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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  • Two Methods to Winterize Your Garden

    Added September 30, 2018
    Mustard, a common cover crop.

    Thanks to our mild winter weather, home gardeners on the central coast can grow vegetables year-round – lading their holiday tables with homegrown kale, carrots, snow peas and broccoli. But just because you can grow vegetables year-round doesn't...

  • A Bird in the Hand?

    Added January 14, 2018
    Handsome rooster. Photo: © Leora Worthington.

    So it turns out there is a lot more than the desire for fresh eggs to consider when deciding to become a chicken owner. Our very own Master Gardener Candice McLaren will be giving a FREE class on chickens entitled “Chix in the City, Hens in the...


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What's New From The UC Blogs

  • 'Adventure Awaited' at Virtual Reality Demonstration

    Added April 17, 2019
    UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of  what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    "Adventure Awaits!" the theme proclaimed. And that it did Saturday at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day--especially at the second annual "Virtual Reality Bugs" display at Briggs Hall, the administrative home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology...

  • Easter Egg Hunt 2019

    Added April 17, 2019

    It's time for our second annual Easter Egg hunt! Can you guess which pests laid the eggs pictured below? These pests may already be hiding in your backyard or garden. Leave a comment with your guesses. Answers will be posted at the end of the...

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