Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


August, 2011
Regional Report

Web Finds

National Agricultural Library
The USDA's National Agricultural Library is rich in varied practical, research, and resourceful content, including information about food and nutrition; animals and livestock; history, art, and biography. You can also find out about the Chefs Move to Schools program, where chefs partner with interested schools to create healthy meals and teach young people about nutrition and making balanced and healthy food choices.

Tool or Gardening Product

Quick Hose Connect/Disconnect Fitting
Screwing and unscrewing hoses -- together, hose and watering device, soaker hose to garden hose -- can be annoying, inefficient, and a real pain. Attach a metal set of quick connectors (male and female) for easy connection and disconnection. Usually the connect/disconnect process involves moving the outer ring forward and back with your fingers. Prices range from $6 to $10. The downside is that different brands often aren't compatible. Using one brand you prefer for all devices is the best strategy.


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