Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Late Blight Tolerant Cherry Tomato

National News

Late blight has been a scourge for many tomato growers in eastern parts of the country in the last couple of years. This disease, caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytopthora infestans can...

Potting Soil Safety

Most of the bacteria you might encounter in potting soil and compost is of the beneficial variety, part of a community of microorganisms that helps to make nutrients available to plants and...

The Year of the Zinnia

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2011 to be the Year of the Zinnia. These easy to grow annuals not only provide season-long color, but are available in such a wide range of colors, heights...

Grafting Tomatoes

We've all probably heard of grafting fruit trees and roses, but tomatoes? Grafted tomatoes are becoming popular because they allow fruiting varieties that may not exhibit good disease resistance...

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In the Garden


Container-Grown Lettuce is a Snap

Just now, in the handful of weeks I call "betwixt and between," I like to get my hands dirty and stoke my enthusiasm for spring with a light-hearted project that's bound to be successful, no matter what curve ball Mother Nature might throw. The choices...
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Favorite or New Plant

Monet's Garden Mesclun My favorite seed selection for growing lettuce in containers is Monet's Garden Mesclun from...

Tool or Gardening Product

Jolly Gardener Potting Mixes My choice for potting soil is Jolly Gardener, a product of Oldcastle Lawn & Garden. My "go to"...
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Regional Reminders

  • Select the Right Tulip for Cut-Flowers
  • Divide Hostas
  • Pick the Best Annuals and Perennials
  • Harden Off Seedlings
  • Remove Burlap From Root Ball

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