Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

January, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Help You Stay Healthy

National News

We all know that a ripe tomato, picked fresh from the garden, is one of the tastiest treats around. But a new study bolsters the evidence that including tomatoes in your diet provides excellent...

Don't Eat Dropped Apples

If you grow apples in your home garden, you may be tempted to collect dropped apples to use for making applesauce, cider, or apple butter. But according to a news release from the University of...

But Do Eat Sound Apples!

An apple a day may indeed keep the doctor away! In an apple industry-funded study done recently at Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and published online in...

Reducing Food Waste

Last time you cleaned out the refrigerator, did a lot of stuff originally intended for your plate end up in the trash? If so, you're not alone. According to a study released in August 2012 by the...

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In the Garden


The Miracle of Creating New Life

Planting from seed offers a wealth of variety. Just look in any seed catalog and then compare their selection with that of your local garden store. Starting your own seeds lets you grow whatever strikes your fancy, not just what's offered locally as...
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Web Finds

The Vegetable Garden Vegetable Garden Info is a useful website that provides information on planting and growing...

Clever Gardening Technique

Propagate Echeveria To achieve the ultimate success when propagating any variety of echeveria, use the flower stalk...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Bare Root Stock
  • Prune Deciduous Plants
  • Prune Roses
  • Spray for Overwintering Pests
  • Cover Tender Plants

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