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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Song Bird Kale

National News

Ornamental kale is one of the best plants for adding long-lasting and easy-care color to the fall garden. These sturdy plants keep their good looks long after frost has finished off many autumn...

Downy Mildew of Impatiens

One of the standbys of the shade garden, impatiens has in the past been a pretty trouble-free plant in most situations. Unfortunately, a new disease has arrived on the scene that threatens...

Hardy Geraniums for Fall Color

When it comes to fall foliage colors, we usually think first of trees and shrubs. From the flaming reds, yellows, and oranges of maples to the rich red of chokeberry and the bright yellow of the...

Safe Tomato Canning

As summer winds down, many gardeners are saving the bounty of their vegetable gardens by canning tomatoes. And many of them are using the water bath canning method to process their jars. Water...

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In the Garden


Sowing the Fall-Through-Spring Garden

It's time to get those seeds started for eating and beauty all fall and winter long. Here are some tips to help you get planting. Sow beets, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, chervil, chives,...
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Shows & Events

Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening On Saturday, September 29, from 11 am to noon, native horticulturist Rachel Young will discuss...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Jugs Into Greenhouses and Seed Trays Cut off the bottoms of plastic gallon jugs, use the tops as mini-greenhouses, and use the bottoms...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant While Soil is Warm
  • Root Cuttings for Plants to Share
  • Prune and Feed Roses
  • Plant Trees
  • Last Citrus Feeding

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