Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden


Early Summer Fruit Tree Care

If you already thinned those tiny fruits on trees and vines and left only what you realistically expect to consume, your trees will be ripening a decent crop that isn't putting too much stress on the trees, and there will be little waste. If you...
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Web Finds

Dave Wilson Nursery Dave Wilson Nursery breeds fruit tree varieties that do best in our home orchards, and it's the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Apple Cider Vinegar for Fireblight Fireblight (leaves that look burnt on the tips) can be lessened by spraying a solution...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Vegetables Between Crops
  • Choosing Heavy-Producing Crops for Small Gardens
  • Prevent Corn Smut
  • Reducing Earworm Damage on Corn
  • Keep Soil Mulched

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