Western Mountains and High Plains

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

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Houseplants Help To Clean Indoor Air

A house would not be a home without living houseplants. They add color, beauty, dimension, and warmth and are helpful in the household cleaning. That's right; houseplants play an important role in cleaning the air we breathe. As plants produce...
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Resources

Books

Homemade Garden Remedies: Fact or Fiction At some time, you have probably tried a few home garden remedies with the hope that they would be...

Clever Gardening Technique

Water in Winter to Keep Plants from Perishing You may need to water your lawn even in winter, as well as many of your woody landscape plants....
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Regional Reminders

  • Sanitize Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Test Leftover Seeds for Viability
  • Start Cool-Season Crops
  • Inspect the Outdoor Landscape
  • Keep Indoor Containers Clean

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