Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Cold Shower for Hot Tomatoes

National News

We all know that tomato plants growing in the garden are heat-lovers. So it may come as a surprise to find that, for young plants, using cold irrigation water results in the sturdiest plants....

ADHD and Pesticide Exposure- A Possible Link

If you need a reason to consider "going organic" in the garden and at the supermarket, consider the findings of a study published recently in Pediatrics®, the official journal of the American...

Wave Good-bye to Wasps

Nothing can spoil a late summer picnic or barbecue faster than having to fend off hordes of wasps and yellowjackets. But hold that spray- wasps are also beneficial garden predators that feed on...

The Year of the Heirloom Apple

As apple harvest season approaches, take a moment to consider that 'Delicious' apples account for 41% of the apple crop in the U.S., and only 11 varieties comprise 90% of the apples sold in chain...

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In the Garden


Unwelcome Visitor

I have a squatter in Henry's garden. I first noticed the problem in the spring. I had planted over 75 little onion sets in the sunny, well drained section of the vegetable garden. Perhaps I should mention that Henry's back yard backs up to an open...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Time Lapse Plant Cam This came as a press release. I haven't tried it personally, but it looks like a very cool...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garlic Fungicide Use garlic as a fungicide in your garden to protect roses and other plants susceptible to fungus,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cover Soaker Hoses
  • Tomato Tips
  • Vacation Garden Care
  • Pinch Fuchsias
  • Create a Bird Bath

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