Mid-Atlantic

July, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

Garden Poetry
Garden Poetry is just one of the varied projects included in the Youth Gardening Fun series created by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. But you don't have to be a kid to follow these simple instructions and try your hand at garden-inspired haiku or cinquain poetry. Who knows, maybe there is a poet inside you after all. If not, maybe you (and/or some kids you know) will get a kick out of the other projects.

Books

Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques
Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners, by Suzanne Ashworth and Kent Whealy (Seed Savers Exchange, 2002; $24.95) is a highly practical book. It will be your guide to saving vegetable seed this summer and, in this revised edition, to starting those seeds next spring as well. It contains everything you need to know, from selecting your best seed producer plants and hand pollinating them to harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing. This book covers 160 vegetables so odds are good that just about any vegetable you are likely to want to save seeds from will be included!

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