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Love ’em or hate ’em, snakes are good for your garden

A Pacific gopher snake (Master Gardener Hank Morales)

Some 45 of my Master Gardener friends and I recently went on a field trip to Berkeley's UC Botanical Garden and Alice Water's Edible Schoolyard. And, yes, we...

Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Grubs in the garden: friends or foes?

A couple handfuls of grubs the author took from raised beds in her garden. (Rebecca Jepsen)

Are grubs friends or foes? That really depends on where they are, how many you have, and your tolerance for creepy-crawlies in your garden. White grubs are...

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 5:56 PM

Garden Myths: Is eating rhubarb leaves deadly?

TOXINS AMONG US Certain plant leaves including rhubarb, cabbage, spinach and beet tops, contain oxalic acid.

Oxalic acid—you've heard the warnings, telling how rhubarb leaves and other plant parts that contain oxalic acid should not be eaten. But that's not...

Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Recognizing and repairing rain damage in the garden

Fallen tree

All that rain was a little too much for some plants For most of the state, and especially the Bay Area, the drought is officially over, for now. While it's...

Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Baby (Kale) it’s cold outside! Bundle Up

Row cover to protect cold sensitive plants and seedlings

Sheltering fragile plants this winter A number of years ago I was on a tour of Highgrove Royal Gardens in England. At this, the private residence of Their...

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:48 PM

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