Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Perils of Prenatal Pesticide Exposure

National News

More and more evidence is accumulating on the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical hazards, especially on the health and development of our children. Three recently...

Don't Reach Back

Are you one of those shoppers who reach into the back recesses of the produce display hoping to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration date? Well, it turns out that grabbing...

Blueberries against Breast Cancer?

Can the fruits you eat while pregnant have a beneficial effect on your children years into their lives? That's the question that Rosalia Simmen and co-investigators at the Arkansas Children's...

Suburban Lead

Common wisdom had it that gardeners growing plants in urban areas are the ones who need to be worrying about high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their soils. But some recent research by...

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In the Garden


Summer Success For Edibles

For greater success in the edible garden during the hot weather to come, employ these three techniques: grow up into the air, water more effectively, and enable the soil to better support plant growth. Use Trellises Trellises provide support for...
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Shows & Events

Antioxidants From Your Garden Thursday, June 9, 2:30 pm. Nurseryman and backyard orchard expert Tom Spellman will discuss the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Gallon Jugs as Irrigation Funnels Plastic gallon jugs with their bottoms cut out and caps removed can be buried into the soil neck...
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Regional Reminders

  • Maturing Garlic, Onion, Shallot Foliage
  • Pick and Destroy Peach-Leaf Curl Leaves
  • Trim Spent Rose Blooms
  • Change Lawn Watering Frequency
  • Attract Bees and Butterflies

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