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Garden tips for August

Check out the root system for basic plant health

by Jack McKinnon

Pull out a plant once in a while. All good gardeners do, and here is why: Half of a plant is out of sight. It is under the ground. The best way to know what is going on with the half of a plant you cannot see is to pull it out and look at it.

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Garden coach Jack McKinnon can be reached at 650-879-3261 or 650-455-0687 (cell), by e-mail at Visit his website at


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