July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Nutrient Value of Organic Eggplant

National News

Many proponents of organic gardening have long maintained that not only are organic methods better for the soil, the environment and the safety of gardeners, but they produce nutritionally...

Fresh Plants for Southern Gardeners

Gardeners in northern parts of the country may be harvesting tomatoes and peppers, but if they are thinking about planting, they are considering quick growing, cool season crops like spinach,...

Pest Resistance in Elms

Just about everyone is familiar with the devastating effect Dutch elm disease (DED) has had on populations of American elm. Much research has gone into developing trees resistant to this disease....

Ask the Expert at the USDA

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new, on-line, on-demand knowledge database, called 'Ask the Expert'. This new service connects with existing UDSA knowledge systems, so...

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In the Garden


Pretties at Eye-Level

And nibbles within arm's reach. Beautiful, convenient, simple or elegant, container gardening is coming into its own for either minimal gardening or over-the-top art. Everyone can enjoy fresh flowers, herbs, and vegetables in varying quantities by...
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Web Finds

Finding Local Food Buy Local PA lists 1,560 (and counting!) places to find locally grown food throughout...

Tool or Gardening Product

V-Shaped Blade Garden Hoe There are two hoes with V-shaped blades designed for weeding. Both have their places. The Warren...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Trees First
  • Deal With The Slugs
  • Cut and Enjoy Your Cutting Garden Flowers
  • Limit Any Pesticide Use During Hot Weather
  • Water After Weeding

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