Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2005
Regional Report

Tool or Gardening Product

If you like container gardening, the Wedgie is a must-have tool. The Wedgie is made of sturdy yellow plastic with a fine, fat knob that fits in the palm of your hand. The wedge-shaped tool is perfect for planting in crowded containers or window boxes, pushing aside the soil without disturbing the roots to add "just one more" plant.
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Clever Gardening Technique

Hide Hoses From the Sun
Here is a secret for saving money and time: Cover permanent soaker hoses and drip irrigation lines with a thick layer of mulch to prevent sun damage. Black plastic deteriorates quickly in the sun.


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