Middle 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


From Seed to Success

For many do-it-yourself gardeners, there's nothing more satisfying than growing vegetable plants from a tiny seed. If you have time, as well as a bit of indoor or outdoor growing space, you too can produce your own transplants or garden-grown...
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Making More Plants There are plenty of good books on propagation, but none is more engaging or beautifully...

Tool or Gardening Product

Dramm Compact Shear The Dramm Compact Shear is handy for a number of garden and household jobs, but I find this tool...
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Regional Reminders

  • Continue Irrigation
  • Decorate Window Boxes
  • Sharpen Cutting Tools
  • Visit Public Gardens
  • Treat Scale Insects

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