Lower South

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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Dealing with Deer

Gardening has plenty of challenges including insects, diseases, weather, and difficult soil conditions. Overcoming these is part of what makes gardening fun and so rewarding, however there is one challenge many gardeners face that leaves them feeling...
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Resources

Web Finds

The following sites can help guide you in choosing plants that deer usually leave alone:...

Tool or Gardening Product

Hoe Tech Garden Tools Okay, maybe it's not high tech, but the days of chompin' up pounds of dirt with a standard garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stop Weeds Early
  • Patrol for Aphids
  • Boost Blooming Plants
  • Fertilize Fruiting Veggies
  • Change Out Color Beds

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