Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Don’t Bite Me Insect Repellent

National News

Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...

New Dwarf Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...

New Community Garden Book

With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...

Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?

It’s apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...

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In the Garden

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Onion Family Disease and Pest Problems

Fall is a good time for planting onion family crops like chives, garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots. There are some nasty diseases and pests that can damage these plants, so to help you figure out what the problem is and what to do about it, here are...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Salvia Plant Sale Salvias galore will tempt you at Fullerton Arboretum on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Household Baking Soda Simple household baking soda will get rid of mildew in your home and garden. Dissolve about 1/4...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Veggies
  • Consider Salt Content of Soil Before Planting
  • Don't Expect Fruit Set at High Temperatures
  • Fertilize Trees One Last Time
  • Water Lawn in Early Morning

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