Lower South

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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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


Tips for Success With Tomatoes

The pursuit of the perfect tomato is both a hobby and an obsession. Each year I look forward to tomato season with the optimism and hope only a fellow gardener could understand. While growing tomatoes is not all that difficult, there are few basics...
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Favorite or New Plant

Grape Tomatoes Grape type tomatoes are no longer new but they are definitely one of my favorite garden plants....

Clever Gardening Technique

Slanted Tomato Trellis Lean a livestock panel against posts to make a great tomato trellis. Place the bottom of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Early Start On Cucumbers & Squash
  • Acclimate Transplants to Outdoors
  • Fertilize New Transplants
  • Don't Allow Cool Season Weeds to Produce Seeds
  • Get Mower in Top Condition

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