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


Sowing Seeds - When and Where

I'm sorting through last year's leftover seed packs. My first decision is which seeds to plant early in the season -- to start indoors under grow lights. I'll move those plants into a cold frame when they're strong and large enough to tolerate chilly...
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Botany Are you curious about what's inside a seed? Or how a root pushes its way into the soil? Or which...

Web Finds

The Seed Herbarium Image Project The Seed Herbarium Image Project is a collection of digitized images of select seeds in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Do a Paper Towel Germination Test
  • Protect Grafted and Specialty Roses with Mulch
  • Water Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
  • Recycle Evergreens
  • Remove Tree Gators

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