Lower South

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hawaiian Taro Plants

National News

The hot summer weather may be long gone, but fall is a good time of year to reflect on what grew well and plan for next spring. Colocassia, or taro, is a tropical plant that has huge leaves and...

Deep Composting

Composting is a great fall activity. Instead of shipping your leaves, grass clippings, and old annual plants to the landfill, they can be used to make a rich soil amendment for your garden. Most...

Creating a Nation of Farmers

It is well-known that there are serious problems with our food system. It’s heavily dependent on fossil fuels, making it vulnerable to rising gas and oil prices. It contributes to pollution and...

Stop Cats from Catching Birds

Cats are cute and cuddly, but they still are felines. Their instincts are to hunt. Many cat owners are horrified to find their cat stalking and killing birds, especially those at the bird feeder....

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In the Garden

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Fall Is THE Season for Gardening!

I love the fall! There is just no gardening season like it. The plants seem to agree, too. My marigolds are blooming like they never do in the heat of summer. Their colors seem more vivid than ever before. In fact the chrysanthemums are complaining...
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Resources

Web Finds

Collecting and Storing Seeds from Your Garden Are you a seed saver? Would you like to be? The following Web sites from Oregon State Extension...

Clever Gardening Technique

Coin Envelopes for Seeds Seed savers will appreciate the convenience of using small coin envelopes, available from office...
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Regional Reminders

  • Holly Foliage May Indicate Nutrient Needs
  • Force Bulbs To Brighten Winter Days
  • Harvest Tomatoes and Peppers Before First Fall Frost
  • Divide and Reset Perennial Flowers
  • Plant Perennial Herbs

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