New England

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


Windowsill Herb Gardens

The flurries flying outside my window as I write are a sure sign that winter has finally arrived. Although garden-fresh tomatoes are only a distant dream, you needn't wait until next summer for the taste and smell of fresh basil, thyme, or sage. These...
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Web Finds

Invasive Plants of the Eastern United States Before choosing plants for your yard, consult the Invasive Plants of the Eastern United States:...


Herbal Vinegar The book Herbal Vinegar (Storey Books, 1994; $14.95), contains more information than the title...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Stored Produce
  • Force Paper Whites
  • Prevent Mice from Chewing Bark
  • Check Labels Before Storing Pesticides
  • Invite Winter Birds

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