Middle 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

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Select Succulents for Carefree Containers

Want a container garden that thrives without water when you're away for vacation and still looks great when you get home? The recipe is easy. Fill an upright pot or low-slung trough with a variety of carefree succulents and then hit the road....
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Resources

Shows & Events

"Speaking of Gardening" Symposium The annual "Speaking of Gardening" symposium at the North Carolina Arboretum will be held Friday...

Books

Succulent Container Gardens Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants by Debra...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Collards
  • Get Rid of Unworthy Plants
  • Wet Hardened Potting Mix
  • Choose the Right Storage Temperature for Vegetables
  • Get Great Flavor from Green Tomatoes

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