Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

More Good Reasons to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

National News

For years we've been told that, in terms of weight loss, it's not what you eat but how much that matters. If you eat fewer calories, you'll lose weight, regardless of where those calories come...

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Farmer

This surprising bit of advice comes from Wall Street investment whiz Jim Rogers. It seems that while the rest of the economy continues to limp along, the farm sector is in something of a boom....

Grow a Weed-free Garden

Weeds are the bane of just about every gardener. While insect and disease problems may wax and wane with pest populations cycles and the weather, just about everyone who gardens counts weeding...

Landscape Mulches and Fire Safety

The battles against big wildfires in the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer highlight the importance for homeowners in fire-prone areas to consider the combustibility of mulch...

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In the Garden


Tomato Problems #1: General Growing Issues

Tomatoes are the reason that many folks garden. Their luscious ripeness, especially when greedily gulped just-picked, warm and juicy, is the beginning of an enveloping change in lifestyle. Playing with your food by growing your own starts here! But...
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Shows & Events

Huntington Ranch Open House Tour Saturday, August 27, from 10:30am- to1pm, take a behind-the-scenes tour of The Huntington's new...

Web Finds

University of California Integrated Pest Management Online University of California Integrated Pest Management Online is an informative website covering...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Sowing for Overwinter Eating
  • Sow Last Summer-Growers
  • Feed Summer Producers
  • Prune Perennials
  • Control Spider Mites

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