Northern & Central Midwest

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

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Giving From the Garden

It's definitely the season for gift-giving, and what gardener doesn't love to give of themselves? There are countless gifts for gardening and non-gardening friends that either come from the garden or remind one of the gardening season. Even if the...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Hori Knife The miracle of all garden tools remains the hori knife. Used in Japan for centuries, this tool...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Wicks for Watering Houseplants When you are planning on taking off for vacation or simply want to reduce your work load, think...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Store Firewood Indoors
  • Continue Watering Evergreens
  • Water Your Christmas Tree Daily
  • Keep Holiday Plants Blooming
  • Monitor Temperatures in Cold Frames

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