New England

December, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Top Scoring Veggies

National News

All veggies make healthful additions to our diets, providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as delicious taste. But some are nutritional superstars that deliver particularly high amounts...

Jasper Cherry Tomato is a Winner

When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just...

No No to Nano?

Perhaps you've heard of concerns about the potential human health impacts associated with nanoparticles. These tiny manufactured particles, found now in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to...

2012 American Garden Award Winners

The votes are in and the people have spoken! This year's winners of the American Garden Award have been announced by All-America Selections, the fourth year the award has been given. Six new...

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In the Garden


Happy Holidays with Plants and Pets

I have a pug who's one of the sweetest creatures on the planet, but she was busy sniffing around for food when the smarts were being handed out. Anything that's on the floor, be it a crumb, a Brillo pad (yes, I've extracted one from her mouth) or a...
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The Holistic Orchard If you're thinking about growing fruit trees and berries organically, The Holistic Orchard by...

Web Finds

Pear Trellis Rust Many gardeners are familiar with cedar apple rust, a disease with a complex, two-host life cycle...
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Regional Reminders

  • Store Pesticides and Fertilizers Properly
  • Tie up Columnar Evergreens
  • Foil Fungus Gnats
  • Prepare for Garden Planning
  • Mulch the Perennial Garden

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