Mid-Atlantic

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pinch of Salt for Tasty Tomatoes?

National News

A tomato ripe from the garden needs little more than a sprinkling of salt to make it a mouthwatering treat. But could a pinch of salt while it's still in the ground make it even tastier?...

Getting the Lead Out

As interest in eating locally grown and organic foods increases, so does the number of urban food gardens. Whether in backyards or community garden plots, more and more urban residents are trying...

Ideal Inkberries

More and more gardeners are turning to native plants for their landscapes. One such choice is the adaptable inkberry ( Ilex glabra ), a broad-leafed holly with glossy, deep green leaves and white...

Finding Farmers Markets

We can all benefit from the taste and nutrition of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you can't grow your own, or you don't have the space to grow all you need, a farmers market brimming...

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In the Garden

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HHW Disposal - Doing the Right Thing

I tuck a pair of disposable latex gloves in my rear pocket. I'd just loaded the car trunk with a trashcan filled with flaking boxes and rusted cans of old pesticides and herbicides. Most had been left in a shed I now use for tools. I'd stored them for...
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Resources

Web Finds

Tomato Late Blight Information Several universities have excellent websites with detailed information about the late blight,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Old Pruning Saw to Cut Roots When digging holes to plant shrubs and perennials, we often encounter thick roots. Sometimes it's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Ask Questions at Your Local Farmers' Market
  • Enjoy Gardens, Tours, Classes
  • Plant Second Wave of Veggies and Flowers
  • Harvest Some Young and Tender Veggies
  • Remove Plants with Tomato Blight

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