Southwestern Deserts

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


Rotate Crops

Crop rotation is a simple cultural procedure that helps maintain a healthy garden. Annual vegetables and flowers in the same plant family are susceptible to specific pests and diseases that may over winter in the soil and plague the gardener for years....
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Shows & Events

Spring Planting Festival Diverse workshops, lectures and even concerts highlight this Sedona, Arizona festival held from...

Clever Gardening Technique

Turn Seedlings When starting seeds indoors in natural light from a window, turning pots one-quarter turn daily...
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Regional Reminders

  • Roses
  • Control Late-Germinating Weeds
  • Rejuvenate Container Plants
  • Start Basil
  • Monitor for Powdery Mildew

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