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The Winter Yolo Gardener is available now!
Gardening with Limited Water
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought. Either select the link from the top navigation above or click here for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden.
Norton Hall Demo Garden
Yolo County Master Gardeners were busy this autumn replacing the garden beds outside of the Yolo County Agricultural Extension Office at 70 Cottonwood Drive in Woodland also known as Norton Hall.
Download PowerPoint presentation of Plant list
January in the Garden
Order seeds for warm weather flowers.
Plan your spring garden. Rotate crop location from last year.
Feed camellias, azaleas, acid-loving plants at the end of bloom; feed 3 times during year: early spring, mid-summer, and early fall.
Check winter vegetables for aphids. A strong blast of water will remove them.
Apply dormant oil spray to control insect eggs on roses and other deciduous plants.
Use needles from pine trees as mulch for acid-loving plants.
Keep ground clean beneath camellias by picking up dead blossoms and leaves.
Clean up all yard debris to reduce disease transmission
Begin pruning fruit trees; remove and discard fruit mummies, all old leaves and debris.
Prune roses, shade trees and other deciduous plants.
Divide crowded perennials for additional summer blooms.
Plant citrus trees in warm part of garden; protect them from the wind
Bulbs & Flowers
- Plant pansies, calendula, corms for gladiolus, candytuft, cineraria, dianthus, snapdragon, and viola
Vegetables & Herbs
- Start seeds in green house or cold frame for onions, cabbage, peas, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, some lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, chard, and beets.
- Transplant seedlings or purchased plants of cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, some lettuces, shallots and garlic.
- Harvest Brussels sprouts, cabbage, parsnips, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, rutabaga, andturnips
- Plant bare root grapes, strawberries, asparagus, and berries.
Trees & Shrubs
- Plant bare root roses, citrus trees, shade trees, and living Christmas trees.
- Shop for azaleas and camellias while they are in bloom, and plant them.
|Take Care of Your Fruit Trees This Winter: Pruning and Dormant Care||1/20/2018|
|Rose Pruning Workshop||1/20/2018|
|Selecting and Planting Bare Root Trees and Vines||1/21/2018|
|Spring is Coming! Selecting and Starting Seeds||1/21/2018|
|Year-Round Kitchen Garden Bare Root Fruit Trees- winter Vegetables- Spring Seeds||1/28/2018|
Is freeze in the forecast?
Yes! Read about how to protect sensitive plants from the low temperatures that are forecast this week. Follow this link
New 2016 Edition "Gardener's Companion" Garden Journal on sale now! $18
Journal includes :
- Monthly Planting Guides
- Monthly Garden Checklist
- Vegetable Planting Guide
- Drought Tolerant Plants
- Guides to Growing
and much more for the Yolo County Gardener.
All sale proceeds support The UC Master Gardener's of Yolo County.