Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Recipes for Healthy Kids

National News

Did you come up with some delicious new ways to use the produce from your garden this year? Did you hit on ways to serve garden-fresh veggies that your kids gobbled down? Are you interested in...

A Kaleidoscope of Color

Flowers add to the beauty of the garden, but for season-long excitement, nothing beats plants with colorful foliage. And few are as colorful for as long as the new 'Kaleidescope' abelia from Plant...

Sweet Bittersweet

With its abundant berries in autumnal shades, bittersweet vine has long been a favorite for fall decorating. Unfortunately the popular Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) is a rampantly...

Managing Soil Pathogens with Mustard

No, we're not talking about raiding the condiments cupboard for some Grey Poupon! But research done at Cornell University has demonstrated that mustard plants, as well as other related brassicas...

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In the Garden


Harvest Time!

Pumpkins Galore! Harvest winter squash, pumpkins and decorative gourds when the vines are dry and the rinds are hard and resist easy puncture by a fingernail. Cut the stems rather than breaking or tearing them, and leave two inches of stem attached...
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Shows & Events

Growing Home: Agriculture in the City Saturday, November 13, 8:30am-5:30pm. Talks and tours, tastings and tools celebrating home...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Hose As Design Tool Use a garden hose to help plan a curved landscape area. Its position can be changed easily until...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Still-Bearing Veggies
  • Deep Water Grapevines and Trees
  • Feed Subtropicals
  • Plant Ground Covers as Green Manure
  • New Roses?

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