Western Mountains and High Plains

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


Starting From Seed -- Easy, Inexpensive, and Fun

The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about new beginnings. Even in the depth of winter's cold and shorter days, I'm already planning the coming season's garden. Starting your own plants from seed is inexpensive, easy, and fun for all...
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Web Finds

All-America Rose Selections Whether you're a seasoned gardener or novice, All- America Rose Selections is a good resource...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep A Garden Record Make a resolution to keep a garden journal in 2013. I keep an informal journal by making notes on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tidy the Perennial Garden
  • Clean and Sharpen Garden Tools
  • Prune Shrubs and Trees
  • Patrol Landscape for Problems
  • Inspect Houseplants

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