Western Mountains and High Plains

July, 2014
Regional Report

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Recognizing Tomato Problems
Recognizing Tomato Problems from Colorado State University Extension is a helpful guide to insect, disease, and physiological problems that can affect the most popular home garden vegetable in our region. Color photos and a handy symptom key based on the part of plant affected make this publication especially useful.

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Plant Shield for Weed Control
Use a plant shield to protect plants from drift when you spot-spray weeds. Cut the bottom off an empty, plastic, gallon milk jug. Place the gallon jug over the offending weed and spray the weed with weed killer from the top opening. This will confine the spray to the weed and prevent weed killer from getting on desirable plants.

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