Northern & Central Midwest

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

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Blackberry Anthracnose

Several years ago I rescued some wild blackberry plants growing in the field next to my house. The wild stand was nice to have but hard to get to, so I brought some into my garden to make it easier to harvest. The berries are usually small but extremely...
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Resources

Web Finds

Melinda Myers Garden Web At Melinda Meyers' Garden Tips , the Midwest garden expert gives you answers to all garden...

Books

Heirloom Vegetables The Edible Heirloom Garden by Rosalind Creasy (Periplus Editions) is the first in her series...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water New Plants First
  • Care for Brussels Sprouts
  • Plant Fall Crops
  • Transplant Peonies, Iris, Poppies
  • Do Research on Grass Types

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