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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  • Seed Saving in the Summer Garden

    Added July 5, 2017
    Separating fava beans from their seedpods. Photo © Melody Overstreet.

    A Daily Practice I make it a daily practice to walk the garden and check-in on the plants. With each hot day that passes, I find that there is always something new that surfaces. The birds come to land on the branches of the fig tree, while others land...

  • Plant Profiles: Sungold Tomato

    Added June 26, 2017
    Sungold tomatoes. Image from BonniePlants.com.

    Have you eaten Sungold tomatoes? They are a cherry tomato with golden yellow 1” fruits that taste like summer bliss. Although it's a little late in the season, if you can find a Sungold tomato start, please buy one, plant it, and be prepared...


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  • Bee There! Registration for International Pollnation Conference at UC Davis Now Open

    Added February 1, 2019
    A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera, share a purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    It's official. Registration for the seventh annual International Pollinator Conference, billed Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20 in the UC Davis Conference Center, is now underway. You can register online on the UC Davis Honey and...

  • In Praise of a Honey Bee Geneticist

    Added January 31, 2019
    From left are distinguished emerita professor M.R.C. Greenwood, chair of the UC Davis Emeriti Association Awards and Recognition Committee; distinguished emeritus professor Robert E. Page Jr., and UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Accolades flowed when honey bee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., received the 2019 UC Davis Distinguished Emeritus Professor Award at the annual Academic Retiree and Emeriti Award Luncheon, held Jan. 28 in the UC Davis Conference Center. The award,...

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