Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


September, 2003
Regional Report

Web Finds

Storing Vegetables and Fruits at Home
Did you know you can store horseradish for up to a year? What about parsnips or cabbage or potatoes?Storing Vegetables and Fruits at Home is an online publication from Purdue University that provides detailed directions on how to best store your home-grown produce. It lists optimum storage conditions and typical storage times. It includes detailed instructions on different types of storage facilities, including traditional root cellars as well as storage pits, underground tile storage, and barrel storage.

Local Buzz

Time to Plant Spring Bulbs!
The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center ( offers a timely treasure trove of information about planting and growing bulbs, and not just the bulbs we plant now for spring displays but every kind of flower bulb imaginable. This site offers a fall planting time map, photos, and detailed profile information about many different kinds of bulbs, plus precise planting instructions and some general tips on using bulbs for better ornamental effect. If you have a question about bulbs, you will probably find the answer here.


Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Water Hibiscus"