Southwestern Deserts

January, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

'Cinderella's Carriage' Pumpkin

National News

While you may not want to be gardening in your glass slippers, you can still grow 'Cinderella's Carriage'. It may not get you to the ball to meet your prince, but you will be rewarded with a fairy...

'Chef's Choice Orange' Tomato

Many gardeners value heirloom tomato varieties for their delicious flavor, even though they may lack the desirable characteristics of more modern hybrids such as disease resistance. Now you can...

Gardening on the Moon

You may have heard of gardening by the moon, but how about gardening on the moon? In an effort to explore the possibilities for living on the moon for extended periods of time, NASA is planning...

Still Growing after Hurricane Sandy on Coney Island

The Coney Island Garden Program, now fully recovered after Hurricane Sandy, is a growing success. After the garden was destroyed by the 2012 superstorm, program director Ramy Fakhr and a dedicated...

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In the Garden

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Fruit Trees for the Low Desert

When contemplating fruit trees to add to low-desert landscapes, citrus leaps to mind, but many other fruit trees produce here, including apple, apricot, peach, plum, fig, and pomegranate. For optimal fruit production, apple, apricot, peach, and plum...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Running of the Gourds Gourd Festival If you're interested in growing gourds, using them for crafts or art projects, or just want a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Create Your Own Seed Exchange With so many intriguing heirloom and hybrid seed varieties available, it can be a challenge to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Tomato and Pepper Plants
  • Prune Modern Roses
  • Watch for Aphids
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Plant Cool-Season Veggies

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