Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


July, 2010
Regional Report

Web Finds

Finding Local Food
Buy Local PA lists 1,560 (and counting!) places to find locally grown food throughout Pennsylvania. Enter a zip code or explore by region. Experiment with recipes for fruits and veggies in season. Join the blog of "Freshly Harvested Commentary". Visit Buy Local, Think Global: Delaware to find local food sources in Delaware. New Jersey info is available at Buy Local, Think Global: New Jersey. District of Columbia Buy Local information is at Facebook. For New York City info, visit Greenmarket.

Tool or Gardening Product

V-Shaped Blade Garden Hoe
There are two hoes with V-shaped blades designed for weeding. Both have their places. The Warren hoe with a triangular blade, 4 3/4" x 6 5/8", seems to be standard for cultivating and weeding a vegetable garden. I also using the Warren hoe to scrape off and dig out weeds in shrub beds and to spread mulch. Its long handle reaches conveniently under and around rhodies, boxwoods and azaleas. Goserud makes a hoe with a smaller V-shaped blade (3") that I like for tight, pin-point weeding around perennials, annuals, some vegetables, and trees.


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