Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

May, 2005
Regional Report

Clever Gardening Technique

Pollinate Tomatoes
If tomato plants aren't setting fruit due to a lack of pollinators (or very high temperatures), gently tap the flowers in the early morning hours to help transfer the pollen.

Shows & Events

New Mexico Master Gardener Conference
The theme of the New Mexico Master Gardener Conference is "8 Seasons, 8 Zones," and it covers the diverse areas Southwesterners garden in -- from the high Chihuahuan desert to alpine meadows and everything that lies in between. The conference will be held in Otero County/Alamogordo, New Mexico, June 9-11. For details and registration, visit:


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