Pacific Northwest

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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Easy Houseplant Propagation

When wintery weather keeps me indoors, I can still satisfy my need to garden by taking cuttings from my indoor plants. Many houseplants are easy to root in water, but I like to make a special propagation pot for my indoor project. Making a Rooting...
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Resources

Books

Organic Market Gardening If you've ever entertained the idea of taking your produce to market, The New Organic Grower: A...

Favorite or New Plant

Winter Camellia My favorite landscape plant this time of year is Camellia sasanqua. Blooms of deep to bright...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Peas
  • Check Lawns for Moisture
  • Prune Deciduous Trees
  • Start Cool-Season Vegetable Seeds
  • Apply Dormant Oil to Fruit Trees

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