Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Nutrient Value of Organic Eggplant

National News

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...

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In the Garden

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Summer Feeding, Watering, Mulching

Continue watering and feeding the entire garden with a balanced fertilizer and manure tea or fish emulsion every other week or so for steady growth and food production. Foliar sprays of liquid seaweed help trees, vegetables, fruits,...
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Resources

Shows & Events

La Habra Corn Festival August 6-8, 2010. Sixty-second annual event features one of the largest summertime parades in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Chicken Wire for Mums Following your last trimming of chrysanthemum stems to encourage bushy growth and blooms, support...
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Regional Reminders

  • Too-Heavily Laden Fruit Branches
  • Pruning Roses
  • Divide Iris
  • Pinching Back
  • Root Cuttings

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