Lower South

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden


Worm Ranching

I am a worm rancher. Seriously. I figure these days I have about 4,000 head on my place, give or take a few. The exact number is hard to keep track of since some of the critters escape occasionally and the rest are reproducing like crazy. Many years...
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Web Finds

Getting Started in Vermicomposting If you are interested in learning more, a LOT more, about vermicomposting, Red Worm Composting...

Clever Gardening Technique

Put Plants On Hold You may have some plants that you purchased but haven't gotten around to planting yet. Perhaps...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Heat Tolerant Vegetables
  • Deadhead and Fertilize Roses
  • Remove Blackberry Canes After Harvest
  • Maintain Hedges
  • Give Fruit Trees Post-Harvest Care

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