Northern & Central Midwest

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Easier Tulip Planting

National News

Traditional advice says to plant tulips bulbs at a depth three times the height of the bulb -- generally about 6 to 8 inches deep. But new research from Cornell University's Flower Bulb Research...

Recipes for Health

Have you fallen into a meal-time rut when it comes to preparing healthful vegetables and fruits? Find inspiration and delicious recipes in the Recipes for Health section on the New York Times...

The Pick of the Peppers

Chili peppers are great for adding spice to all sorts of dishes. And one with excellent pepper flavor is the 2012 All-America Awards vegetable winner 'Cayennetta.' This mildly spicy pepper...

Green Times

If you are interested in organic and sustainable agriculture, a new, free, on-line publication from Washington State University's College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences may...

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In the Garden


Frost Only Sweetens Some Vegetables

It may be well past the first frost date, but that certainly doesn't mean that the garden is finished. Tomatoes and cucumbers have gone, but the stalwart frost-hardy vegetables are still going strong. In fact, some of them will continue to give us...
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Web Finds

Local Dirt Over 40 percent of postharvest food is lost to spoilage because of an inefficient system of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Let Lettuce Plant Itself I had great success this year with an interesting succession system. I planted lettuce in early...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up the Orchard
  • Clean Your Tools
  • Start a Worm Bin
  • Carefully Place Christmas Cactus
  • Bring Amaryllis into Bloom

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