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The Little Red Hen Was a Right-On Chick

'Glenn' hard red spring wheat in the garden.

Well, the cover crops are in, the garlic and onions are planted and mulched. Still eating raspberries, chard and kale, got some lettuce, and arugula, too.  So, time to knuckle down and process that wheat. You might recall that I planted Hard Red...

Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1:27 PM
  • Author: Jan Rhoades

Dichondra Dilemma

Dichondra micrantha

Having spent best part of a week painstakingly trying to remove every scrap of Dichondra which has overrun a blueberry patch I am firmly of the opinion that it ranks with Bermuda grass as one of the most obnoxious weeds. Dichondra micrantha was often...

Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Chalfant's Soil

Iron Deficiency

The Eastern Sierra is a challenging place to garden, but Chalfant stands out as a particularly difficult place to keep non-native plants happy. The wind is a problem, for sure, but most complaints Master Gardeners receive are related to the...

Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Deer in the Garden

Daylilly protected by wire cylinder

For years I thought of garden pests as various insects and small animals but larger animals like deer can do quite a lot of damage to the gardens in our area near the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The  University of California Agriculture & Natural...

Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:33 AM

A Low-Cost Crevice Tool

A Low-Cost way to Remove Weeds in Crevices

Do you have problem weeds between patio slabs, or growing in cracks?   A good tool for removing weeds from tight spaces may be one you already own. A long handled flathead screwdriver works well to dig in between tight joints.   ...

Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:26 PM

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