Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Espoma Environmental Stewardship Award

National News

Environmental stewardship begins at home. One way to do this is to incorporate sustainable, ecologically sound practices into the gardening and landscaping you do. Creating and maintaining an...

Harvest a Harvest Moon

You won't have to wait for a harvest moon in the sky to pluck one from your garden -- a 'Harvest Moon' watermelon, that is! A 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Vegetable Award Winner, this is the...

Linking Neighborhoods and Childhood Obesity

We've probably all heard the real estate maxim, ″Location, location, location!″ Well, it turns out to be true for more than just housing values. It also plays a role in the problem of...

Producing Perfect Pepper Transplants

Peppers, whether hot or sweet, are not the easiest crop to grow in many parts of the country. They sulk in cold, yet if it gets too hot, with temperatures above 90 degrees F, they may not set...

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In the Garden

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Tips for Successful Indoor Gardening

Adorning your home or office with green living things is rewarding. I have a few tips to share that will make your indoor gardening endeavors successful and enjoyable. Keep Humidity High Most indoor plants are tropical, meaning they require ample...
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Resources

Shows & Events

San Francisco Botanical Garden Magnolia Festival One of the world's greatest magnolia collections ushers in the New Year with a dazzling display...

Clever Gardening Technique

The Secret of the Shine Glossy leaves can be achieved by cleaning indoor plants with a solution of non-fat milk. Mix...
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Regional Reminders

  • Direct New Growth on Roses
  • Water Houseplants Carefully
  • Control Moss With Vinegar
  • Tip-Prune Indoor Plants
  • Repot Indoor Plants

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