Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Climate Friendly Gardening

National News

While climate change is a global problem, home gardeners can do their part to avoid contributing to the problem. By following the dictum "Think globally, act locally," gardeners can use...

Broccoli for Healthy Babies

Expectant mothers know that eating a healthy diet while pregnant is important for the development of healthy babies. Now new research indicates that substances in the diets of pregnant mothers...

Glamorous Kale

Ornamental cabbages and kales are some of the most colorful additions to the fall garden. Displaying eye-catching, ruffled textures and vivid shades of pink, purple, red, white and green, these...

Clear the Air with Houseplants

Scientists have known for years that plants can take up common indoor air pollutants, improving the air quality for the occupants of homes and offices while not harming the plants themselves. One...

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In the Garden

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Weeding Tools

The weeds are on a rampage! Crab grass has spread all over the old vegetable garden, and no matter how much I pull, it always seems to be faster than a speeding gardener. It is a known fact that unless you get the roots, a weed will grow right back. But...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Leaf Loader Lawn Clean Up Tool Fall is my favorite season of the year. There is still plenty of good gardening weather left, and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Clean Garden Gloves Garden gloves should be washed after each wearing by simply washing your hands with soap and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Last Call for Roses
  • Plant Onions and Garlic
  • Cut Back Faded Perennials
  • Groom Yarrow
  • Reduce Water for Indoor Plants

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