New England

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

South Pacific Canna

National News

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...

Conserving Bumblebees

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',...

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In the Garden


Currant Affairs

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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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs
  • Don't Fertilize Your Lawn
  • Protect Developing Melons and Squashes
  • Harvest Herbs
  • Check for Mexican Bean Beetles

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