New England

June, 2009
Regional Report

Web Finds

Seed Savers Exchange
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing garden biodiversity through the preservation of heirloom seeds. The organization was founded in 1975 to honor the tradition of saving, preserving, and sharing garden seeds. The Web site includes information about the organization, archives of their newsletter, and a forum where you can discuss your successes and challenges.

Clever Gardening Technique

Set Out the Healthiest Plants
I like to make sure transplants are growing vigorously before I set them out in the garden. If seedlings or purchased plants are rootbound, I pot them up in larger containers using a mix of potting soil and composted bark mulch. Then I wait until new, white roots have begun filling out the potting soil before I set them in the garden. I find that they are better able to adapt to the more challenging garden conditions if they have lots of young, vigorous roots.

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