Lower South

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


Hope for a Brown Thumb

We garden writers paint quite a positive picture of magnificent gardens. We write about bountiful vegetable patches, abundant flowers, picture perfect landscapes or a few simple tips to make everything, well, "come up roses." Add to these articles the...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Carefree Beauty' Rose This old garden rose was re-discovered years ago and has become a popular addition to southern...

Tool or Gardening Product

Diamond Hoe There are a number of garden hoes on the market with unique designs that facilitate easier, more...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Beds for Warm Season Vegetables and Flowers
  • Check for Scale on Fruit Trees
  • Start Squash and Cucumber Transplants
  • Control Weeds in Garden Beds
  • Watch for Caterpillars on Cool Season Vegetables

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