Coastal and Tropical South

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


Summer Propagation

Good candidates for propagating even in the heat of August include many perennials that you'll want to plant or share over the next few months. Shady Days The bench outside my greenhouse is crammed full of baby plants and pots waiting to be...
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Web Finds The newly relaunched Gardenmama is now open! In my continuing efforts to avoid becoming a...


Growing your own Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs: A Bountiful, Healthful Garden for Lean Times by Jim W....
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Regional Reminders

  • Fried ferns
  • Plant for fall
  • Tip burn
  • Renew annuals
  • Hedge hints

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