Upper South

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


Pak Choi - A Versatile Choice for Fall Gardens

It hardly seems fair. Just as we're indulging in an abundance of corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and other summer vegetables, gardeners are expected to be thinking about the fall garden. Yet, the mid to late summer months are perfect for sowing seeds...
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Favorite or New Plant

Prairie Rosinweed With repeated hot and dry summers, our desire to add more drought-tolerant plants to the gardens...

Clever Gardening Technique

Safe Controls for Japanese Beetle Grubs Among the most damaging of garden insect pests is the Japanese beetle. Controlling these...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Bearded Iris
  • Preserve Tomatoes
  • Check Plant Supports
  • Don't Let Annual Weeds Go To Seed
  • Beware Lightning

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