Southern 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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Greening the Indoors

We're fortunate to be able to rely on our outdoor gardens year-round. But, ever since I purchased my first indoor plant some (good grief!) fifty years ago, following the gift of an African violet, I've been hooked in "streaming" my plant life indoors...
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Resources

Shows & Events

History of Palos Verdes and the South Coast Botanic Garden On Saturday, February 23, from 2-3;30 pm, Peter Olpe will discuss the history, people, and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Moisturize While You Garden Give your hands a moisturizing treatment as you garden by lavishly spreading them with hand...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant What You Can Manage
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Apply Last Dormant Spray to Fruit Trees
  • Plant Bulbs For Spring and Early Summer
  • Feed Plants

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