Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden

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Start Preserving the Overload

Now that the garden's production is starting to come in fast and heavy, here are some ways of guaranteeing your enjoyment both now (you don't have to eat it all immediately) and later (you'll save some so you can enjoy your garden's bounty all winter...
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Resources

Web Finds

UCCE Master Food Preservers Our UC Cooperative Extension Los Angeles County office just trained 18 new Master Food...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pantyhose Become Grape Protectors Slip 8-inch sections of old pantyhose over grape clusters, tying the top and bottom with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Ready to Harvest Onions and Garlic
  • Watch for Smut in Last Corn Planting
  • Ripen Melons On Metal Pie Pans
  • Fill Garden Gaps withe Blooms
  • Turn Trimmings into Rootings

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