Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

July, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

7th Annual Tomato Tasting
Almost 100 varieties of homegrown tomatoes will be awaiting your tasting on Saturday, August 9, beginning at 9 a.m., at Roger's Gardens. Steve Goto and Roger's Gardens use the results of these tastings when deciding which plants to sell next year. The nursery is at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., in Corona Del Mar. For info, call (949) 640-5800; or go to: http://www.rogersgardens.com.

Clever Gardening Technique

Lifting Vine Crops
Protect vine crop fruits like melons and squash from snails and slugs by lifting the fruits or vegetables onto cans, berry baskets, or boards. Metal cans speed ripening and sweetening of melons by concentrating the sun's warmth and transferring it to the melons.

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