Western Mountains and High Plains

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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Summer Mulching

Hot summer weather has its good and bad sides in my garden. Heat is needed for the production of the tomato crop and an abundance of zucchini. Hot weather woes bring on the spider mites and the cool season vegetables start to wane. It's a time to cope...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Golden Raintree If you're limited on space but want a relatively small ornamental tree, plant golden raintree (...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Plant Shield Use a plant shield to protect plants from drift when you spot-spray weeds. An easy way to make a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spot-Aerate Dry Spots
  • Harvest Zucchini Frequently
  • Freshen Up Container Gardens
  • Continue to Deadhead Perennials
  • Plant more Cool-Season Vegetables

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