Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2003
Regional Report

In the Garden


Preserving Tips

Tomatoes Freeze whole tomatoes for cooking later. After slight thawing, cut out the core, and squeeze from the blossom end. The pulp will emerge easily and can be used in any recipe. Quick, thick tomato sauce can be achieved with little cooking....
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Local Buzz

Local Buzz: Onion and Garlic Maturing If onion and garlic foliage has not yet slumped and dried, stop irrigating and bend the stalks to...


Recipes: First-of-the-Season, Fresh Tomato, Cucumber, Herb Salad Ingredients Veggies 2 cups tomatoes, cut into 1-inch bitesize chunks (if cherry or smaller,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Monitor Compost Pile
  • Spread Mulch
  • Mow High
  • Prune Flowers to Encourage More
  • Protect Melons and Squash

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