Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

8th Annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting
Saturday, August 8, 9:00am, at Roger's Gardens, Steve Goto will offer samples of nearly 100 varieties of homegrown heirloom tomatoes for you to taste and compare. Steve and Roger's Gardens use your taste results to choose next year's tomato selection. Steve will also prepare his famous salsa for all to enjoy. In addition, he'll discuss any tomato topic -- soil, nutrition, water, pests, and best varieties for home gardeners. 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Corona del Mar 92625, 800-647-2356, www.rogersgardens.com

Clever Gardening Technique

Pliers as Weeders
Use pliers to pull tree seedlings without having them break off at ground level and grow back stronger than ever. Grasp the stem at the soil line, carefully wind the stem around the pliers, and pull straight upward. The whole root system will come out, even in dry soil. Soaking the area the day or two beforehand will ease the task.

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