Northern & Central Midwest

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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A Touch of Xeriscaping

It may seem a little unusual to think now about landscaping for next year, but the weather is getting a bit unpleasant, at least in my area, so I tend to spend less time outside and more time inside next to a fire in the evenings. I've been pondering...
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Resources

Web Finds

Xeriscaped Xeriscaped is a great site for answering questions and finding information about all aspects...

Books

Dry-Land Gardening Dry-Land Gardening: A Xeriscaping Guide for Dry-Summer, Cold Winter Climates by Jennifer...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Equipment from Freezing
  • Give Extra Care to Houseplants
  • Plant Bulbs
  • Protect Roses
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs

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