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by Terry Allaway
on January 4, 2023 at 8:23 PM
Xerces recommends leaving the dead plants and "debris" as overwintering sites for invertebrates, including our beloved pollinators. Current recommendations for dormant pruning include NOT pruning any stone fruit, including plums and all the intergeneric hybrids and walnuts, at least in moist areas such as near the coast, due to increased disease risk. Up here in the far north coast of California, we also start seeds of all the onions now in the greenhouse, for later transplant. Thanks for the article!
by Michelle Graydon
on January 6, 2023 at 8:16 AM
Please consider amending your comments about “cleaning up” garden plants and debris. There is growing evidence overwintering invertebrates, including native bee species, depend on this debris to survive into spring. Go to Xerces Society if you need more information.
by Cary
on January 23, 2023 at 4:47 AM
You can always learn more.
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