Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Help You Stay Healthy

National News

We all know that a ripe tomato, picked fresh from the garden, is one of the tastiest treats around. But a new study bolsters the evidence that including tomatoes in your diet provides excellent...

Don't Eat Dropped Apples

If you grow apples in your home garden, you may be tempted to collect dropped apples to use for making applesauce, cider, or apple butter. But according to a news release from the University of...

But Do Eat Sound Apples!

An apple a day may indeed keep the doctor away! In an apple industry-funded study done recently at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and published online in...

Reducing Food Waste

Last time you cleaned out the refrigerator, did a lot of stuff originally intended for your plate end up in the trash? If so, you're not alone. According to a study released in August 2012 by the...

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In the Garden


Tips for Seed Starting

Does It Matter When I Sow? Yes! Wait until February 1 to sow seeds of plants that you want to produce food through the fall. Even though this is only a month away, this distinction is important because January 31 is the average last frost for...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Use Plastic Sheeting or Jugs as Slight Frost Protection You can help seeds germinate -- and early seedlings grow -- outdoors after watering them in by...

Shows & Events

Garden Talks with Lili Singer On Thursdays, from January 10 to February 28, at 9:30 am to 12 noon at the LA County Arboretum...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Garlic, Onion, and Shallots
  • Don't Stomp On Soil
  • Don't Prune Frost-Damaged Plants Yet
  • Prune Roses
  • Rake Lawns

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