Coastal and Tropical 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


Kill that Plant

OK, now that I have your attention, please consider carefully this information about noxious, rampant, invasive plants that need to be eliminated from the ecosystems of our regions. Each state has a pest plant council, mostly accessible through the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Weigela This grand old lady from grandmother's garden has undergone an elegant makeover in recent years,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Insecticidal soap Long a standard for organic gardeners, this product should be in every garden shed. But not...
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Regional Reminders

  • Basic Maintenance
  • Purple Martin and Goldfinch Watch
  • Chemical Dump
  • Soil Testing
  • What to Prune

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