Southern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2010
Regional Report

Web Finds

UC PestNotes Series, Including Purslane
The University of California's Integrated Pest Management website provides a series of PestNotes. The main series is available at Pest Notes . The one on purslane is at Purslane.

Clever Gardening Technique

Plastic Gallon Jugs Become Mini-Greenhouses
Cut off the bottoms of plastic gallon jugs, use the tops as mini-greenhouses, and use the bottoms as saucers for pots or shallow starting trays. Cut a slit in the bottom from one side to the center, and cut an inch-wide hole at the center for a perfect cutworm guard for tomato plants next spring.

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