Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

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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Wintertime Seed Sowing

Most outside gardening activity this month is limited to pruning and spreading soil amendments. Too much digging is not a good idea, especially if your soil is on the clayey side, since the soil still retains a good deal of water. Disturbing it too much...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Seeing is the Seed Discover your inner writer and the inspiration that plants and the landscape provides. Seeing is...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make Pea Stakes from Holiday Trees Cut branches from your holiday trees to use as trellis stakes for your pea plants, or to cover...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Seedlings from Frost
  • Transplant Veggies
  • Care for Flowers
  • Prevent Soil Compaction
  • Avoid Pruning Frost-Damaged Plants

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