Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Half a Plate of Produce

National News

"Make half the food on your plate fruits and vegetables." Following this tip is an easy way to bring your diet in line with the USDA's recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 ....

Killing Weeds Organically

Many gardeners prefer to steer clear of chemical herbicides, yet are looking for ways to make weed control easier. There are a number of organic herbicide products on the market these days. Are...

Vulnerable Viburnums

In the early 1990s, a previously unknown fungus-like organism called Phytopthora ramorum was discovered infecting rhododendrons and viburnums in parts of Europe. Then this same organism was...

Get Ready for Hijinks this Halloween

Halloween, that holiday of tricks and treats, may seem a long way away as winter cold and snow still covers much of country. But it's not too early to be planning your hijinks -- in the form of...

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In the Garden


Coffee Grounds - a Miracle!

Are you a coffee drinker? I am, in moderation. But, still, I have a cup or so of coffee grounds every day to deal with. I throw them in my compost bin so they do get recycled. But I've done a little research and there are so many other ways to use them....
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Web Finds

Missouri Extension Pest Management Newsletters An offshoot of the Missouri Extension Service, Pest Management Newsletters offers several...


Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth by William Bryant Logan (W. W. Norton, 2007, $14.95) is a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow in the Snow
  • Clean Clay Pots
  • Repot Amaryllis for the Patio
  • Start Early Greens
  • Plan Your Coldframe

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