Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Something Old and Something New in Tomatoes

National News

It’s the New Year. With the staggering economy, many people are looking to grow more of their own vegetables this year. With that in mind, I thought to highlight some of the best new varieties of...

Two Tough Greens

There’s nothing like fresh greens from the garden in spring. Two of the stars in the early spring greens garden are arugula and kale. They are tough, cold tolerate, tasty, and nutritious. Here are...

Not So Hot Pepper

Lovers of spicy foods know that any dish with habanero peppers in it will knock your socks off. Considered one of the hottest pepper types, habaneros must be used with caution when handling and...

Two New Cabbages

Cabbages may not be the type of vegetable that gets people excited, but these two new varieties have some great advantages that might inspire you grow them. ‘Icy Fingers’ cabbage is one of...

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In the Garden


Back to the Garden, Again

Every job I have seems to be my favorite. I'm lucky to be able to work in a field that is rewarding both spiritually and financially. When I was gardening at Sunset Magazine , I couldn't imagine any career more inspiring or creative. I was a pampered...
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Shows & Events

Chinese New Year Plant Sale Get ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome in the year of the Ox at San Francisco...

Favorite or New Plant

Cast Iron Plant My first plant, and therefore my favorite, was the cast iron plant, or the aspidistra. Given to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Hydrangeas
  • Sow Peas
  • Dormant Spray for Deciduous Plants
  • Prune Evergreen Shrubs
  • Lawn Care

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