Southwestern Deserts

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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Citrus Greening Disease

The holidays are upon us and it's traditional for many backyard fruit growers to share their abundant citrus crops. Before sending fruit to friends and family, verify that you aren't spreading citrus greening disease. Also known as huanglongbing (HLB),...
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Resources

Web Finds

Save Our Citrus Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Save Our Citrus provides basic information on...

Favorite or New Plant

'Outback Sunrise' emu bush Although it may require a bit of sleuthing to find Eremophila prostrata , it's worth the hunt....
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Paperwhite Bulbs
  • Plant Centerpieces with Red Flowers
  • Succession Sow Vegetables
  • Care for Christmas Trees
  • Order Seeds

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