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Southwestern Deserts

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it?s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you?re...

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In the Garden


Time for Tomatoes!

Sow tomato seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting out after the last frost. In the low desert, the last freeze usually occurs somewhere between February 15 and March 15, depending on your microclimate. Check with the County Cooperative...
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Shows & Events

Citrus and Fruit Clinic Held two consecutive weekends at two locations, this event features speakers from the University...

Web Finds

Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society If you live in the Tucson area, it would be well worth joining the Tucson Cactus & Succulent...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Holiday Amaryllis Bulbs
  • Fertilize Citrus Trees
  • Prune Trees and Roses
  • Grow Herbs
  • Harvest Citrus

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