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Middle South

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Best Salvias For Hot Summers

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Salvias are one of the most commonly grown bedding plants across the country. They grow and flower quickly, producing spikes of red, white, pink, blue, and purple flowers all summer long. However,...

Plastic Mulch Repels Pests

Tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, and cucumbers are popular summer garden vegetables. However, they also are subject to many insects and diseases. Gardeners have used colored plastic mulch to...

Organic Fire Ant Control

Fire ants are a major pest in lawns and gardens across much of the country. Now there is an effective organic control that will help eliminate these harmful pests that's safer for the environment...

Kudzu Reduces Alcohol Consumption

The "vine that ate the South" may have a positive side after all. Researchers at the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, investigated kudzu as a treatment to curb excessive drinking....

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In the Garden


Organic vs. Sustainable?

I'm thrilled to be able to purchase organic produce at the supermarket now. Organic has gone mainstream, and that's how it should be. I believe that organic farming methods, which involve steps to improve soil health, minimize pesticide use, and avoid...
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Web Finds

Local Food Web Sites Visit the Local Harvest Web site to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of...


Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Reading the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal , by Eric Schlosser...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Herbs
  • Choose Disease-Resistant Plants
  • Remove Bulb Foliage
  • Use a Mailbox for Storage
  • Water Foundation Plants

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