New England

January, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Help You Stay Healthy

National News

We all know that a ripe tomato, picked fresh from the garden, is one of the tastiest treats around. But a new study bolsters the evidence that including tomatoes in your diet provides excellent...

Don't Eat Dropped Apples

If you grow apples in your home garden, you may be tempted to collect dropped apples to use for making applesauce, cider, or apple butter. But according to a news release from the University of...

But Do Eat Sound Apples!

An apple a day may indeed keep the doctor away! In an apple industry-funded study done recently at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and published online in...

Reducing Food Waste

Last time you cleaned out the refrigerator, did a lot of stuff originally intended for your plate end up in the trash? If so, you're not alone. According to a study released in August 2012 by the...

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In the Garden


Grow Your Own Tomatoes from Seed

American gardeners have a love affair with tomatoes! More people grow tomatoes in their home gardens than any other vegetable. And it's understandable, because no veggie tastes more delectable when picked fully ripe from a homegrown vine -- and more...
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Web Finds

Seed Viability Chart It's not uncommon to have seeds left over at the end of a gardening season. But are they still...

Clever Gardening Technique

Air Layering I have a croton growing on my windowsill that has gotten almost 3 feet tall. It's dropped some of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep an Eye Out for Deer Ticks
  • Test Your Soil Before Adding Wood Ashes to Garden
  • Turn your Houseplants Regularly
  • Give Rosemary Cool, Bright Conditions Over the Winter
  • Organize Your Seeds

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