Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

March, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Midwest Gardening Symposium: Sustainable with Style
The Midwest Gardening Symposium: Sustainable with Style will take place on March 13-15 at the Missouri Botanic Garden. This symposium will feature lectures, workshops, tours and demonstrations of environmentally friendly gardening techniques. Come away with information on planting the best type of garden, the best plants and eco-tips for all aspects of life. Go online to or call 630-719-2468.

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Old Windows to Thaw Soil
Forage second-hand shops or grandma's garage for old windows. Placing them carefully on garden soil, even before the snow melts will start the thawing process. Sprinkle lettuce and spinach seeds beneath, and as soon as the snow melts, the seeds will start germinating for the earliest possible salads. All you have to do is mark where they are in case we get late-spring snows. You don't want to cruise across them in haste.


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