September 30, 2017


Weekly news from the

National Gardening Association

   Keeping Mold Off Clay Pots   

"I have planted a variety of plants in old clay pots. I let the soil dry before watering but I have a constant band of mold on the pots. The pots are outside so ideally the sun would prevent the mold but it's very humid. I don't have time to scrub the pots every couple of weeks, nor do I want to invest in new pots. Do you know a way of keeping the pots pretty?" - Read the answer


Vegetable Gardening For Dummies
Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs.
Lead Contamination in Urban Gardens
Since September is prime time for beginning to build gardens at schools and community organizations, now is a good time to address the issue of lead in urban gardening.
Coloring the Garden With Spring Bulbs
If you want to see early spring bulbs in your garden, you need to plant the bulbs in fall. This article will help you get the most success.
Carl Walton: An Original Urban Gardener
Urban gardening and sustainable gardening are "hot" right now. But some people have been practicing both for decades.
When You Garden You Grow
Gardening has taken me to new places and given me new experiences that I never imagined. I began gardening to relieve stress and bring a bit of nature into a harshly artificial environment in the city. Little did I know that first bag of daffodils would be the beginning of a life-changing hobby. Gardening in the city has helped me grow -- socially, environmentally, nutritionally, and spiritually.


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Weather In Your Garden ~ Fall 2017Daylilies forum85
Please Share Your 5 Best Peony Pics!Peonies forum53
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Bingo!3rd Annual Not From the Seed Rack Seed Swap26
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