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National News - From NGA Editors
Late Blight Tolerant Cherry Tomato
Late blight has been a scourge for many tomato growers in eastern parts of the country in the last couple of years. This disease, caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytopthora infestans can...
Potting Soil Safety
Most of the bacteria you might encounter in potting soil and compost is of the beneficial variety, part of a community of microorganisms that helps to make nutrients available to plants and...
The Year of the Zinnia
The National Garden Bureau has declared 2011 to be the Year of the Zinnia. These easy to grow annuals not only provide season-long color, but are available in such a wide range of colors, heights...
We've all probably heard of grafting fruit trees and roses, but tomatoes? Grafted tomatoes are becoming popular because they allow fruiting varieties that may not exhibit good disease resistance...
In the Garden
Our family is loving all the lettuce and broccoli -- and even a cauliflower or two -- that are producing in the garden from fall plantings. I do love this payoff and feel economically smug as we eat huge nightly salads that would cost a couple of...
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Shows & Events
Sustainable Landscaping On Saturday, March 26, from 9:30am to 1pm, Los Angeles County Master Gardener Elizabeth Sala will...
Clever Gardening Technique
Trash Collectors Place a few buckets or five gallon nursery containers throughout the garden as handy waste...
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- Plant Lots of Lettuce!
- Start Herbs with Seeds or Purchased Plants
- Use Herbs as Landscape Plants
- Prune Roses First by Hand!
- Mow Lawns Properly