Lower 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


Tips for Growing Great Transplants

Growing your own transplants is fun and an economical way to begin a vegetable or flower garden. It also allows you to expand your choice of species and cultivars beyond what may be available as transplants in your area. Although some plants such as...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Soil Heating Cable Seed starting mats are great for warming the growing media to the ideal temperature for...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Seed Starting Chamber Seeded transplant trays can dry out quickly when provided the extra warmth to speed germination....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cole Crop Transplants
  • Mulch Beds to Smother Weeds
  • Plant Fruit and Nut Trees
  • Plant Onion Transplants
  • Plant Cool Season Flowers

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