New England

January, 2014
Regional Report

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Seed Starting Calculator
If you start seeds of vegetables, herbs, and flowers indoors, you'll find the Seed Starting Calculator Grow Guide from Johnny's Selected Seeds a handy timesaver. Simply enter the date of the your last spring frost and it will tell you the number of weeks and the dates to start seeds indoors before the setting out date, as well when it's safe to set transplants out in the garden. It contains information for a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and annual and perennial flowers.

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Landscaping for the Birds
Consider adding berry-producing plants to your landscape this spring to provide food for birds. Focus on plants that retain their fruits through fall and winter. Good choices include dogwood, elderberry, eastern red cedar, holly, serviceberry, bayberry, and rose varieties that produce abundant hips.

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