Upper South

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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Heat-Proof Greens

What with all the tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans, peppers, okra, cucumbers, and summer squash that summer brings us, it's easy not to care whether we have any greens to eat. Yet fresh green salads are always a great addition to meals, even in summer,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Freeze/Frost Data As you plan both spring and fall garden plantings, it's important to know the average dates for...

Books

New Ideas for Preserving Interest in putting food by has seen a tremendous resurgence in the last few years. Whether...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Variations on Pesto
  • Make Plants Look Better
  • Plant Colchicums
  • Order Garlic and Shallots
  • Dive Into Summer's Bounty

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