Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Annual Spring Sale
Colorful plants for spring and summer is the theme of this year's annual spring plant sale at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes Peninsula, on Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (310) 544-1948; or go to: http://www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Jugs Make Hotcaps and Irrigation Funnels
Plastic gallon jugs with their bottoms cut out and caps removed can be used at least two times each year. When starting seeds or setting out plants, use the jugs as hot caps on cool nights. When the plants have outgrown the jugs or nighttime temperatures stay above 50 degrees, invert the jugs and bury their necks into the soil for use as funnels for water and liquid fertilizer.

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