Mid-Atlantic

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow in Summer

National News

Sweet alyssum ( Lobularia ) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing...

Composting Made Easy

Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage...

Back-Friendly Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren’t as strong as they once were, a...

Greencare for Troops

Greencare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by the non-profit organization Project Evergreen, whose mission is to preserve and enhance green space in communities across the...

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In the Garden

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Cleaning Green Makes Good Scents

Imagine opening your fridge and spinning your spice rack for natural, effective ingredients to clean and disinfect. Well, "Cleaning Green" is as easy as squeezing a lemon and measuring and mixing essential oils- with expert guidance, of course....
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Resources

Web Finds

Scientific Name If you're fortunate, you have a Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis in your garden. That's an eastern...

Books

Tomatoes Garlic Basil - Growing and Cooking Doug Oster's hot-off-the-presses book Tomatoes Garlic Basil: The Simple Pleasures of Growing and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Experiment with Old Seed for Microgreens
  • A Little Can Go A Long Way
  • Store Open Seed Packets Carefully
  • Investigate the Latest Tools and Gardening Materials
  • Use Two Heating Mats to Start Seeds - Top and Bottom

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