Lower South

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


Beautiful Houseplants in Low Light Areas

What we refer to "houseplants" are outdoor plants that happen to be best suited to low light areas. Our eyes can adjust to light levels, making it somewhat deceptive how much light an area receives. Yet most of the areas in our home have very low light...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Lemon Lime' Dracaena There are a number of great dracaenas to choose from for indoor plantings. I like the choices...

Clever Gardening Technique

Easy Way to Check Potting Soil Moisture Overwatering is bad news for houseplants, but so is underwatering.There are handy moisture meters...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Plant Roses
  • Fertilize Cool Season Vegetables
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Start Warm Season Transplant

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