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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Transplanting in the Heat

By this time of the year, many of our gardens are looking a little "weather worn." Some new plants can help to freshen things up. But how to get them to thrive in 95F to 100F heat? While it might be best to wait a month or two until the weather cools to...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Tomato Cages In case you're still not using them, tomato cages -- the BIG ones -- are critical in promoting...

Clever Gardening Technique

Paint Garden Tools Paint tool handles and a foot or so of hose at nozzle ends with a bright color of exterior enamel...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow the Last Summer Veggies
  • Care For Young Seedlings
  • Rotate Vegetable Plantings
  • Care for Fruit Trees After Harvest
  • Stop Feeding Trees

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