Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden


Tomato Problems #2: The Fruit

The August 11 column dealt with common tomato growing problems. Now we consider problems with the fruit. Symptom: Light-colored cloudy spots with pithy or corky areas just below the skin. Problem: Stink bug punctures. Solution: Remove by hand...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Tomato Cages - the BIG ones! In case you're still not using them, tomato cages -- the BIG ones -- are critical in promoting...

Clever Gardening Technique

Foil Mildew Simple household baking soda will get rid of mildew in your home and garden. Dissolve about...
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Regional Reminders

  • Alternate Heavy and Light Feeders
  • Keep Picking!
  • Root Herb Cuttings
  • Root Shrub Cuttings
  • Drying Flowers

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