UC Butte County Master Gardeners
University of California
UC Butte County Master Gardeners


Got Gardening Questions?

Visit or call the Hotline
Wednesday 9am-12pm
Thursday 1-4pm

Call: 530-538-7201

Or drop by: The Butte County Cooperative Extension Office
2279-B Del Oro Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

You can also catch us in person at local farmers markets or at one of our information booths. Check out where we'll be on the Events page.

Help Us Help You

You never can tell what's at the root of the problem. Below are some questions we may ask when you call:

  • Name of plant
  • Age of plant
  • Soil type (loam, sandy, clay)
  • Current watering methods (drip, sprinkler, hand)
  • Frequency of watering
  • Sun exposure
  • Evidence of insects or other damage – check on both sides of leaves
  • Recent changes that may effect the plant (watering, fertilizing)

Samples and photos related to your question are strongly encouraged. Drop them by the office any time, or email them to:
In the subject put: Attention Master Gardeners

Include a description of the problem.

What’s Hot Now?

What is the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes?
by Brent McGhie


Q:  What vegetable seedlings can be set out in March?

The terms determinate and indeterminate refer to the growth habit of a tomato plant. Determinate tomatoes are bush-like, grow to a certain size, produce a single crop and then decline. Indeterminate tomatoes have a vining growth habit. They grow and produce fruit continuously until killed by frost or disease.

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