Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Bird Watching

National News

It may be early for birds to start their spring migration, but it’s still a good time to check in with our feathered friends to see how they’re doing. During the 10th Annual Great Backyard Bird...

New Space-Saving Squash

Summer squash varieties come in many different shapes and colors, and some of the most unique are the patty pans. Often compared to flying saucers, these varieties combine the rich summer squash...

New Double-Flowered Hellebore

Dan Hinkley, formerly of Heronswood Nursery fame, has been breeding hellebores, also called Christmas roses, for years. His selections have expanded the color and form of hellebore flowers...

New/Old Garden Hoes

Many home gardeners are clever recyclers, and are adept at finding new ways to use an old product or tool in the garden. If you’re in this category, then you’ll appreciate the idea behind Rogue...

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In the Garden

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Vegetable Problems

Sometimes our vegetables just don't grow the way we think they should. They're stunted or discolored or just aren't vigorous growers. Here are some troubleshooting clues and organic approaches for three popular veggies. Beets Problem: A...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Asparagus Fork or Big Screwdriver A handy tool to use to pry up entire root systems of weeds or tree sprouts is the pronged...

Clever Gardening Technique

Hand Cream in the Garden Give your hands a moisturizing treatment as you garden by lavishly spreading them with hand...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Seedlings Chamomile Tea
  • Transplanting in Cold Soil
  • Plant Last of the Bare-Root Plants
  • Reducing Brown Rot in Peaches
  • Catch Weeds While They're Small

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