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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
June in the Garden
Check drip irrigation system. Repair as needed.
Deeply water squash, tomatoes, melons, and cucumbers.
Water early in the day to minimize diseases and conserve water.
Water shrubs and trees slowly and deeply atthe drip line. Trees less than1-2 years will need watering at7-10 day intervals.
Keep Compost Pile as damp as a wrung out sponge.
Re-mulch trees; keep 6 inches away from trunk.
Keep fertilizing roses; mulch to conserve water.Apply chelated iron to yellowing leaves with green veins.
Give second feeding to camellias and azaleas.
Monitor squash bugs on cole crops and squash.
Use a strong blast of water or insecticidal soap for aphids.
Check roses for rust; spray with fungicide according to label.
Check for Saucer size brown patches in lawn that may be web worm moths.
Tie vines to trellises; stake tall bloomers (suchas dahlias) before they topple.
Dig and divide crowded bulbs; allow to dry before replanting.
Bulbs & Flowers
- Plant warm weather annuals such as cosmos, globe amaranth, annual penstemon, portulaca, verbena, and zinnias
- Plant heat tolerant perennials such asgaillardia, gentian, and rudbeckia. They will do well if properly watered until established.
Vegetables & Herbs
Start seeds in greenhouse or cold frame for Brussels sprouts.
Directly seed cucumbers, corn, green bean sand• melons.
Transplant seedlings or purchased plants of sage,basil, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, onions, celery, sweet potatoes, corn, beans and melons.
- Harvest onions. shallots, carrots, potatoes, chard, beets and early corn varieties
Trees & Shrubs
- Observe summer performance of trees and shrubsthat are of interest prior to the Fall planting season.
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.