October in Sonoma
Growing a Thriving Vegetable Garden with Less Water
The Food Gardening Specialists (FGS) of the UCCE Sonoma Master Gardeners are excited to present water-wise food gardening strategies. Given our hot, dry summers along with the prediction of extended drought, we can’t afford to waste a drop. This video demonstrates how home and community gardeners can grow a thriving vegetable garden with less water. In addition, this video is complemented by a planting scheme and a drip system instruction and shopping list that reflect the 4x8-foot demonstration vegetable bed in the video. Click here for these documents along with additional helpful documents for food gardening with less water.
by Master Gardener Stephanie Wrightson
Growing Mint. While mint (Metha spp.) is one of the easiest herbs to grow, take care--it can be quite invasive. But, because of the zip it adds to beverages and food, it's worth growing.
GardenSense - On-site WaterWise Garden Consultations
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Sonoma County residents wishing to schedule a garden consultation can click here.
Sonoma County Master Gardeners have partnered with the Sonoma County Water Agency on a new project called GardenSense. The project is intended to help local gardeners further improve their water conservation practices. A free on-site consultation by a pair of GardenSense Consultants will demonstrate to residents how to easily conserve water (and save money) by creating a climate-appropriate garden that is healthy, environmentally sound, and most of all – beautiful!
Topics covered in consultations include advice on lawn removal, low water use plants appropriate to your site, conversion of sprinklers to drip irrigation, an irrigation assessment including overall suggestions for improving water efficiency, and sustainable garden practices.
Ask a Master Gardener
Questions and Answers from the Helpline
Master Gardener-staffed Help Desks are located
at Sonoma County Farmers' Markets and Fairs
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the UC Davis Cooperative Extension.
Sonoma County Master Gardeners will provide environmentally sustainable, science-based horticultural information to all of Sonoma County’s population. We strive for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization.
UCCE Farm Advisor: Paul Vossen
SCMG Coordinator: Mimi Enright
Applications for the 2016 Master Gardener Training Class have closed.
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Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
SUNDAYS WITH SUE:
Hope you have a great Sunday!
Master Gardeners in Print
Gardening in a Dry Autumn
During these dry, late-summer weeks, landscape shrubs and trees continue to be at risk where irrigation has been lessened or withdrawn completely. Most trees withstand drier conditions than smaller rooted shrubs, but all landscape plants must have adequate moisture to survive. Read More>
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