Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Web Site for Sharing Produce

National News

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of...

Boxwood Basil

For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a...

A New Teeny Coreopsis

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and...

Premium Knee Pads

It's prime gardening season and for many gardeners, the physical labor takes a toll on their bodies. Luckily there are new products on the market that can help prevent the aches and pains that...

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In the Garden


Veggie Growth Moves Into High Gear

That 3-day, 100-plus-degree heat spell we had really got everything growing. Luckily, I'd just watered the garden for the first time since the February rains, so the plants could sustain the heat-shock. But the resulting vigor is marvelous. I even...
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Shows & Events

Herb Weekend Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31, 2009, from 10am-4pm, the Fullerton Arboretum will have a large...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Baskets Use plastic baskets from cherry tomatoes or strawberries to protect newly-sprouted...
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Regional Reminders

  • No Eating From Just-Planted Asparagus, Artichokes, Rhubarb
  • Discard -- Don%t Compost -- Diseased Leaves
  • Shade Bloomers
  • Drought-Tolerant Bloomers
  • Get Weeds Early

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