Lower South

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


PLANting Season

The first four letters in the word plant spell plan. We gardeners tend to forget that. If you won't tell anyone, I'll admit to a few planting endeavors that had little planning involved. Of course this was a very, very long time ago and I'd never be so...
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Favorite or New Plant

Florist's Cyclamen Florist's cyclamens are widely available during the fall and winter season. Their attractive...

Clever Gardening Technique

Weed Free Seed Strips Weeds can quickly sprout in plantings of small seeds such as cool season greens or root crops....
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Small Lettuce Plantings
  • Establish Perennial Herbs
  • Fertilize Color Containers
  • Plant Indoor Bulbs
  • Add Mulch Around Woody Ornamentals

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