Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys
National News - From NGA Editors
Nutrient Value of Organic Eggplant
Many proponents of organic gardening have long maintained that not only are organic methods better for the soil, the environment and the safety of gardeners, but they produce nutritionally...
Fresh Plants for Southern Gardeners
Gardeners in northern parts of the country may be harvesting tomatoes and peppers, but if they are thinking about planting, they are considering quick growing, cool season crops like spinach,...
Pest Resistance in Elms
Just about everyone is familiar with the devastating effect Dutch elm disease (DED) has had on populations of American elm. Much research has gone into developing trees resistant to this disease....
Ask the Expert at the USDA
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new, on-line, on-demand knowledge database, called 'Ask the Expert'. This new service connects with existing UDSA knowledge systems, so...
In the Garden
I had a letter from a reader in Sacramento asking for gardening tips for hot climates. Having been born and raised in Napa, I feel well qualified to address her inquiry.
Plants that do best in hot weather have thick, waxy foliage and deep...
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Shows & Events
Jazz at Filoli Jim Cullum Jazz Band Sunday, August 1, 2010 Free parking, complimentary snacks and drinks,...
Clever Gardening Technique
Keep Cool Always wear a hat with a wide brim when working in the sun. The brim should be broad enough to...
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