New England

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hardier Cape Fuchsia

National News

Many gardeners love to grow the common fuchsia as an annual in containers and hanging baskets. The fuchsia family, though, also has soon unusual perennials in its lineage. The cape fuchsia...

Trees Can Reduce Energy Usage

Trees are great additions to a yard for their shade and fruit depending on the type you grow. Now, research confirms trees also will help reduce summertime energy use. A recent USDA study in...

Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in...

New Handy Mosquito Repellent

Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether you’re camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...

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In the Garden


Unusual Edibles

One of the best parts of growing your own food is that you can try new things. A few years ago I tried 'Georgia Peach' tomatoes, which have unusual skin -- not quite fuzzy, but not smooth like a typical tomato. They were interesting but didn't make the...
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Web Finds

Seed Savers Exchange Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing garden biodiversity...

Clever Gardening Technique

Set Out the Healthiest Plants I like to make sure transplants are growing vigorously before I set them out in the garden. If...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Tomato Hornworms
  • Control Rose Slugs
  • Include Some Foliage Plants
  • Harvest Frequently
  • Leave Clippings

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