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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.
 

UC Master Gardener Program Statewide Blog

  • 2018 Annual Report: Celebrating Our Impact

    2018 Annual Report

    Join me in celebrating the very first annual report for the UC Master Gardener Program! The annual report shares remarkable work and positive impacts made by UC Master Gardener volunteers over the past year. In 2018, UC Master Gardener...

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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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  • Brown Recluse Spiders? Not in California!

    Added May 18, 2019
    Adult brown recluse spider, <i>Loxosceles reclusa</i>. (Credit: R Vetter)

    If you were to ask an audience of more than a few people if they or anyone they know has ever seen or been bitten by a brown recluse spider in California, many hands would be raised. This is quite remarkable because the brown recluse spider has NEVER...

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