Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Weekend Homesteader

National News

Are you ready to move your food gardening up a notch, cut your grocery bills, and have a healthier diet? You can do all this with advice from Anna Hess in her new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A...

Celebrate Food Day

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

There's a new pest on the block and it's raising quite a stink. Brown marmorated stink bugs are pests that were first found in this country in the late 1990s, presumably having hitched a ride in...

Purple Pearls

For a distinctive note of color in your fall garden, add this new beautyberry hybrid to your landscape. A cross between Callicarpa dichotema and Callicarpa kwantungensis, Purple Pearls™...

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In the Garden


Tasty Vegetables through the Fall

The waning hours of sunlight tell us fall is here. But even though the tomato and cucumber harvest is dwindling, there is still a plethora of vegetables that can feed us into fall and early winter. If you have salad and stir-fry greens up and...
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Shows & Events

Winter Farmers Market Don't stop going to the farmers' market just because the weather chills. Chicago Botanic Garden...


Growing Sprouts If you are not already a fan of the benefits of sprouts, Sprouts: The Miracle Food: The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Monitor Houseplants
  • Clean up Fruit
  • Protect Trees and Shrubs from Rabbits
  • Winterize Water Garden
  • Protect Pots

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