August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow an Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

National News

What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas beyond just popping them fresh into your mouth, as well as advice on growing and harvesting, check...

Get Some Good Vibrations

Evergreen junipers are popular for the low-maintenance color and structure they provide year round in the landscape. But their prickly foliage isn't always fun to work around. But Good...

Gardening in a Drought

Much of the country has suffered in the throes of record –breaking heat and drought or abnormally dry conditions this summer. Keeping a garden thriving when the mercury rises and the rains...

Tasteless Tomatoes

It's not big news that many modern tomatoes don't have the flavor of older varieties, especially those that have been bred primarily for commercial production. But some new research published...

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In the Garden


Experimenting with the Unusual

"Does it taste like asparagus or bean?" asked Suzanne, holding up an 18-inch long, thin green vegetable. "I think they taste like a meaty green bean with a hint of pepper," I replied, "though friends who've sampled them raw commented on the tang of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Mexican Sunflower These prolific, bright orange beauties are at their peak in my vegetable garden. Others in the...

Tool or Gardening Product

Large Plastic Tubs in Different Colors Large plastic tubs in different colors, with rope handles, are so handy for hauling, organizing,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clip, Don't Dodge
  • Plant Cool Weather Veggies for Fall
  • Sow Seeds for Fall Harvests
  • Remove What You Don't Want
  • Add More of What You Like

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