Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow Pea With a Touch of Gold

National News

Springtime is pea time in the vegetable garden. There’s nothing like the taste of freshly picked English, snap, or snow peas. Although peas are grown mostly for their flavor, now these edible...

New Look in Foxgloves

Foxgloves ( Digitalis ) are popular biennials and perennials with 1- to 4-foot-tall bloom spikes in colors ranging from white to purple. They have colorful mottling in the center of individual...

Fabric Pots Offer Advantages

Every year there are more types of containers on the market. While the trend is toward more decorative and fashionable pots, these may not be the best ones for your plants. Dark-colored plastic...

New Book Plumbs the Truth About Organic Gardening

As organic gardening becomes more common, there are many assumptions about its safety that get promoted by the media. It’s hard to know which organic gardening techniques and products are...

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In the Garden

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Planting Tomatoes

Betting that the soil will warm quickly as a result of our recent almost-80 air temperatures, you may want to plant some small tomato plants as soon as they're available in the nurseries, just to assure early and strong growth in the garden. For the...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale The Fullerton Arboretum will host its annual Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale from March 13 to 16,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Paint Bucket as Weed Collector Turn an empty 5-gallon paint bucket into a lightweight plastic garbage can to haul around the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bulbs for Early Summer Color
  • Save Gift Amaryllis
  • Fertilize Landscape Plants
  • Start Mowing
  • Finish Heavy Pruning

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