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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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  • Pest Profiles: Spotted Cucumber Beetle

    Added September 18, 2017
    Western spotted cucumber beetle. Photo by Jack Kelly Clark.

    Last weekend I went out to my back porch to water and deadhead my container garden and came across some damage to my cosmos. The petals of most of the flowers had multiple small holes. I looked more carefully and noticed that the tomato plant next to the...

  • Container Gardens

    Added August 28, 2017
    Container garden photo by Dan Randow. Link to license at end of article.

    If you've been wanting to start a garden but feel a little overwhelmed by the task, why not a container garden? You can start simply with just a pot or two and expand as you build your confidence. Why a container garden?  You can grow a great...

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  • The Day That The Beetles Invaded the Bohart

    Added September 18, 2017
    USDA Forest Research entomologist Steve Seybold (foreground) and UC Davis graduate student Corwin Parker peel bark to reveal larvae of bark beetles and wood borers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

    Just call it "The Day that the Beetles Invaded the Bohart." That would be the recent open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, on "Bark Beetles and Forest Health," coordinated by USDA Forest Service research...

  • What to do when Ants Invade

    Added September 18, 2017
    Odorous house ant. (Dong-Hwan Choe)

    If you've ever had ants come indoors, you know what a nuisance they can be when they crawl across kitchen countertops, invade your pet's food bowl, and get into garbage cans. So, what should you do? Outsmart the ants. Ants are usually looking for food,...

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