of fascinating food science as well as how-to info on this Freezing Fruits and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Prepare New Beds the Easy Way You'll make lots less work for yourself next spring if you begin any new garden beds now. If the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Houseplants for the Move Indoors
  • Clip Seedpods
  • Spray Lawn for Grubs
  • Save Leaves for Mulch or Compost
  • Divide and Transplant Perennials

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