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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Top Scoring Veggies

National News

All veggies make healthful additions to our diets, providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as delicious taste. But some are nutritional superstars that deliver particularly high amounts...

Jasper Cherry Tomato is a Winner

When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just...

No No to Nano?

Perhaps you've heard of concerns about the potential human health impacts associated with nanoparticles. These tiny manufactured particles, found now in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to...

2012 American Garden Award Winners

The votes are in and the people have spoken! This year's winners of the American Garden Award have been announced by All-America Selections, the fourth year the award has been given. Six new...

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In the Garden


Giving From the Garden

Garden books and calendars are proven winners in gifting at this time of year. But, what could be more delightful than providing something from your garden that bespeaks you and your passion more individually and personally? Perhaps you canned some...
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Shows & Events

Last-Minute Holiday Garden Gifting On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 2 pm, get tips for last minute gifting and decorating with...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Clear Plastic Sheeting for a Bit More Nightime Warmth To help concentrate daytime warmth and increase germination, cover seeding beds with clear...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow and Transplant Veggies
  • Care for a Live Christmas Tree Properly
  • Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter
  • Water Less Frequently but Just As Deeply
  • Make an End-of- the-Season Garden Assessment

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