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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2012
Regional Report

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The Weekend Homesteader

National News

Are you ready to move your food gardening up a notch, cut your grocery bills, and have a healthier diet? You can do all this with advice from Anna Hess in her new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A...

Celebrate Food Day

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

There's a new pest on the block and it's raising quite a stink. Brown marmorated stink bugs are pests that were first found in this country in the late 1990s, presumably having hitched a ride in...

Purple Pearls

For a distinctive note of color in your fall garden, add this new beautyberry hybrid to your landscape. A cross between Callicarpa dichotema and Callicarpa kwantungensis, Purple Pearls™...

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In the Garden


Harvesting: The Great Delight

Although I've already sacrificed some lingering tomatoes and squash and cucumbers -- ripping them out in favor of replenishing the soil with manure, compost, and worm compost, readying the space for fall-maturing new seeds and seedlings -- there are...
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Shows & Events

Acorn Festival On Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, from 11 am to 3 pm, Native American dancers, singers,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Toast Bird Seed To keep bird seed from sprouting once it's spilled out of its container into your garden, bake it...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eat Those Pumpkin Seeds!
  • Clear Bramble Berry Canes
  • Water Grapevines and Trees
  • Separate and Replant Perennials
  • Feed Overwintering Plants with No-Nitrogen Fertilzer

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