Northern & Central Midwest

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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Bring in the Birds

At this time of year, so many plants are ripening and producing seeds. Our vegetable gardens are producing food for us, but it is also a great time to stop and think about feeding the birds. We all love birds in the garden because not only do they bring...
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Resources

Web Finds

The Wild Ones The Wild Ones is an organization you must be part of if you are interested in native plants...

Books

Midwestern Wildflowers Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region by Merel Black and Emmet Judziewica This...
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Regional Reminders

  • Buy Garden Tools
  • Harvest Elderberries
  • Leave Seedheads
  • Treat for Late Blight
  • Visit the County Fair

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