Pacific Northwest

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


Gifts for your Favorite Gardener

When I first began gardening, I worked my small plot of soil with a spoon and a fork borrowed from the kitchen. They worked well for planting annuals, but I knew I needed some real hand tools if I was going to get serious about gardening. To my delight,...
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Insects of the Pacific Northwest Insects of the Pacific Northwest by Peter Haggard and Judy Haggard (Timber Press, 2006) is a...

Favorite or New Plant

Ornamental Kale Flowering kale, sometimes called ornamental cabbage, is an annual well worth growing in the fall...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pull Weeds
  • Coat Bulbs with Bonemeal
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Harvest Herbs
  • Harvest Winter Squash

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