March 24, 2018


Weekly news from the

National Gardening Association


We're giving away a $100 Amazon gift card, plus 10 other prizes.

All you have to do is enter our 5 minute survey to be entered for a chance to win!

Our friends at Jobe's Organics have asked us to help them gather some research from gardeners around the country, and they sweetened the pot with some prizes. They want to know about gardeners' use of fertilizers, potting soil, and stuff like that. It's a 27 question multiple choice survey that takes about 5 minutes to complete. At the end it'll ask for your email address, which will then go into the drawing that we (NGA) will do on March 28th. Ten participants will get a nice collection of various products that Jobe's sells. Additionally, one secondary winner will get a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Woo Hoo! (Prizes only available to US addresses only.) Survey must be completed by March 26th in order to be entered, so fill it out right now lest you forget!

» Click here to fill out our survey «


   How Does An Aloe Vera Plant Reproduce?   

"How does an aloe vera plant reproduce? I need to repot mine and I need some advice on how to go about it??? It has outgrown its container & I must do it soon!!!

" - Read the answer


Spinach Essentials
Tasty, nutritious spinach is one of the first crops planted in spring. It's higher in iron, calcium and vitamins than most cultivated greens, and it's one of the best vegetable sources of vitamins A, B and C.
Tips for Gardening in Clay Soil
If your garden has heavy clay soil, you know what a challenge it can pose to plants, not to mention gardeners. Heavy clay drains slowly, meaning it stays saturated longer after rain or irrigation. Then, when the sun finally comes out and the soil dries, it forms a hard, cracked surface.
Winter Squash
No vegetable is more linked to the fall, winter and holidays than winter squash. "Squash" is actually taken from a Massachusetts Indian word, askutasquash, meaning "eaten raw". Although native Americas may have eaten some winter squashes raw, we enjoy cooking them in pies, cakes, curries, casseroles, cookies and soups. The variety of winter squashes available to cook with can be staggering. From huge pumpkins (technically a winter squash) to diminutive delicata squashes, there's a shape, size, color, flavor, and texture of winter squash for just about every dish.
Growing Gardenia
Gardenia is best known for their fragrant white flowers, gardenias are heat-loving evergreen shrubs that have become a gardening symbol in the Southeast. Another common name is cape jasmine.
Lamb's Ear: Growing and Caring For
Lamb's Ears is a very hardy and strong-growing perennial, with thick white-wooly foliage, valued as a dense, low growing, spreading bedding plant in the landscape.
Growing Peonies
Peonies are renowned for their large, colorful, bowl-shaped, flowers and dark green foliage. Once established, these beauties are some of the longest-lived and most reliable garden plants.


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