Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden

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Beans and Melons: Troubleshooting Problems

Among my favorite midsummer crops are beans and melons, so I keep a close eye on how these crops are doing to get the best possible yields. There are some common problems that can plague them, and sometimes we can save the crop, sometimes all we can do...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Inter-City Cactus Show and Sale Hundreds of plants will be on display, and thousands for sale, at the Inter-City Cactus Show and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Melon Rack Trellis Make a raised rack as a horizontal trellis for vining crops. Fasten chicken wire to a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watering Melons
  • Pinching Herbs
  • Harvesting Onions and Garlic
  • Divide Crowded Iris
  • Mowing for a Healthy Lawn

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