Southwestern Deserts

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

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Grow Your Own Herbal Tea

Cool winter temperatures induce a craving for warm, soothing beverages. Many herbaceous plants that add color and scent to low desert gardens can also be used to brew an aromatic cup of tea. Mexican mint tarragon ( Tagetes lucida ). This Mexican...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Beargrass This southwestern native ( Nolina microcarpa ) adds an unusual element to the landscape. It has...

Clever Gardening Technique

Choosing Herbal Plants Purchasing herbal transplants is a more reliable route to obtaning desired flavors than growing...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare-Root Roses
  • Fertilize Container Plants
  • Sow Tomatoes Indoors
  • Watch for Bulbs
  • Imagine Your Dream Landscape

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