Lower 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


Late Summer Lawn Care

The sound of water sprinklers, the roar of lawnmowers, and the song of cicadas in the trees are the symphony of summer. Despite the heat our warm season lawns are growing well, perhaps too well for the person in charge of mowing the lawn! Whether we...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Rain Switch Have you ever driven down the street and seen irrigation systems watering during or immediately...

Clever Gardening Technique

When to Harvest Melons Gardeners often wonder how to tell when their muskmelons (cantaloupes) and watermelons are ready...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shut Down Perennial Weeds
  • Keep Fruit Trees Open
  • Maintain Moisture on Warm Season Vegetables
  • Provide Water for Beneficial Insects
  • Plant Tomato Relatives

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