How Can We Help You?
Looking for gardening advice? Have a pest problem? Wondering which plants are drought resistant? You’ve come to the right place! Follow the menus to helpful information about gardening in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties. Ahora también tenemos recursos en español.
Our Local Blog
Added August 14, 2017
Do you have summer squash and tomatoes piling up on your kitchen counter and spilling out of your garden beds? Have you tried fried zucchini, roasted zucchini, stuffed zucchini and more? Here's a simple recipe that just happens to be vegetarian,...
Added July 31, 2017
Last week's planting guide was more appropriate for the southwest than our Central California climate. So here, for your reading pleasure, is a planting guide for August for Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. This information comes from a UC Agriculture...
Get local, seasonal garden tips from
UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
What's New From The UC Blogs
Added August 21, 2017
The sky darkens. The temperature drops several degrees. A breeze rustles the leaves of the African blue basil. Dogs bark. And off in the distance, a hawk shrills. A partial solar eclipse is about to happen in Vacaville, Calif. I am watching the...
Added August 18, 2017
Saturday, Aug. 19 promises to be a honey of a day--in more ways than one! And it gets better! It's National Honey Bee Day or National Honey Bee Awareness Day, launched in 2009 by newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsak during his...