National News - From NGA Editors
New Hardier Cape Fuchsia
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 youre camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...
In the Garden
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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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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- Watch for Tomato Hornworms
- Control Rose Slugs
- Include Some Foliage Plants
- Harvest Frequently
- Leave Clippings