Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

Sweet Road Salt

?Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

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In the Garden


Green Up Your Home

Winter can be rather dreary outdoors, especially when grey clouds linger. Freezing weather has taken much of the color from our landscapes, so now is a good time to focus on our indoor gardens. That's right, tending houseplants is gardening, too!...
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Web Finds

Houseplant Lighting Help These two Web sites offer very helpful information on houseplants and their lighting needs....

Clever Gardening Technique

Take Guesswork Out of Watering Houseplants Watering plants properly can involve some guesswork, especially during winter when our...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Woody Ornamentals
  • Plant Cool-Season Veggies
  • Sow Seeds Indoors
  • Prune Ornamental Trees and Shrubs Wisely
  • Choose Smaller Bare-Root Plants

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