New England

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


African Violets for Year Round Bloom

African violets need an image makeover. When you say their name, what comes to mind for many is a picture of a grandmotherly figure fussing over her temperamental plants. But these houseplants are actually one of the easiest to keep in bloom on your...
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Houseplants For comprehensive advice on choosing, growing -- and not killing! -- houseplants, check out The...

Favorite or New Plant

Late Blight Resistant Tomatoes If late blight has devastated your tomato patch in past seasons, you'll be happy to learn that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Onion Seeds
  • Prune Grape Vines
  • Prevent Damping-Off
  • Repot Houseplants
  • Start Foxglove Seeds

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