Northern & Central Midwest

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes for Small Spaces

National News

More and more gardeners are producing crops of tasty, nutritious fresh vegetables in containers. Whether on a balcony in an urban setting, taking advantage of a sunny driveway in a shady suburban...

Power up Garlic's Pungency

Garlic's pungent odor may be great for warding off vampires, but it is also an indication of its healthfulness. Allicin is one of the main sulfur compounds in garlic that is responsible not only...

Tools for Women

One size fits all may be fine for some things, but not when it comes to garden tools. According to Ann Adams, co-founder of Green Heron Tools, most garden and agricultural tools were designed with...

Ecological Pest Management Made Easy

Want to know what biorational controls to use to deal with codling moths in your apples? How about under what trade names the microbial pesticide Bt is sold? Wondering if a pesticide is OMRI...

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In the Garden

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Still Time to Plant Bulbs

We are in the middle of a beautiful fall, but the cold is coming. However, there's still plenty of time to plant spring-blooming bulbs as well as garlic (yes, it's a bulb also) up until the ground freezes. There are so many beautiful choices available,...
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Resources

Books

The Resilient Gardener The subtitle for The Resilient Gardener by Carol Deppe (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010,...

Favorite or New Plant

Winterberry This deciduous holly (Ilex verticillata) is in its glory right now. The leaves have dropped to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Vent Cold Frames
  • Sort Your Seeds
  • Vacuum Bugs
  • Store Firewood Outside
  • Keep Holiday Plants Blooming

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