Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2007
Regional Report

Web Finds

Beneficial Nematodes
For succinct information about these insects, visit the Beneficial Nematodes site from the Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County. Allen Buchinski has written clearly about shopping for beneficial nematodes and applying them to the lawn to control fleas, ants, and grubs. They are live and so must be handled with care. The best news about them is that after they infect and subdue the pests, they hatch out with more beneficial nematode babies to keep the pests at bay.


Organic Gardening Tips
Grow Organic, by Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser (St. Lynn's Press, 2007; $18.95), delivers solid information about organic gardening principles. Fortunately for readers, their writing is spot-on, since compost, interplanting, and tilling could be rather dry subjects. Whether you are a confirmed organic gardener, want to be one, or just find it a curious notion, read this book. You'll enjoy the ride and no doubt learn several things along the way from two distinct voices with a combined 50 years in organic gardening. To make it even greener, the book itself is published on recycled paper in the USA.


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