Coastal and Tropical 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


Garden Color Primer

Each week in March, garden centers add to their ranks of colorful plants in every category. It's tempting to plant at random, but please think first about what colors do in the garden. Color = Garden Mood The first element most people notice in...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Little Prince' Banana For many in our regions, banana plants are a staple of the backyard, but not suited for container...

Tool or Gardening Product

Mighty Grow Fertilizer The full name of this product is Mighty Grow Living Organic Fertilizer, and it is made in south...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bush and Pole Beans
  • Interplant Edibles
  • Weed Sooner
  • Spread Compost around Plants
  • Allow Space for Big Vegetable Plants

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