Southwestern Deserts

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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Troubleshooting Summer Squash

Soft-shelled summer squash vines, such as yellow crookneck, pattypan and zucchini, are rampant growers in warm weather. Although fairly trouble free, sometimes squash may exhibit problems. Here's what to do: No Fruit If vines do not set fruit, the...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Sustainable Gardening for Homes & Communities Learn all about it at the 11th Annual Arizona Highlands Garden Conference, held in Payson on...

Favorite or New Plant

'Gadzukes' Zucchini Try something a little different with a garden standby like zucchini. 'Gadzukes' is a hybrid with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Palm Trees
  • Water Lawns Deeply and Infrequently as Possible
  • Aerate Bermuda Lawns as Needed
  • Wash off Cochineal Scale
  • Repot Houseplants

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