Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Fall Organic Vegetable Gardening
On Saturday, September 29, from 11 am to noon, native horticulturist Rachel Young will discuss the importance of planning your garden, maintaining garden vitality and prepping the garden for the next season. Understand the benefits of organic gardening and how it benefits you, your family and the environment. Maple Room, Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge 91011. Free for members, $10 nonmembers. For more information, go to or call 818-949-7980.

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Jugs Into Greenhouses and Seed Trays
Cut off the bottoms of plastic gallon jugs, use the tops as mini-greenhouses, and use the bottoms as saucers for pots or shallow starting trays. Cut a slit from one side to the center, and cut an inch-wide hole at the center for a perfect cutworm guard for tomato plants next spring.


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