Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

February, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Rare Green Tea Tasting and Discussion
Enjoy tasting two rare and famous green teas during Asian butterfly month at the Tucson Botanical Gardens "Butterfly Magic" Exhibit. Seven Cups Tea House will host the tasting with a certified tea master and tea scholar explaining Chinese organic farming, the history of green tea and how it relates to the silkworm and silk industry. Tea tasting will be Saturday, February 20th from 10 am to 3 pm. Free with paid admission to the garden: $7 for adults; $3 for children 4-12; free for children 3 and under. www.tucsonbotanical.org.

Clever Gardening Technique

Harvest Outer Leaves Only
Remove only the outer leaves when harvesting leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach and tatsoi. Allow center leaves to continue growing. You can continue harvesting this way until warm temperatures cause the plant to bolt and go to seed.

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