Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tempting New Tomato Varieties

National News

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable grown across the country, and for 2007 there are some new varieties that should peak everyone’s interest. One of the trends in tomatoes is fruits of...

2007 Perennial Plant of the Year

Each year there are a bevy of perennial flowers to tempt us -- both new and old favorites -- and it can be difficult to choose what to plant. The Perennial Plant Association helps us by naming a...

Gardening With Seniors and Kids

Seniors and kids are a natural combination in the garden. Seniors have years of experience, wisdom, and patience for creating gardens, and kids have the enthusiasm, energy, and strength to help...

Marigolds Thrive With Earthworm Castings

Earthworms are known to be key components of healthy garden soils. They not only aerate the soil with their tunneling, but their droppings or “castings” are known to be a good plant food, as well....

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In the Garden


Planting Bare-Root Roses

Planting bare-root roses is perhaps the simplest of all gardening tasks. Here are some of the fine points: 1. Shop at a nursery that carries fresh plants and stores them outdoors in a bed of sawdust or mulch. Stay away from plants that have been...
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Shows & Events

The ABCs of Great Gardening Steve Gerischer teaches a weekend series on the 3rd Sunday of each month, from 2 to 4 pm., at the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Milk Jug Mini-Greenhouses Protect seedlings with mini-greenhouses made from clear plastic milk or water jugs with their...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Veggies
  • Cover Seedlings
  • Plant Garlic and Onions
  • Plant Bare-Root Trees
  • Keep the Garden Watered

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