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Pleasanton Weekly

- March 30, 2012

Tomato planting time

Plan now, plant soon for homegrown tomatoes

Growing your own tomatoes can save money but, even better, your own garden can supply you with tasty produce. As the warm weather begins -- and hopefully that will be soon -- be ready to plant your seedings.

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--Pleasanton Weekly staff

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Growing your own tomatoes is a most rewarding experience. BUT the second thing you must do if you live in Pleasanton is start trapping and baiting rats. Rats will destroy your crop at the first sign of ripening.

Pleasanton is known to pest control folks as "rat capital of Alameda County".


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Posted by Cornell
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Not only tomatoes attract rats. My next door neighbor never cuts his back lawn, and the rats hold conventions there at dusk and dawn. I went downstairs for a glass of water a couple of nights ago, and there were three rats sitting on the cutting board right next to my kitchen sink. Sitting there as big as you please. I offered them a cigarette but they scurried away without reply.