Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden

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It's in the Bag!

One technique to assure sturdy tomato plants from seeds started indoors uses quart-size, plastic, food storage bags. Folding the bags into square boxes allows several bags to fit together in a square drip tray. Also, each plant's root system is...
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Resources

Web Finds

PlantRight's 2014 Invasive Garden Plant List Sustainable Conservation's PlantRight campaign has published a new list of invasive garden plants...

Tool or Gardening Product

Garden Carryall Use a shallow, compartmented plastic basket with a handle as a garden carryall for seed packets,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Consider Each Vegetable's Sun Requirements
  • Feed Onions
  • Pluck Strawberry Blooms
  • Tend Roses
  • Fertilize Lawns and Sharpen Mower Blades

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