Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow a Fall Crop of Strawberries

National News

Strawberry lovers take heart; for those who can’t get enough fresh strawberries and wish the June crop produced over a longer period, there may be a solution. A new cropping technique developed by...

New, Natural Weed Killer

Summertime means weeding time for most gardeners. While the old methods of hand pulling and hoeing are still the most effective, sometimes you’d just like to spray those weeds to get rid of them....

Unique Pine Tree

Evergreen trees fill many roles in the landscape. They block unsightly views, provide a dark backdrop to colorful flowering shrubs and perennials, and create habitat for birds and wildlife. It’s a...

Free Guide for Organic Gardeners

The number of organic farmers, as well as the number of acres devoted to organic growing methods, has increased steadily for the past 10 years. This increase creates a need for up-to-date growing...

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In the Garden

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Harvest Tips

We're finally tasting the treasures we've worked so hard to grow in the garden. However, some beginning gardeners don't know when to pick their delights, since they've always purchased them at the store. A basic change of perspective is needed. Now...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Bearded Iris Now's the time to dig and divide bearded iris clumps if they're crowding each other or if they...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sandwich for Outdoor Drying Make a "sandwich" rack for drying fruit outdoors. Place a second rack on top of the fruit,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Tomatoes Watered
  • Pamper Melons
  • Paint Tree Trunks
  • Cut Back Bloomers
  • Water and Fertilize Regularly

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