The month of August will be one of the warmest months so not much planting to do but your summer veggies are ripening and, of course, pay attention to water needs. Instead, go to the beach! Yes!!
Rind some seaweed, bring it home. Rinse it well, chop it up and use it in your soil to provide some trace elements or as a “tea” spray to discourage aphids.
UC Master Gardeners are still at the Orange County Fair ready to answer your gardening questions.
There will always be too much to eat when ready to pick. Now is the time to start planning for ways to preserve the harvest.
This week on In the Garden with UCCE Master Gardeners, UC Master Gardener and KUCI Staff Host Katrina Kirkeby will talk with Earnest Miller about ways to preserve your garden bounty and save all of the nutritional benefits from your fresh vegetables.
This is Part 1 of 2. Part 2 will air August 11th. Come by and see us at the Orange County Fair if you have any gardening questions, too.
UC Master Gardener and KUCI staff host devotes the entire hour to the Joy of Blooming Perennials.
Her guest is Nicolas Staddon, former national spokesperson for Monrovia Growers and expert in new varieties of nursery plant material available in Southern California. And “spokesperson” he truly is!
In his infectiously witty British way, he will tell you what is so joyful about growing the one category of plants that will bring you color and texture to your garden year after year without replanting.
That is the nature of perennials versus annuals and biennials. Tune in for a joyful experience!
In the first half of the show, UC Master Gardener and KUCI Staff Host Ann Liu talks to Laurie Menosky about what is happening down in San Juan Capistrano's Reata Park and Event Center.
This two-year-old park will host presentations for the public on topics of interest to the gardeners of South Orange County and elsewhere.
The second half of the show will be UCMG and KUCI Staff Host Sally Richards and guest Cheryl Wilen will discuss the primary tenet of Master Gardeners regarding pest management. The key word is “INTEGRATED”. According to the UCANR.edu website, Integrated Pest Management is “a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment.”
The focus of this show will be understanding pesticide labeling and other pest management solutions.