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Preserves from a UC Master Gardeners summer harvest

Top five methods to preserve your harvest After all the work home gardeners have done preparing garden beds, pulling weeds and irrigating, summer is normally...

Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Laundry-to-landscape greywater system saves water and money

One type of greywater system recycles water from your washer for landscape use. (Courtesy Pasadena Water and Power)

Our water bills are on the rise! And, although we had a very wet winter last year, predictions are for more dry years to come. As you may know, most of our...

Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 12:49 PM
Focus Area Tags: Yard & Garden

January’s garden to-do list

When planting bare-root raspberries, soak the roots in a bucket of water for two hours; dig the hole the same depth and width as the roots when fanned out; cut back the canes of the plant to 6 inches tall.

  If you want to stay ahead of the game in the garden, now is a good time to do some, or all, of the things on today's list. Fruit-tree...

Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 12:48 PM

If your plants suffered in recent fire, here’s how to move forward

Potatoes sprouting after fire (Photo courtesy of Steve Test)

The recent Wine Country fires were devastating, to say the least!  Unfortunately, lives and thousands of homes were lost, not to mention pets, livestock,...

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Give your cool weather crops a boost with ‘banding’

Broadcast vs. banded fertilization

Odds are high that you reuse the same garden beds and containers season after season. Over time, the nutrients in those areas get used up. You can replenish...

Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:50 PM

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