Northern & Central Midwest

September, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

KinderGARDEN
This wonderful
KinderGARDEN
Web site has loads of information about gardening with kids, from projects for parents to tackle, to suggestions for the kids to try themselves. It gives information on starting a school garden as well. Definitely a must-visit!

Clever Gardening Technique

Grow String Beans With Tomatoes for Superb Beans
I'm not sure what the physiological reason is, but I have the best luck growing pole beans on a trellis along with cherry tomatoes. Beans grown by themselves have problems with cucumber beetles, flea beetles, and other critters, but beans grown with tomatoes seem to be problem-free.

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