Coastal and Tropical South

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

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Ready, Set, Start Seeds

The best part of January gardening might be the sight of seeds sprouting in the house. We sprout our own seeds to get plants and colors that are otherwise unavailable, but also because to do so is a life-affirming experience. Seedlings take 6 to 8...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Flame of the Woods Ixora coccinea glows in partly shady spaces with leaves and flowers so waxy they could be...

Tool or Gardening Product

Organic Garden Lime When you get soil test results, you find out the pH of your soil and, if needed, get a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Spray Smarter
  • Feed the Birds
  • Fertilize Daffodils
  • Give Amaryllis and Gloxinia a Rest

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