Lower 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


Of Turf and Trees

Gardeners across the country love trees. Yet in a lower south summer trees are appreciated for more than their majesty and beauty. Trees make summer bearable...perhaps I should say, survivable! A great shade tree stands as a shield against the...
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Web Finds

Tips for Growing Grass in Shady Areas Want a video version of helpful tips for growing grass in the shade? Check out this video on my...

Clever Gardening Technique

Summer Weed Control for Fallow Areas There are many ways to control weeds including hoeing, herbicides and hand pulling. My favorite...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Blooming Plants
  • Last Chance to Plant Winter Squash
  • Mid Summer Fruit Tree Care
  • Get In Another Planting Of Summer Veggies
  • Plant Fall Tomatoes

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