Lower South

June, 2012
Regional Report

Web Finds

Tomato Disease Resistance Table
The Tomato Disease Resistance Table from Cornell University provides a chart listing hundreds of tomato cultivars and more than forty diseases and non-pathogenic conditions, such as blossom end rot. Find your favorite variety and follow its row across the chart to see which diseases it may be resistant to. The chart includes a column listing each cultivar as hybrid or open pollinated. Scroll to the bottom of the web page for links to similar disease resistance charts for 30 more types of vegetables.

Clever Gardening Technique

Soak Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets made of wire and lined with porous materials such as moss or coconut coir to contain the growing mix require frequent watering. Fill a large container such as a galvanized tub with water and set the hanging basket in the tub, allowing it to thoroughly saturate the growing mix. Then set out to drain well and hang it back in place. Ferns are especially appreciative of a good soaking!

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