Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lemons for Limes

National News

If your garden produced a bounty of vegetables this summer, you may have had more than you and your family could eat at certain times. What to do with all that extra produce? Many of us share with...

Hot Enough for You?

Lots of gardeners across the country would probably answer with a resounding "Yes!" given the extreme heat in many areas this past summer. And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Back to Eden

Back to Eden is a new feature documentary that follows one man's revolutionary approach to organic gardening. "It's all about the covering!" is how Paul Gautschi enthusiastically describes his...

Fall Frost Dates

Gardeners are becoming more and more interested in keeping their gardens as productive as possible into the fall and winter months. Whether growing in the open garden or using season extenders...

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In the Garden


Landscape Mishaps

We all try to do the best for our landscapes, but sometimes, we just don't realize that we may be making some mistakes that can be avoided. Most of the mistakes I'm going to describe can be fixed; all can be prevented with a little education....
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Web Finds

Michigan State Forestry Publications Michigan State Department of Forestry has a listing of Extension publications that involve...


Blueberry Farm Journal The Blueberry Years by Jim Minick (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010, $27.99) is a journal written with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wait to Transplant Deciduous Trees and Shrubs
  • Platn Evergreens by October 1
  • Buy Bulbs Now!
  • Core Aerate your Lawn
  • Prune Raspberries Properly

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