Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners

Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the number of vegetable varieties available? Wouldn't it be great if you could know, before you plant, which varieties will perform best in your area?...

Fish Emulsion Stops Damping Off

If you've ever started seeds, you've undoubtedly experienced having seedlings suddenly keel over at the soil line. This condition, called damping off, is typically caused by two different fungi:...

Antique Roses for the South

Antique roses continue to be the rage across the United States. However, most information on the best varieties to grow is geared towards gardeners in cooler climates, such as...

Sweet Road Salt

‘Tis the season for ice and snow in most parts of the country. As any gardener knows, rock salt used on roadways is effective at deicing the pavement. However, it also harms lawns and roadside...

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In the Garden


Let's Talk Tomatoes

I really enjoyed last year's relatively mild weather since I'm not a scorching-heat-lover. As long as the tomatoes go in early, develop well, bear heavily, and ripen up nicely, I'm happy. They did that last year, but I was disappointed that I didn't...
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Shows & Events

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program We train volunteers to help low-income gardeners in LA county grow and eat more nutritious...

Web Finds

Common Ground Garden Program The University of California Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County Web site offers gardening...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Veggies
  • Spread Plastic on Outdoor Beds
  • Transplant Veggies
  • Plant Small Fruits
  • Sow Flowers

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