Middle South

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


Keep a Buzzworthy Garden

When you're in the garden, do you wonder where the honey bees have gone? If the answer is yes, you won't be surprised by these stinging statistics: Ninety-eight percent of wild honey bees in the United States had disappeared by 1994 and the number of...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Princess' Purple Fountain Grass 'Princess' purple fountain grass ( Pennisetum purpureum ), a Proven Winners introduction, is a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Water-Wise Gardening Here are five important tips for mid to late summer, when rainfall is usually in short supply:...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Round Two Crops
  • Pick a Ripe Watermelon
  • Manage Powdery Mildew on Dogwoods
  • Plan for Affordable Drifts of Bulbs
  • Double the Light for Houseplants

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