Upper 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


Expand Your Vegetable Gardening Knowledge

More and more people are either expanding the amount of space they devote to vegetables or are starting a vegetable garden for the first time this year. Thankfully, many vegetables will grow well in spite of what you actually know about growing them....
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Tool or Gardening Product

Mosquito Dunks With the damp spring we've had, more mosquitoes seem to be out in force than usual. Of course,...

Web Finds

40 Gallon Challenge With all the rain that many parts of the country have received this year, it may seem difficult...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Wisely
  • Appreciate Fireflies
  • Thin Fruit
  • Plant Tomatoes Deeply
  • Succession Plant Gladiolus

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