Lower South

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

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Vegetable Gardening Is "In"

I've noticed increasing interest in vegetable gardening over the past couple of years. Perhaps some of this is due to rising food costs. I believe it's also due to a desire to get back to nature in a simple, tangible way. Allow me a little...
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Resources

Web Finds

Cooperative Extension Offices This Cooperative Extension Web site provides a national map to assist you in finding your local...

Clever Gardening Technique

Container Veggies If you don't have space for a garden in the backyard, or if sun is lacking, consider planting...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Squash Viruses
  • Start Cool-Season Transplants
  • Trim Back Roses for Better Fall Bloom
  • Rejuvenate Heat-Stressed Summer Flowers
  • Stop Fertilizing Tender Ornamentals

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