Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Abelia

National News

Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...

Watch Birds with New Birdcam

Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you?re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It?s hard to catch all the...

Build Your Own Weeder

The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you?re...

New Farmer?s Business Book

Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...

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In the Garden


Salad Season!

I absolutely love the fall to winter gardening season! It means summer heat is over and I get to grow fresh salads once again! I'm sure you have your own favorite cool-season greens for the cool-season southern garden. Here are a few of mine that I...
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Web Finds

Viva Salad Greens The Viva Salad Greens Web page (pdf file) provides instructions for creating your own...

Clever Gardening Technique

Seeding Small Salad Greens Some salad greens such as lettuce need some light to germinate while others start from seeds that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Sweet Potatoes
  • Dig and Store Caladium Tubers For Next Spring
  • Plant Cool Season Veggies
  • Color Up the Cool-Season Landscape
  • Satsuma Citrus Harvest

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