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Spring 2022

Editorial Notes


Hello Gardeners,

Spring 2022 - Volume 3, Issue 2

"A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins"? Laurie Colwin

Spring is here and we are proud to announce the 11th Great Tomato Plant Sale, our biggest and most popular
annual fundraiser! In this issue you can read all you need to know about this sale together with plenty of advice on how to grow tomatoes in the ground or in containers and the 10 Tomato Picks of 2022.

Unfortunately our winter rains were inadequate so we have to mind our water usage by following a few strategies that will reduce our water needs. You can also consider the use of Ollas, an ancient irrigation method.

Healthy soils keep our plants healthy. And earthworms are a gardener's best friend, as these "little farmers" are hard at work to keep our soils fertile.

Congratulations and welcome to our new UC Master Gardener Volunteers of Contra Costa County who just graduated our training program. Our outreach programs are in full swing for both in- person and online science-based educational programs, support and advice to create a more healthy and sustainable environment.

Happy Reading!
— Hedwig Van Den Broeck, Editor for News to Grow By
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