Coastal and Tropical 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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Choosing Containers

Every time you turn around it seems there's a new container on the market. How do you decide which ones will work best for you? There's no one-type-fits-all when it comes to choosing the right containers for your plants, yet choosing the right pot for a...
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Resources

Books

Guide to Florida Fruit & Vegetable Gardening Many books on food gardening leave Florida gardeners feeling left out. Here is one written...

Favorite or New Plant

Tabebuia Springtime brings plenty of beautiful flowers to the tropical region, but a particular joy is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Blue Flag Iris
  • Stay Ahead of the Grasshoppers
  • Make an Easy Pathway
  • Watch for Tomato Leaf Miners
  • Use Alternatives to Peat Moss

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