Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Cold Shower for Hot Tomatoes

National News

We all know that tomato plants growing in the garden are heat-lovers. So it may come as a surprise to find that, for young plants, using cold irrigation water results in the sturdiest plants....

ADHD and Pesticide Exposure- A Possible Link

If you need a reason to consider "going organic" in the garden and at the supermarket, consider the findings of a study published recently in Pediatrics?, the official journal of the American...

Wave Good-bye to Wasps

Nothing can spoil a late summer picnic or barbecue faster than having to fend off hordes of wasps and yellowjackets. But hold that spray- wasps are also beneficial garden predators that feed on...

The Year of the Heirloom Apple

As apple harvest season approaches, take a moment to consider that 'Delicious' apples account for 41% of the apple crop in the U.S., and only 11 varieties comprise 90% of the apples sold in chain...

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In the Garden


Fall Color in the Landscape

The fall season offers many great opportunities for landscape color. Here in the lower south, spring is our most colorful and bloom filled season of the year, but fall need not play "second fiddle" to spring and summer when it comes to color. There are...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Rowcover Fabric Most gardeners have heard of using rowcover fabric for protecting plants against a light frost or...

Clever Gardening Technique

Early Start on Fall Transplants When it is still too hot to plant seeds of cool season plants out in the garden, you can get an...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!
  • Keep Roses Healthy
  • Prepare Soil For Fall Planting
  • Plant Beans and Squash
  • Water Fruit Trees

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