Northern & Central Midwest

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Heirloom Green Tomato

National News

Many gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for their taste, unusual shape, and beauty. With the reintroduction of old-fashioned varieties, you can now grow tomatoes from around the world. Some are as...

Unique, Twisted Houseplant

This time of year it’s good to have easy-care houseplants around. In most parts of the country, winter is in full swing and having a touch of indoor greenery helps brighten any day. While many...

New Colorful Perennial Flower

There’s one word that aptly describes Heucherella ‘Sweet Tea’ flowers: intense. This new perennial features stunning orange, 4-inch-diameter leaves that don’t fade with the summer heat and...

Easy-to-Clean Bird Feeder

Winter is for bird feeding. However, it’s important to keep your feeder clean and disease-free for our feathered friends to enjoy. Bird seed left out in the rain can get moldy and harbor...

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In the Garden

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Grow Organic Fruit

I saw a cluster of forlorn, snow-covered apples hanging in the tree while I was in my yard on New Year's Day. Shaking off the doldrums of the depth of winter, I resolved to have a better orchard this year. So, I will park myself by the fire and plan my...
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Resources

Web Finds

Grow Organic Apples The Holistic Orchard Network Web site offers questions, solutions found by other orchardists,...

Books

Growing Healthy Organic Apples The Apple Grower: Guide for the Organic Orchardist , by Michael Phillips (Chelsea Green, 2005)...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Planning Vegetable Garden
  • Save on Bird Seed
  • Create a Planting Calendar
  • Keep Holiday Plants Healthy
  • Take Care with Salt

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