Lower South

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Christmas Melon

National News

It’s only December, but the new varieties for 2009 are already rolling in. Mailboxes and e-mail inboxes are being inundated with seed catalogs filled with new varieties. One that caught my eye is...

Community Gardens Add Value to Inner City Homes

Community gardens not only provide healthy food, exercise, and green spaces for city residents, they also revitalize neighborhoods and increase home values. Researchers from the American Real...

New Biopesticide Controls Tomato Blight and Mildew

Home gardeners are always looking for the best and safest way to control disease in their gardens. Recently there has been great interest in using naturally occurring microorganisms to combat...

Garden Gloves for Animal Lovers

Garden gloves are an essential item for anyone working in the yard. Plus, they make affordable and much-appreciated holiday gifts. While there are many types of gloves on the market, for those...

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In the Garden


Give the Gift of Gardening

The season for gift giving is upon us and gardeners have a unique advantage. We know the joy of growing things and the way that plants and gardening can provide ongoing interest and satisfaction over time. Gardening itself is a gift to give and...
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Great Gardening Books Rather than focus on one book this time. I'd like to direct you to two publishing sites that have...

Tool or Gardening Product

Seed Starting Kits Those ready-to- go seed starting trays with clear plastic covers make great gardening gifts....
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Regional Reminders

  • Store Fall Potatoes and Squash
  • Plant Winter Flowers
  • Prepare Soil Now for the Spring Garden
  • Protect Marginally Hardy Plants
  • Extend the Life of Holiday Plants

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