Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2000
Regional Report

In the Garden


Winter Squash and Pumpkins

The first hint of fall always sends me scurrying to check out jack-o-lantern candidates, but this year, for the first time, we grew our own pumpkins. As if planned, our pumpkin vine produced two perfect-sized squash for my two daughters. The girls have...
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Growing Perennials in Cold Climates Growing Perennials in Cold Climates , by Mike Heger and John Whitman (Contemporary Books, 1998;...


Mashed Potatoes and Squash Sshh! Don't tell the kids! This is a dish with superb flavor and a vitamin punch like no other....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Raspberries
  • Test the Soil
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Grow Herbs on Your Windowsill
  • Start Feeding the Birds

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