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Added March 21, 2016
Spring is finally upon us and the weather has been absolutely gorgeous. All this sunshine & spring showers have me thinking about my vegetable garden. I already have some seeds in the ground, but I want to keep planting more. The other day...
Added March 13, 2016
Howdy Readers, This post is actually an invitation. It's an invitation from the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey Bay to you, the Monterey Bay public, especially the gardening public, the thinking-of-gardening public, and the...
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Added April 29, 2016
This "B" gets an "A" for good grooming. We recently watched a honey bee land on the edge of a planter. "Hmm," we thought. "Why is she landing there? She should be foraging on the flowers in the pollinator garden." We soon found out. After positioning...
Added April 29, 2016
[From the March 2016 issue of UC IPM's Retail Nursery & Garden Center IPM News] Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) continues to spread and to be an ever-present concern in California. Because of this, we have updated information from the April 2015 issue of...
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Plan for Spring. Winter is a great time to evaluate what grew well and what didn't - and what changes you might want to make.
Protect steep slopes. With El Nino's arrival, consider cover crops, native plants and/or jute netting to prevent erosion.
Add organic matter. Top dress soil with compost or aged manure for dramatically healthier plants in the Spring.
Consider rain water catchment. Creating a sustainable, water neutral irrigation system will help get through dry periods.
Dial back irrigation. Irrigation controllers should changed with the seasons. Better yet, consider a "smart" irrigation controller that automatically adjusts for rain, temperature, soil and plant conditions.