Mid-Atlantic

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Vegetables and Fruits for a Healthy Heart

National News

It may not be news that both genes and diet can play a role in the health of your heart. But which is more important? A new study suggests that a diet high in fruits and veggies, especially raw...

Watermelon Wonders

Here's more good news about keeping your heart healthy, especially for gardeners. A recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky showed that eating watermelon reduced plasma...

Spoiled Rotten?

All those fruits and vegetables won't do our bodies any good if they spoil before we actually eat them. While produce picked fresh from the garden is best in taste and nutrients, we can't always...

Fresh, Local, and Purple for Health

Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap nutritionally of late. But when they are not fried in buckets of oil or mashed with gobs of butter and cream, they are actually quite healthful veggies. They are a...

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In the Garden

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Tropical Delights in their Coconut Grove Home

Do you reach for a mango, lift it to your nose for a sniff, then peel and savor? Do you enjoy Mandarin oranges with your chicken salad? How about pistachios, nectarines, avocados? These and other luscious tropical foods are among our favorites,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Certification of Pollinator-Friendly Gardens Thanks to reader James Hitz, Penn State Master Gardener, for this encouragement for us to help...

Tool or Gardening Product

Small Tarp With Corner Handles This time of year, I'm happy to have a small (10 X 10 or 12 X 12 feet), square, green, woven...
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Regional Reminders

  • Heap Leaves on Veggie Garden
  • Lightly Top Lawns with Shredded Leaves
  • Do NOT Prune Boxwood, Azalea, Roses Now
  • Remove Whole Leaves from Gardens and Lawns
  • Clip Pods and Sow Seeds

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