Lower South

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden


In Pursuit of the Perfect Tomato

No vegetable can match the tomato when it comes to sheer "rock star" status in the minds and hearts of vegetable gardeners. In fact you might say that for many gardeners tomatoes epitomize what gardening is all about. There is little doubt that the...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Bush Early Girl' Tomato There are dozens of great tomatoes worth the medal of honor. So choosing one to call favorite is...

Clever Gardening Technique

Delayed Mulching on Spring Tomatoes Garden writers can scarcely get through an article without recommending that the readers mulch...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm Season Annual Flowers
  • Mow Weeds and Catch Clippings
  • Plant Tomatoes
  • Start Basil and Dill Transplants
  • Direct Seed Warm Season Vegetables

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