Northern & Central Midwest

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


My Garden Journal

I'm going to start my gardening year off by creating a garden journal to keep records of everything that goes on in the garden. I've done this haphazardly in the past, but this time I'm going to get serious. I really want to know exactly how I'm timing...
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Vegetable and Herb Gardening Even if you have a shelf full of garden books, The Kitchen Garden Grower's Guide: A practical...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plant Cool-Season Annuals Many gardeners have been doing this for years, but at this time of year I like to remind myself...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Blooming Branches
  • Carefully Choose De-Icing Salt
  • Watch for Rodent Damage to Trees
  • Water Houseplants Correctly
  • Make a Suet Feeder

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