Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

December, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Top Scoring Veggies

National News

All veggies make healthful additions to our diets, providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as delicious taste. But some are nutritional superstars that deliver particularly high amounts...

Jasper Cherry Tomato is a Winner

When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just...

No No to Nano?

Perhaps you've heard of concerns about the potential human health impacts associated with nanoparticles. These tiny manufactured particles, found now in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to...

2012 American Garden Award Winners

The votes are in and the people have spoken! This year's winners of the American Garden Award have been announced by All-America Selections, the fourth year the award has been given. Six new...

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In the Garden


A Gift from Your Garden

The holidays are a time for sharing with friends and family. What better way to give of yourself than to share a little bit of love from your garden? A wreath made of herbs will not only decorate the house, it will also nourish the body. Simply attach a...
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Herbs The Complete Gardener's Guide to Herbs by Patrick Lima (Firefly Publishing, 2001,$24.95) is a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Cleaning Muddy Gloves Cleaning muddy or dirty garden gloves is easy! Simply leave them on your hands and, using soap...
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Regional Reminders

  • Measure Rainfall before Irrigating
  • Store Hoses for Winter
  • Care for Wild Birds
  • Pick up and Remove All Fallen Fruit
  • Plant Winter Color

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