New England

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Safe Food Preservation

National News

Are you still putting up pickles the way your Aunt Agatha always did? Do you can your beans and tomatoes the way your mother showed you years ago? Although these passed-down recipes and techniques...

Cast Your Vote

Would you like to help pick this year's American Garden Award (AGA) winner and learn about some exciting new plants at the same time? The AGA, administered by the All-America...

Garden to Plate Safety

Handling fruits and vegetables safely doesn't just apply to preservation methods. It starts right when we harvest our fresh produce. Keeping food safe from garden to plate is especially important...

Love Em and Leave Em

It won't be too much longer before leaves begin to change color and fall in many parts of the country. Unfortunately, all that organic matter falling to earth is too often raked up and discarded,...

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In the Garden


Planting a Rain Garden

While our region may not be suffering from the deep drought that is affecting so much of the rest of the country, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and southern New Hampshire are experiencing abnormally dry conditions or even moderate...
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Web Finds

Rain Garden Resources Here are some good sources of information for installing a rain garden in our region: The...


Creating Rain Gardens For even more information and ideas on creating rain gardens, check out these books: Creating...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Blossoms Off Melons and Squash
  • Harvest Onions
  • Spruce Up Flower Garden Beds
  • Control Powdery Mildew
  • Sow Seeds for Fall Salads

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