Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...

Import Seeds With Ease

Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently you’ve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...

Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits

Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...

Wash Tree Roots Before Planting

Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden


A Three-Season Harvest of Peas

If you think there's nothing better than eating fresh-picked peas, now is the time to begin succession plantings for a nine-month harvest of those tasty little morsels. The general plan is to plant a new batch of peas every three weeks from now until...
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Shows & Events

Huntington Botanic Garden's Fall Plant Sale This year's fall plant sale extravaganza will be on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14 , from...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garbage Can Tops Tops of garbage cans, especially plastic ones with no handles, make easy-to-scoot-around...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Now for Overwintering Harvests
  • Sow Edible Cover Crops
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Plant New Flowers For Overwintering Color
  • Prune Roses One Last Time

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