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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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  • Photo Contest Submissions and Voting are Heating Up!

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    (Remember to add to our timeline. Enter the 40th Anniversary Photo Contest for a chance to win prizes and receive recognition among the UC Master Gardener community.) Time to pull out your scrapbooks or cameras! The 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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  • If You Were a Bug, What Would You Be?

    Added July 22, 2019
    The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion is home to multiple displays borrowed from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    "If you were a bug, what would you be?" That sign greets visitors to the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. It's a good conservation starter. The Insect Pavilion showcases insect specimens and insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the...

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