Northern & Central Midwest

February, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Espoma Environmental Stewardship Award

National News

Environmental stewardship begins at home. One way to do this is to incorporate sustainable, ecologically sound practices into the gardening and landscaping you do. Creating and maintaining an...

Harvest a Harvest Moon

You won't have to wait for a harvest moon in the sky to pluck one from your garden -- a 'Harvest Moon' watermelon, that is! A 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Vegetable Award Winner, this is the...

Linking Neighborhoods and Childhood Obesity

We've probably all heard the real estate maxim, ″Location, location, location!″ Well, it turns out to be true for more than just housing values. It also plays a role in the problem of...

Producing Perfect Pepper Transplants

Peppers, whether hot or sweet, are not the easiest crop to grow in many parts of the country. They sulk in cold, yet if it gets too hot, with temperatures above 90 degrees F, they may not set...

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In the Garden


Watch out for House Plant Pests

I've had my bay laurel for about ten years, and I dutifully bring it indoors in winter and take it out to summer outdoors. I do this specifically because it always has scale insects, and taking it out for summer means the predators take care of the...
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Web Finds

Colorado State University Extension The Colorado State University Extension Sevice website is a wealth of information on all aspects...

Shows & Events

Seed Saving Extravaganza On Sunday, February 24, at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Shannon Carmody, program manager at Seed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Houseplants Carefully
  • Shower Off Houseplants
  • Start Mother's Day Plants
  • Sow Onion Seeds
  • Prune Grapes

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