UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties
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UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties

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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.
 

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  • Pest Profiles: Spotted Cucumber Beetle

    Added September 18, 2017
    Western spotted cucumber beetle. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark.

    Last weekend I went out to my back porch to water and deadhead my container garden and came across some damage to my cosmos. The petals of most of the flowers had multiple small holes. I looked more carefully and noticed that the tomato plant next to the...

  • Container Gardens

    Added August 28, 2017
    Container garden photo by Dan Randow. Link to license at end of article.

    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 simply with just a pot or two and expand as you build your confidence. Why a container garden?  You can grow a great...

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  • How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden

    Added September 22, 2017
    A monarch sips nectar from a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's a great topic. Horticulture experts at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden will join forces with the Yolo County Master Gardeners on Sunday, Sept. 24 to present a free workshop on "Pollinator Gardening." The event takes place from 10 a.m. to...

  • Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Control?

    Added September 22, 2017
    Fig 1. Adult and nymph bed bugs. (D.-H. Choe)

    [From the Summer issue of the UC IPM Retail Nursery & Garden Center News] Don't let the bed bugs bite? That's easier said than done, it seems. Bed bugs (Figure 1) continue to be important household pests globally, driving a growing sector of the...

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9/23/2017

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10/8/2017

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