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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

Chicory: The Bitter Root

VERSATILE VARIETAL Chicory is a woody perennial weed with a variety of uses at home and in the garden.

Chicory is commonly used as a coffee substitute Chicory root coffee may inspire thoughts of pastry and jazz, but this rugged roadside weed has a place in...

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Got Vegetables?

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

California Dreamin'

Lush green hillside in Mission Peak Regional Preserve (Spring 2017)

Choose your own ‘native garden' adventure This morning I heard someone at my local coffee shop say that she has lived in San Jose for 10 years and has...

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:58 PM
 
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