Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lemons for Limes

National News

If your garden produced a bounty of vegetables this summer, you may have had more than you and your family could eat at certain times. What to do with all that extra produce? Many of us share with...

Hot Enough for You?

Lots of gardeners across the country would probably answer with a resounding "Yes!" given the extreme heat in many areas this past summer. And the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Back to Eden

Back to Eden is a new feature documentary that follows one man's revolutionary approach to organic gardening. "It's all about the covering!" is how Paul Gautschi enthusiastically describes his...

Fall Frost Dates

Gardeners are becoming more and more interested in keeping their gardens as productive as possible into the fall and winter months. Whether growing in the open garden or using season extenders...

More News »

In the Garden


Fall Already?

I can't believe it's moving into fall and I'm thinking about overwintering crops and posies. Except for those two short spurts of near-100 degree heat, we never really had a hot summer. Which I found really pleasant to live in, but disappointing that...
Read more »


Favorite or New Plant

Fall Color in Southern California This is the perfect time of year to plant a tree to beautify your yard -- the roots will get well...

Clever Gardening Technique

Sunflower Stalk Trellises Save the stalks of tall sunflowers, stripped of their branches and leaves, to use next year as...
Read more »

Regional Reminders

  • Sow or Transplant Lots!
  • Utilize Self-Sowers
  • Signal Veggies to Finish Ripening
  • Plant the Last Fruit and Shade Trees
  • Plant California Wildflowers

Read more »

Syndicate this Report

Our Mission in Action

Shop Our Holiday Catalog