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Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden


Getting the Garden Ready for Dry Weather

Do you want to prepare your garden and lawn for dry weather ahead? One of the best ways is to "teach" plant roots to grow deep in search of water. You "instruct" your plants by watering deeply, yet infrequently, which encourages roots to grow deep into...
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Shows & Events

San Clemente Garden Club GardenFest On Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the GardenFest will offer a plant sale with...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Seed Bed From Crusting Soil that forms a crust kills germinating seeds before they can break through the soil surface....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm-Weather Veggies
  • Head Off Tomato Hornworms
  • Give Veggies Slow Food
  • Plant Summer Bulbs
  • Pinch Plants for Fullness

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