UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Advice to Grow By ... Ask Us!

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Pumpkin photo: Rosalie Shepherd
UC Master Gardeners are here to help. There are many ways to ask your gardening questions.

Upcoming Events

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Want to learn more about gardening, chat with UC Master Gardeners, or catch our next plant sale? See our Events Calendar for upcoming talks, courses, and more.

Fall Garden Market

Our big Fall Garden Market is taking place at Martial Cottle Park on October 7, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. We'll have winter vegetable seedlings and succulents for sale, and there will be children's activities, a Green Elephant sale, Hotline LIVE!, and more. Join us at this lively harvest festival at San Jose's newest park.

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Quarantines, Pests, Waterwise Tips

Fruit and Vegetable Quarantines

Asian Citrus Psyllid
Asian Citrus Psyllid
There is currently one quarantine in effect in Santa Clara County, on citrus fruits and trees for the Asian Citrus Psyllid. See our Quarantine Information to learn more and view quarantine area map. Help contain the spread of this pest.

Waterwise Tips

Irrigation sprinkler spraying lawn
Here are some useful tips and links for homeowners and gardeners who want to conserve water and manage their garden and landscape in a responsible manner. Learn about waterwise plants and gardening techniques, lawn replacement and rebate programs, gray water usage, and more.

What's New

Minimize fire hazards by removing highly flammable materials and plants (such as Italian cypress, pine, fir, spruce, eucalyptus, junipers, palms, Japanese honeysuckle and some ornamental grasses) from close proximity to your house, and create fire-safe zones with concrete or stone patios, walkways and driveways. Make sure your landscaping is fire-resistant
Although it really isn't possible to have a “fire-proof” landscape, there are many things you can do to help protect your home from the ravages of...

Soil Classes Keys to growing healthy soil
Unless you're using a syringe, you've never really fed or watered your plants. When you irrigate or fertilize your plants, what you are really doing is...

With a few precautions and the right clothing and tools, gardening in midsummer can be just has productive and pleasant as in spring or fall. How to stay safe, healthy when working outdoors in hot weather
As gardeners, we often worry about the health of our plants and soil — but we don't often stop to think of the state of our own health! If, like me, you...

Pests in the Urban Landscape

Master Gardener Handbook

MG Handbook cover
Save 10% on any UC ANR books ordered online, including the excellent California Master Gardener Handbook, by using our promotion code PRCLA43. A portion of online sales that use our promotion code benefits the UC Master Gardener of Santa Clara County program.

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