Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Recipes for Healthy Kids

National News

Did you come up with some delicious new ways to use the produce from your garden this year? Did you hit on ways to serve garden-fresh veggies that your kids gobbled down? Are you interested in...

A Kaleidoscope of Color

Flowers add to the beauty of the garden, but for season-long excitement, nothing beats plants with colorful foliage. And few are as colorful for as long as the new 'Kaleidescope' abelia from Plant...

Sweet Bittersweet

With its abundant berries in autumnal shades, bittersweet vine has long been a favorite for fall decorating. Unfortunately the popular Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) is a rampantly...

Managing Soil Pathogens with Mustard

No, we're not talking about raiding the condiments cupboard for some Grey Poupon! But research done at Cornell University has demonstrated that mustard plants, as well as other related brassicas...

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In the Garden

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Summer Forever

I'm recommending that we not let go of summer. We are having an absolutely magnificent fall, so let's make it go on forever. I'm making notes to actually plan for this time of year when I put in the garden next year. I put in a new/old cold frame I...
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Resources

Web Finds

Permaculture Institute The Permaculture Institute is a non-profit organization that pulls together information and...

Books

Growing a Resilient Garden The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times by Carol Deppe...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Evergreens
  • Cut Fall Flowers for Table
  • Collect and Store Seed Correctly
  • Get Ready for the Birds
  • Watch Houseplants for Pests

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