Northern & Central Midwest

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

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Weeds!

I have a fairly intimate relationship with the weeds in my yard right now. Seems I spend almost every waking moment weeding my beds in preparation for the garden tour. Let Them Fall I'm generating a lot of weeds, so I need a place to put them. My...
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Resources

Web Finds

North American Lily Society If you love lilies like I love lilies, North American Lily Society is a great place to go to...

Tool or Gardening Product

Oxo Garden Knife This has become my favorite tool of all time. I use it for simply everything. It's made of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mow Lawn High
  • Mulch Vegetables
  • Harvest Green Beans
  • Cut Back Lilies
  • Watch for Japanese Beetles

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