Lower South

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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Plant a Portable Garden

Our southern winters are mild but erratic. Temperatures are generally quite favorable to cool season gardening, but then there are the occasional hard freezes that can severely damage many of our otherwise cold hardy vegetables and flowers. These really...
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Resources

Books

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto , by Michael Pollan (Penguin Books, 2008; $15) is not a...

Favorite or New Plant

Kale Okay, I know that ornamental plants usually occupy the "favorite plant" spot in these columns but...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stagger Lettuce Plantings
  • Protect Marginally Hardy Plants
  • Prepare Gas Powered Equipment for Winter
  • Plant Berrying Shrubs
  • Reduce Fertilizer for Indoor Plants

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