Lower South

December, 2006
Regional Report

Web Finds

Vegetable Gardening Publications for the South
Here are a number of online vegetable gardening publications from various southern Extension services. Check them all out. You might find some really cool tips from a neighboring state that apply quite well to your garden.
Gardening (Univ. of Georgia)
Garden Tabloid (Mississippi State)
Texas Home Gardening Guide
The Alabama Vegetable Gardener
Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide
Home Vegetable Gardening (North Carolina)

Favorite or New Plant

"Sorbet" Violas
Violas are among the most versatile garden flowers. They do well in a container or garden bed. There are so many great series and varieties to choose from. My personal favorite is the Sorbet series, which includes over a dozen varieties and mixes such as 'Blueberry Cream Sorbet' and 'Lemon Chiffon Sorbet'. Give them a full-sun to part-shade location and a soil with a couple of inches of compost mixed in prior to planting. Fertilize lightly every six weeks to keep them vigorous and productive all winter.

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