UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County

Gardening Tips For March

  • Prune grapes and roses.
  • Cleanup: remove mummy fruit and blighted limbs on stone fruit to reduce brown rot. Remove and destroy fallen leaves to reduce peach leaf curl.
  • Mulch cane berries, cut out all old canes and reset new canes in twine.
  • Cultivate and pull weeds now!
  • If weather permits, prepare beds for planting by spading in compost an soil amendments.
  • Check irrigation system and perform maintenance as needed.
  • Divide and replant herbs.
  • To prevent sunburn and borer problems, paint young tree trunks with water based interior white latex paint 1:1 with water.
  • Consider replacing plants to improve the safety and sustainability of your property.
  • Check dates of Master Gardener classes.

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The April 2018 edition is available. We produce frequent newsletters with monthly to-do lists, upcoming events and articles to help you garden in Calaveras County. Read archived newsletters 

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Got a Gardening Question?

UCCE Master Gardeners of Calaveras County are here to answer your gardening questions!

  • Office hours: 10-Noon, Wednesdays, 423 E. St. Charles Street (highway 49), San Andreas
  • Demonstration Garden: 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas
  • Phone: 209-754-2880
  • Email: calaverasmg@ucanr.edu 
  • On-line: Ask a Master Gardener

Bring a sample for identification, or drop by to ask questions. If you bring a sample, please put plant material in a plastic bag. For insect identification, don't bring them alive! Please preserve insects in a container with rubbing alcohol, or by freezing.

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