New England

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Late Blight Tolerant Cherry Tomato

National News

Late blight has been a scourge for many tomato growers in eastern parts of the country in the last couple of years. This disease, caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytopthora infestans can...

Potting Soil Safety

Most of the bacteria you might encounter in potting soil and compost is of the beneficial variety, part of a community of microorganisms that helps to make nutrients available to plants and...

The Year of the Zinnia

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2011 to be the Year of the Zinnia. These easy to grow annuals not only provide season-long color, but are available in such a wide range of colors, heights...

Grafting Tomatoes

We've all probably heard of grafting fruit trees and roses, but tomatoes? Grafted tomatoes are becoming popular because they allow fruiting varieties that may not exhibit good disease resistance...

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In the Garden


Round and Round in the Garden

Winter is a great time for garden planning. I love looking through catalogs and books, mulling over various planting possibilities. I can while away an entire snowy afternoon drawing and redrawing different schemes, some based in fantasy (what I'd do...
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Shows & Events

Mass Aggie Seminars: Home Garden Series Learn new gardening skills at seminars for home gardeners offered by the UMass Extension...


Identifying Pests of Woody Ornamental Plants Proper identification of your plant problems is the important first step in coming up with a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Woody Plants
  • Choose Strawberries
  • Assess Winter Damage to Lawns
  • Plant Spring Veggies
  • Plant Seeds of Mealycup Sage

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