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50 Shades of Graywater

I have done a little research on graywater and like the movie; there are many shades of gray we are not familiar with. I...

Master Gardener’s Corner Peach Leaf Curl

In the spring did your peach or nectarine trees look like someone threw hot oil on it and the leaves blistered? You have peach...

Gardening Corner: Mosquitoes

At last count, 53 species of mosquitoes exist in California (compare that to about 3,500 worldwide). In addition to the itchy bites, they are...

Master Gardeners: Safe Handling of Fruits and Vegetables

Memorial day weekend is coming soon. Here are some safety tips for fresh produce. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthy, but care...

Gardening Corner: What is IPM?

Integrated pest management (IPM) involves the use of environmentally sound yet effective practices to keep pests from invading or damaging your home, garden, or...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Fruit Tree Pruning

Fruit trees provide us with a bounty of fresh food and need only a little care. Four things are needed to keep your fruit...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Mushrooms in lawns

Wet soil and warm temperatures lead to mushrooms in your garden. Mushrooms, sometimes called toadstools, are the visible reproductive structures of some types of fungi....

Gardening Corner: Heirloom tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated varieties which were either introduced commercially before 1940, or grown from seeds that have been passed down at least 50...

Gardener’s Corner: Does your lawn need water?

Adjust your sprinklers (or turn them off) for the changing weather. Let the rain do the work! Don’t pay for what you don’t need. Recently,...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Gardening for Winter Vegetables and flowers

If you’ve been wanting to start a garden but feel a little overwhelmed by the task, why not a container garden? You can start...

Master Gardeners Corner: Bagged soils

What is the difference between potting soil, garden soil, and other bagged soils? Please be aware that not all packaged soils are the same....

Gardening corner: Aphids

Almost every plant has one or more aphid species that occasionally feed on it. Although aphids can curl leaves and produce stick honeydew, they...

Gardening corner: The leaves are falling; The leaves are falling!

Gerry Hernandez | Colusa County Master Gardeners Have you noticed the leaves falling from your trees? Why are they doing that? Is this an indication of...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Winter Gardening…What?

Have you ever planted a winter vegetable garden? When do you start a winter garden? Why would I have a winter garden? It’s August why...

Fall is for planting

Gerry Hernandez | Colusa County Master Gardener Many people have asked the UCCE Master Gardeners of Colusa County, “What water-wise plants can I grow in my...

Gardening corner: Grasshoppers

Leafhoppers feed on many different fruit, vegetable, flower, and woody ornamental hosts. Most species of leafhoppers feed on only one or several closely related...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Plan your Summer Garden

It’s time to start planning your summer vegetable garden. Be sure the area where you intend to plant your seedlings gets enough sun. Six to...

Gardening Corner: Hairy Fleabane

Hairy fleabane, a common summer annual or biennial broadleaf weed. Mature plant The mature plant can reach almost 4 feet (1.2 m) tall. It is well...

Be Water Wise with drip irrigation

Drip irrigation can significantly reduce water waste and be used successfully in any part of your landscape not planted with a lawn or groundcover....

Splitting Citrus Fruit Questions

“My 60 - 80 year old orange tree has, for the three years we have lived here, regularly produced abundant crops of many hundreds...

Gardeners Corner: Mistletoe

Mistletoe is supposed to bring mystical powers which bring good luck. It has also been associated with love and friendship. But trees that have...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Preparing for a frost

Before a frost â–  Identify cold spots in the landscape by monitoring with thermometers. â–  Identify plants at risk: citrus, succulents, tender perennials, tropical and subtropical...

Coffee grounds for your garden

Many of us have heard that coffee grounds are good for plants.  People recommend adding used coffee grounds to the garden, either directly or...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s – Snails and Slugs

Snails and slugs rank among our most despised garden pests. These mollusks emerge from hiding at night and chew holes in most plants. Slugs...

MASTER GARDENER’S CORNER: Dog Days of Summer

By Gerry Hernandez It’s the dog days of summer. The days are long and hot. How is your garden doing in the heat? There are...

Gardeners Corner: Inspect your landscape trees for hazards

Our beloved trees have had a hard 2 years. Between the drought and not watering our lawns, the trees have taken a beating. Now...

Falling Leaves = Early Arrival of Fall?

Gerry Hernandez | ghernandez@ucanr.edu The leaves are falling; The leaves are falling! Have you noticed the leaves falling from your trees? Why are they doing that? Is...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Repair Worn or Broken Irrigation Components

Both sprinkler and drip irrigation systems should be checked regularly for broken components for leaks that may otherwise go undetected. Examples are clogged nozzles,...

Master Gardener’s Corner: Food Safety in your Home Vegetable Garden

From garden to kitchen, there are many chances for bacteria, viruses, and parasites to contaminate produce. Water, tools, animals, and manure-contaminated soil may spread...

Garden Corner: Winter Vegetable Gardening

Have you ever planted a winter vegetable garden? When do you start a winter garden? Why would I have a winter garden? It’s September! Why...

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