Western Mountains and High Plains

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden

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Amazing Rhubarb

Spring is in the air and some sure signs of it are bursting out in the rhubarb patch. This perennial vegetable reliably provides the first "fruit" of the season. It makes such a delicious pie that it is often called the "pie plant." Rhubarb can be used...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Eastern Redbud If you have some space in a protected area, plant a Eastern redbud tree (Cercis canadensis)....

Shows & Events

High Desert Edible Gardening On Wednesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Ready for Vegetables Planting
  • Rotate Garden Crops
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Check for Insect Pests When New Foliage Unfurls
  • Prune Oystershell Scale-Infested Lilacs

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