Northern & Central Midwest

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plant Compounds that Fight Cancer

National News

We all know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But research being conducted at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Western Human Nutrition Research Center in...

Be Kind to the Earth with Earth-Kind Landscaping

Earth-Kind® Landscaping is a system developed by Aggie Horticulture®, part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, as a way to help gardeners create attractive landscapes that are kind to Mother...

Long Lasting Deer and Rabbit Repellent

Deer and rabbits are some of the hardest garden pests to deal with. They are voracious, will happily chomp on all kinds of plants and are tough to exclude from garden areas. There are a number of...

Sharing Garden Inspiration

Do you love to share garden pictures and information? Want to hook up with gardeners around the globe? Check out the website , an interactive experience for all levels of...

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In the Garden


My New Stream

I have a drainage problem. Well, not me personally, but my yard. My sump pumps run fairly constantly, and since they empty into the front yard, the soil in the water course was always wet and mucky except in the driest of summers. So, we decided to stop...
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Soil Food Web Teaming with Microbes, The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels and...

Favorite or New Plant

Skyrocket Juniper This is not a new cultivar, but an indispensible evergreen for the landscape. with its beautiful...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Under the Mulch
  • Keep Weeding
  • Let Lettuce Re-Seed
  • Harvest Cherry Tomatoes
  • Harvest Garlic

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