Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Safe Food Preservation

National News

Are you still putting up pickles the way your Aunt Agatha always did? Do you can your beans and tomatoes the way your mother showed you years ago? Although these passed-down recipes and techniques...

Cast Your Vote

Would you like to help pick this year's American Garden Award (AGA) winner and learn about some exciting new plants at the same time? The AGA, administered by the All-America...

Garden to Plate Safety

Handling fruits and vegetables safely doesn't just apply to preservation methods. It starts right when we harvest our fresh produce. Keeping food safe from garden to plate is especially important...

Love Em and Leave Em

It won't be too much longer before leaves begin to change color and fall in many parts of the country. Unfortunately, all that organic matter falling to earth is too often raked up and discarded,...

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In the Garden


Summer Cleanup Jobs Rule

My years of gardening all day long in the hot sun are long behind me. Initially, my allergies that developed after seven years in Davis and the blistering daytime heat kept me out of the garden except for early morning and late evening. When we moved...
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Shows & Events

Huntington Ranch Open House On Saturday, August 25, from 10:30am-1pm, enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of The Huntington's...

Clever Gardening Technique

Turning A Box Into A Garden Colander Replace the bottom of a wooden box with half-inch hardware cloth or chicken wire for use as a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Feed Bearing Veggies
  • Care for Ripening Melons
  • Harvest Early In The Day
  • Make a Last Mum Pinching
  • Water and Feed Lawns In The Early Morning

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