Lower South

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something Old and Something New in Tomatoes

National News

It’s the New Year. With the staggering economy, many people are looking to grow more of their own vegetables this year. With that in mind, I thought to highlight some of the best new varieties of...

Two Tough Greens

There’s nothing like fresh greens from the garden in spring. Two of the stars in the early spring greens garden are arugula and kale. They are tough, cold tolerate, tasty, and nutritious. Here are...

Not So Hot Pepper

Lovers of spicy foods know that any dish with habanero peppers in it will knock your socks off. Considered one of the hottest pepper types, habaneros must be used with caution when handling and...

Two New Cabbages

Cabbages may not be the type of vegetable that gets people excited, but these two new varieties have some great advantages that might inspire you grow them. ‘Icy Fingers’ cabbage is one of...

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In the Garden


Turning Over a New Leaf in 2009

I know New Year's resolutions are rather passe, but I was reflecting on the arrival of another gardening year and pondering what I would like to do differently in my garden this year. The thought occurred to me that we all could probably use a few...
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Web Finds

Tool-Sharpening Web Site The How To: Sharpen pruners, shears and loppers article from Grounds Maintenance Magazine...

Clever Gardening Technique

PVC Hoop Tunnels Here's a quick, inexpensive temporary mini greenhouse structure to protect a row of plants on a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Put Vegetable Garden to Bed
  • Complete Tulip and Hyacinth Planting
  • Sharpen Pruners
  • Sow Seeds Indoors
  • Topdress Landscape Beds

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