Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2011
Regional Report


Building a High Tunnel
Learn How to Build a Hoop House [Kindle Edition] by Brent Black and Dan Drost (Utah State University, 2011) is a simple book, with simple plans for building a hoop house. It is straightforward, easy to follow, and a great way to extend the garden season.

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Coffee Grounds as a Great Deodorizer
Save your coffee grounds. Whenever you put vegetable scraps in the compost pile, cover them with a layer of coffee grounds and you'll never have any odor. Coffee grounds also provide nitrogen, perfect for getting the compost off to a great start.


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