Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

California Law Supports School Gardens

National News

The National Gardening Association has been supporting and promoting school gardens for more than 30 years. We recognize that school gardens help kids in many ways. Children who have been through...

New Tree for the Edible Landscape

It’s not often that something new comes along in the world of yard trees, but a recently introduced tree native to northern China is not only widely adapted to American growing conditions, it...

Totally Recycled Plant Food

Gardeners are natural recyclers. They love to recycle pots, stakes, and even plants. If you’re a thrifty gardener and you garden organically, this plant food made from earthworm castings may be...

Gardening Anywhere Book

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces (Timber Press, 2004; $30) is more than just another container gardening book. Author George Schenk shows how you can garden literally anywhere....

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In the Garden


Hail to the Mighty Squash!

In honor of this holiday season, I'd like to dedicate a few lines to the noble family of squash, which is most likely a part of your holiday feasts. Pumpkin pie is the traditional end of the meal, but there are so many other types of squash that...
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Squash The Compleat Squash , by Amy Goldman (Artisan Press, 2004; $40), is a guide to the entire...

Clever Gardening Technique

Baked Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti squash is one of my personal favorites. Cut it in half, bake it skin-side-up at 350...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig and Store Summer-Blooming Bulbs
  • Plant Sugar Peas
  • Rake and Clean Garden Beds
  • Last Chance to Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs!
  • Look for Bare-Root Bargains

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