Lower South

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Perils of Prenatal Pesticide Exposure

National News

More and more evidence is accumulating on the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical hazards, especially on the health and development of our children. Three recently...

Don't Reach Back

Are you one of those shoppers who reach into the back recesses of the produce display hoping to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration date? Well, it turns out that grabbing...

Blueberries against Breast Cancer?

Can the fruits you eat while pregnant have a beneficial effect on your children years into their lives? That's the question that Rosalia Simmen and co-investigators at the Arkansas Children's...

Suburban Lead

Common wisdom had it that gardeners growing plants in urban areas are the ones who need to be worrying about high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their soils. But some recent research by...

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In the Garden


Grow Citrus in a Container

Even though you may not live in south Texas or Florida, you can grow citrus at home. While the hardier types of citrus may be grown out in the landscape or garden in most Lower South areas if provided some winter protection, the best way to grow citrus...
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Web Finds

Patio Citrus Patio Citrus by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service is a great source of information on all...

Clever Gardening Technique

Quick, Easy PVC Greenhouse A PVC structure is a fast and easy way to protect a cold sensitive plant during a freeze. Hammer...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Summer Blooming Flower Beds
  • Check for Spider Mites
  • Plant Hanging Baskets
  • Trim and Fertilize Roses
  • Fertilize Warm Season Vegetables

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