- Author: Jim Borland, Master Gardener
We have an upcoming " Worm Composting Made Easy" Workshop on Saturday, September 8th 10 am - noon.. Register here
Worm composting is slow, but it's great for your plants~ It's worth it!
Vermiculture by Jim Borland, Master Gardener
Q – I've heard it's possible to get good compost from worm manure.
Is this true?
Curtis Reinhardt, Shell Beach
A – Yes, you can let worms eat your kitchen scraps and convert it into fertilizer. It's called vermiculture which is a fancy name for worm composting. You need only a few...
- Author: Maggie King
Question: I just moved into a house that has been empty for several months. There are neglected citrus and avocado trees in the yard. How should I care for them?
Susan Finn SLO
Maggie King Master Gardener
Is it any wonder that we love living on the Central Coast? In most areas of the county, citrus trees and avocados can be grown with relative ease. They are beautiful year round. They produce bountiful quantities of delicious fruit. Few scents are more intoxicating than citrus blossoms. Surely, one...
- Author: Amy Breschini
On March 19, 2011, Mark Gaskell, UCCE Farm Advisor, led a blueberry workshop at the UCCE Auditorium, our back up location on a rainy day for the Garden of the Seven Sisters.
Photo by Brenda Dawson, UC Davis
Here are some helpful links to more information about growing blueberries:
Mark Gaskell has all of his information for small farm blueberry production here.
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- Author: Amy Breschini
UCCE MASTER GARDENER ADVICE TO GROW BY WORKSHOP
Held: JUNE 19, 2010
Selecting the right subtropical tree for your climate: Some varieties are more tolerant of our “cooler” conditions during the foggy summer months. Varieties that require a lot of heat may never ripen. Rule of thumb – the more acid in the fruit, the less cold tolerant.
CITRUS VARIETIES - see last page for San Luis Obispo County
Citrus for the Home Garden in Contra Costa County...
- Author: Chris Cocchiaro
By Dale Norrington
Q We so often hear the word sustainable these days, from various sources and seemingly with various meanings. We do care about the environment but are not in a position to completely renovate our landscape and garden. Can the Master Gardeners offer an approach to sustainable gardening, or some specific practices which we can begin to use right away?