August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

More Good Reasons to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

National News

For years we've been told that, in terms of weight loss, it's not what you eat but how much that matters. If you eat fewer calories, you'll lose weight, regardless of where those calories come...

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Farmer

This surprising bit of advice comes from Wall Street investment whiz Jim Rogers. It seems that while the rest of the economy continues to limp along, the farm sector is in something of a boom....

Grow a Weed-free Garden

Weeds are the bane of just about every gardener. While insect and disease problems may wax and wane with pest populations cycles and the weather, just about everyone who gardens counts weeding...

Landscape Mulches and Fire Safety

The battles against big wildfires in the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer highlight the importance for homeowners in fire-prone areas to consider the combustibility of mulch...

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In the Garden


Wake Up and See The Beetles

I've been happily eating small, sweet, fresh cucumbers for about three weeks. And sharing them with friends, of course. Watching the 'Black Krim' tomatoes for signs of red ripeness. Weeding the purslane from the romaine patch. Planting successive rows...
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Web Finds

National Agricultural Library The USDA's National Agricultural Library is rich in varied practical, research, and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Quick Hose Connect/Disconnect Fitting Screwing and unscrewing hoses -- together, hose and watering device, soaker hose to garden hose...
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Wilted Cucumber Vines
  • Coddle Your Melons and Squash
  • Clip Lavender Flower Spikes
  • Cut, Show, and Share Bouquet Flowers
  • Plant New and Divide Crowded Irises

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