Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes for Small Spaces

National News

More and more gardeners are producing crops of tasty, nutritious fresh vegetables in containers. Whether on a balcony in an urban setting, taking advantage of a sunny driveway in a shady suburban...

Power up Garlic's Pungency

Garlic's pungent odor may be great for warding off vampires, but it is also an indication of its healthfulness. Allicin is one of the main sulfur compounds in garlic that is responsible not only...

Tools for Women

One size fits all may be fine for some things, but not when it comes to garden tools. According to Ann Adams, co-founder of Green Heron Tools, most garden and agricultural tools were designed with...

Ecological Pest Management Made Easy

Want to know what biorational controls to use to deal with codling moths in your apples? How about under what trade names the microbial pesticide Bt is sold? Wondering if a pesticide is OMRI...

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In the Garden


Hillside Gardening

A large portion of Henry's garden is on a steep hillside. The soil is hard like stone, there are two large Monterey pines that have roots growing everywhere, and there is no irrigation. This area presents a bit of a challenge. Hillside gardening is...
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Hillside Gardening Hillside Landscaping (Sunset Publishing, ISBN: 978-0-376-03778-7) offers the do-it-yourself...

Favorite or New Plant

Rockrose Rockrose (Cistus) is an evergreen shrub which has a long bloom period from early spring to mid...
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Regional Reminders

  • Poinsettia Care
  • Dig and Store Dahlia Tubers
  • Put Carnivores to Bed
  • Frost Watch
  • Plant Asparagus

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