The spring tour season is about to start.
Spend a day to caravan around your local area and take in the ambiance supplied by home gardeners just like you!
Get inspired by the different styles and tastes along the way.
You might even want to offer your jewel of a garden and become a host, too!
This is the season all gardeners get antsy (Got Ants?).
We know how to control them!) to continue what they started in March and earlier. Your new vegetable seed beds need thinning and also, think about the next set of planting for successive fall harvests.
UC Master Gardeners and KUCI staff hosts Teena Spindler and Katrina Kirkeby are busy in their own gardens and will pass along their Master Gardener training and first-hand experiences in this monthly installment of “This Month In the Garden” for April.
The first half of the show features an interview with fellow Master Gardener and tomato aficionado Brian Hales. They will be discussing what's happening on April 2, 2016 at the South Coast Research and Extension Center – the home of the UC Master Gardeners and University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
This is the second of four seasonal programs happening this year called “Saturdays at SouthCoastREC”. The theme on Apr. 2nd is “Planting”. Registration is required. Tune in for details or find out more at http://uccemg.com.
The second half of the show will highlight City of Irvine's “Smart Gardening” classes coming up end of March 2016. Master Gardeners will teach “Tomatoes A-Z” and “Get Your Garden Ready for Spring” these classes being held on March 30 and 31, respectively, at the Irvine Civic Center. Rebecca Chadwick is the guest.
Jennifer has a unique perspective on one of the cornerstones of a Master Gardener's training – Integrated Pest Management or IPM.
To quote the UC Davis IPM website, “IPM focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage by managing the ecosystem”.
That is “creating conditions that are unfavorable for the pest” rather than indiscriminate use of pesticides that may harm humans and beneficial organisms.
Now that spring is upon us, the tender, new growth is so vulnerable to bad bugs. Tune in and get ready to protect your garden!