- Author: Ben Faber
It's so nice to be able to find a way to rapidly answer homeowner questions. Once one questions has been addressed, invariably another one pops up. There are mysteries to plants and they can go on and on forever. The University of California Cooperative Extension has locally trained volunteers to answer the questions that local homeowners are going to ask about local plant problems. You can find Master Gardener contacts by going to the map to find a local office and the local MG Helpline: http://ceventura.ucanr.edu/Offices/
Recently I got an email from a homeowner that had a burning question about the name of an avocado found in a picture. That one question lead to another and to another and eventually to how to plant a tree in a heavy clay soil. i was going through explanations, and suddenly remembered a website put together by Greg Alder with photo steps going through the whole process: http://gregalder.com/yardposts/how-to-plant-and-stake-an-avocado-tree/
After passing that link on to the homeowner, I havent had any more questions about planting avocados. The site does the trick.
So if you are looking for more answers about avocados, the Annual Meeting of the CA Avocado Society is October 4 - next month. Come on the tour and see how it's done:https://californiaavocadosociety.org/annual-meeting.html
Filling a planting hole to see if water drains well enough before planting an avocado. A great photo from the blog.