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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...

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...

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: How to manage water in your California Landscape

Submitted by: Gerry Hernandez   |   glhernandez@ucanr.edu Did you know that you can save water in your landscape and actually improve its appearance? Most of...

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...

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....

Pride of Madeira – echium candicans

Outside my patio door I check to see if the blooms have exploded yet – they are most majestic things appearing at the top...

Lovely Edible Nasturtiums

If you are looking for an edible plant for your garden that will spread and have an ocean of brightly-colored blossoms, nasturtiums are your...

Celebrating Great Garden Literature

Submitted by Peggy Townzen The American Horticulture Society honors outstanding garden-related books published in North America through its annual Book Award Program. A distinguished committee...

Master Gardener’s: Powdery Mildew

White powdery growth on leaves and shoots can be a sign of powdery mildew disease. This disease affects many plants. In some situations, fungicide...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s: Gophers

Gophers are small burrowing rodents that feed on roots of many plants all while damaging irrigation lines and sprinkler systems. A single gopher can...

Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease

The Asian citrus psyllid and the deadly Huanglongbing disease (HLB) that it spreads threaten citrus trees in backyards and on farms. The disease has...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s: Grow your own Potatoes

As a home gardener you may want to grow potatoes in a bucket or grow bag instead of the ground. The reason is 1)...

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...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s: Pollinators – Bees

Nearly all ecosystems on earth depend on pollination of flowering plants for their existence and survival. When most people look at a flower, they...

Master Gardener Column – Weeds in your Landscape

Weeds in your Landscape It’s that time of the year. It’s been rainy and warm so the weeds are sprouting! I don’t know about you...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s: Tree Selection

It’s that time of the year, tree planting time. Fall/winter is the best time to plant because the roots have more time to develop...

Colusa County Master Gardener’s Corner: Your trees and an arborist

Lately, the UC Master Gardeners of Colusa County have received calls about trees and hiring an arborist. Tree trimming companies may or may not...

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...

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