Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2002
Regional Report

In the Garden


Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management -- IPM -- is a complex-sounding name for a combination of simple garden activities that will help keep pests at bay. It's really just common sense. It's "integrated" because each step depends on the one before and leads to the...
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Drying Under-ripe Fruit Drying is an excellent choice for preserving fruit that is not very sweet or not quite ripe, as...

Local Buzz

Harvest Early in the day Harvest fruits and vegetables as early in the day as possible, especially if they are not to be...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Bearing Crops
  • Lift Melons Off Soil
  • Keep Plants Harvested
  • Pinch Vines
  • Wash Off Spider Mites

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