Lower South

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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Gardening for Healthy Living

Vegetable gardening has been growing in popularity quite rapidly these past few years. Recent conversations with dozens of new and "wanna be" gardeners have pointed to the following reasons for this renewed interest: the economic downturn and its effect...
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Resources

Web Finds

National Center for Home Food Preservation The National Center for Home Food Preservation is an outstanding source for current,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Vitamix This is no mere blender. I was skeptical at first of the claims for this product, and the price...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Fall Blooming Perennials
  • Control Weeds and Grass Around Fruit Trees
  • Plant Extra Containers for Instant Color
  • Back Off On Turf Fertilizing
  • Make Vacation Plans for Plants

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