National News - From NGA Editors
Tomatoes Help You Stay Healthy
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...
In the Garden
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...
The Seed Herbarium Image Project The Seed Herbarium Image Project is a collection of digitized images of select seeds in...
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- Do a Paper Towel Germination Test
- Protect Grafted and Specialty Roses with Mulch
- Water Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
- Recycle Evergreens
- Remove Tree Gators