Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden


Looking Forward to Cool Weather

I've been really disappointed with my tomatoes this year — great foliage but not too many blossoms, and fewer fruits, although they are good-sized and tasty. Since summer means tomatoes to me, even my plentiful cucumbers and beans and squash weren't...
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Mom's Pickled Beets A simple recipe that makes great eating! Ingredients 5-10 beets, depending on size 1/2 cup...

Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Bulbs To get the best choices, buy spring-flowering bulbs now. These include alliums, amaryllis,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replant if Germination is Poor
  • Tend to Seedlings
  • Plant Winter Veggies
  • Trim for More Blooms
  • Turn Stalks into Trellises

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