UC Master Gardener Program of Monterey Bay
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UC Master Gardener Program of Monterey Bay

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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!  UC Master Gardeners of Monterey Bay are here to help.

Follow the menus to helpful information about gardening in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties.  If you don’t find an answer to your specific question, then contact our Hotline to get a personalized response.   And check out the great events we have coming up. Ahora también tenemos recursos en español.

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Fall Fest & Plant Sale
Date: October 17, 2015

At the UC Master Gardener of Monterey Bay Demonstration Garden in Watsonville.

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Watering Conservation Tips

1. Check Soil Moisture First. If soil is dry 1-2 inches below surface it's time to water.

2. Water Deeply. Encourage deep roots that require less frequent watering.

3. Get Up Early. Calm, cool morning air results in less evaporation loss.

4. Trash the Sprinkler. Area sprinklers are vicious water wasters and encourage disease.

5. Buy the Right Equipment. Use a squeeze handle watering wand with variable spray options.

6. Go Old-School. Watering cans effectively target individual plants.

7. Turn Off the Faucet. Use recycled water from sinks and showers for some of your watering.

Excerpted from Bill Strubbe
Urban Farm Online, June, 2015

The Plant Doctor

A Serious Threat for Citrus: Asian Citrus Psyllid & Huanglongbing Disease

A Serious Threat for Citrus: Asian Citrus Psyllid & Huanglongbing Disease

The insect that transmits the destructive pathogen that causes Huanglongbing disease (HLB) is now on the doorsteps of the Monterey Bay Area, if not already here.

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