Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2000
Regional Report


Homemade Fungicide
Here's a recipe you won't eat, but it will keep your flowers looking beautiful and protect them against powdery mildew and other fungal diseases.


1 quart warm water

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cooking oil


Mix in a small spray bottle and apply to upper and under sides of affected foliage.

Web Finds

Exotic Seeds
If you're looking for unusual peppers from Mexico or India or rare flowers or herbs, check out the Redwood City Seeds Web site at This small mail-order company features hard-to-find and exotic seeds.


Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia regla 'Royal'"