Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

May, 2001
Regional Report

Local Buzz

Farmer's Market Revival
At long last, farmer's markets are enjoying a comeback in our region. In addition to large, established farmer's markets, look for smaller Saturday morning markets held in church or shopping center parking lots. Some gardeners use these as swap markets, exchanging what they have too much of for produce they need. In addition to vegetables and fruits, cut flowers are a hot item at these street markets. To locate one near you, check with your closest county extension service office for possible help.

Web Finds

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes
The fun is just beginning as this Web page opens with a sweet potato on rollerblades. At North Carolina Sweet Potatoes you'll find answers to every imaginable question on growing sweet potatoes and lots of nutrition information too. Don't leave without listening to the sweet potato song in the kid's section. It's a hoot!


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