Southern 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


Harvesting Tips

Now that our summer warmth- I can't say we've had any real "heat"- is more consistently with us, harvesting of summer crops continues, although not with great gusto. I'm not overwhelmed with any veggies, but they all keep ripening but by bit, which is...
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Shows & Events

Native Plant Clinic Saturday, September 4, 10am to 1pm, in the Lenz Horticulture Classroom at Rancho Santa Ana...

Clever Gardening Technique

Harvesting Colander Replace the bottom of a wooden box with half-inch hardware cloth or chicken wire for use as a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Propagate Herbs for Overwintering
  • Final Vegetable Feeding
  • Feed and Water Bramble Fruits and Strawberries.
  • Final Flower Feeding
  • Root Flower Cuttings

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