Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

February, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale
March 19-21, 9am-4pm, is the date of the Fullerton arboretum's annual sale of some 230 varieties of tomatoes and 75 varieties of peppers. All are in 4" pots and grown specifically for this sale. Bring your wheelbarrow! (I renew my membership each year just so I can attend the members-only presale on March 18, 3-7pm.) Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton 92831. For online lists of every variety and its characteristics, go to www.fullertonarboretum.org . For more information, go to the website or call 657-276-3407

Clever Gardening Technique

Small Collector, Big Dumper
Use a lightweight plastic garbage can to haul around the yard when weeding or pruning. As the can fills, empty it into central disposal cans, and continue collecting. If you push the container around in your wheelbarrow, you won't strain yourself struggling with a heavy container, so your energy can go into further gardening.

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