Upper 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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Perk Up with the Best of Summer's Flowers

It's easy for the world to be glorious in spring, but not so much in August. The glories of iris and daylilies seem long past. Even most of the hydrangeas have peaked already. The grass is looking parched, and some of the flower borders, a bit...
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Resources

Web Finds

Beyond Pesticides Beyond Pesticides , is a non-profit organization with the mission of identifying the risks of...

Tool or Gardening Product

Mosquito Dunks and Barley Straw Landscape ponds and water features in the garden bring great pleasure, but they can also bring...
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Regional Reminders

  • Know When to Pick Melons
  • Win the Cabbageworm Battle
  • Put Bulbs on Your Radar
  • Harvest Seed of Flowering Annuals
  • Repair or Renovate Lawn

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