National News - From NGA Editors
South Pacific Canna
It's not too early to begin planning next year's garden, so canna enthusiasts and those looking to add tropical flair to their gardens will be pleased to see the announcement of one of the 2013...
Seed Saving and Starting
Are you interested in developing a tomato that is bred to thrive in the particular conditions found in your own home garden by selecting and saving seeds each year? Maybe you'd like to save seeds...
We hear a lot these days about colony collapse disorder and the problems facing honeybees. But many folks are not aware that our native bees are struggling as well. The nearly fifty species of...
Unraveling the Mysteries of Tomato Genetics
After years of work by scientists from around the world, the Tomato Genome Consortium announced that the full genome of the tomato has been decoded, specifically that of the variety 'Heinz 1706',...
In the Garden
At the house where I grew up, the backyard held a small patch of red currant bushes, planted by the previous owner. The neighborhood kids and I were attracted to the small, translucent red fruits that hung like jeweled clusters on the plants, but we...
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Fruit Gardening What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas...
Clever Gardening Technique
Follow Peas with Kale Kale tastes sweetest when harvested in the fall after it has been touched by frost. Start seeds...
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- Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs
- Don't Fertilize Your Lawn
- Protect Developing Melons and Squashes
- Harvest Herbs
- Check for Mexican Bean Beetles