New England

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Cold Shower for Hot Tomatoes

National News

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...

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In the Garden

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Driving Miss Zucchini and Other Squash Tales

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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Resources

Web Finds

Steer Clear of Invasive Plants Even though there may not yet be legal prohibitions against selling them, some non-native...

Books

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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Regional Reminders

  • Keep an Eye Out for Aphids
  • Cut Back Faded Flower Stalks
  • Control Magnolia Scale
  • Sow Some More Herbs
  • Pick Cantaloupes at their Ripest

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