Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plant Compounds that Fight Cancer

National News

We all know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But research being conducted at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Western Human Nutrition Research Center in...

Be Kind to the Earth with Earth-Kind Landscaping

Earth-Kind® Landscaping is a system developed by Aggie Horticulture®, part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, as a way to help gardeners create attractive landscapes that are kind to Mother...

Long Lasting Deer and Rabbit Repellent

Deer and rabbits are some of the hardest garden pests to deal with. They are voracious, will happily chomp on all kinds of plants and are tough to exclude from garden areas. There are a number of...

Sharing Garden Inspiration

Do you love to share garden pictures and information? Want to hook up with gardeners around the globe? Check out the website , an interactive experience for all levels of...

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In the Garden


It's All About Harvesting

Keep vegetables picked often, even if you don't plan to use that day's harvest immediately. Vegetables that aren't harvested soon enough will produce a chemical that inhibits further blossoming. Check plants at least every other day during the...
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Shows & Events

South Coast Botanic Garden Dahlia Show and Sale Saturday-Sunday, August 21-22, 2010. Sat 12-4pm, Sun 9am-4pm. Sponsored by the South Coast...

Clever Gardening Technique

As You Sweat, Doing All That Harvesting! Pin a facecloth or hand towel to your waistband to wipe the sweat off your forehead and out of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lifting Vine Crops From The Soil
  • Grape Clusters
  • Begin Seeding Winter Veggies!
  • Rip Those Rose Suckers
  • Sunflowers for Birds

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