National News - From NGA Editors
A Cold Shower for Hot Tomatoes
We all know that tomato plants growing in the garden are heat-lovers. So it may come as a surprise to find that, for young plants, using cold irrigation water results in the sturdiest plants....
ADHD and Pesticide Exposure- A Possible Link
If you need a reason to consider "going organic" in the garden and at the supermarket, consider the findings of a study published recently in Pediatrics®, the official journal of the American...
Wave Good-bye to Wasps
Nothing can spoil a late summer picnic or barbecue faster than having to fend off hordes of wasps and yellowjackets. But hold that spray- wasps are also beneficial garden predators that feed on...
The Year of the Heirloom Apple
As apple harvest season approaches, take a moment to consider that 'Delicious' apples account for 41% of the apple crop in the U.S., and only 11 varieties comprise 90% of the apples sold in chain...
In the Garden
So what's on just about every gardener's mind at this point in the summer? I don't know about you, but one of my biggest dilemmas is what to do with all the zucchini I'm harvesting! It's a good thing they are such a versatile veggie- we eat them steamed...
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Steer Clear of Invasive Plants Even though there may not yet be legal prohibitions against selling them, some non-native...
Cooking From the Garden After you've had your fill of my zucchini casserole, here's a cookbook full of delicious recipes...
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- Keep an Eye Out for Aphids
- Cut Back Faded Flower Stalks
- Control Magnolia Scale
- Sow Some More Herbs
- Pick Cantaloupes at their Ripest