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UC Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California to provide research-based information about home horticulture and pest management. They serve their communities by answering questions from the public, teaching workshops, leading plant clinics, and speaking on a variety of subjects.

Spring Edibles Plant Library

Here you'll find lists of spring-planted vegetable varieties. Browse the links below to look through vegetables and herbs by type and learn more about each unique variety. Learn more.

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    The Lazy Gardener: Better Plants with Less Work

    If you long for a lovely landscape and bountiful baskets of homegrown vegetables, you might be surprised to learn that doing less can actually result in a healthier, more productive garden. If this sounds too good to be true, consider this: some of...

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    Pollinators Are Unsung Heroes of Planet Earth

    What is a Pollinator? Bees are famous for spreading pollen from flower to flower but just about anything that helps distribute pollen from one plant to another can be called a “pollinator.” The list of pollinators includes wind, birds,...

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    Straw into Summer Gold

    Straw is not just for animal bedding. It has many other usages. With spring about to arrive, are you starting to think about planting a summer garden? Have you ever thought of growing your vegetables in straw bales? It's not only fun but also...

Ask a Master Gardener!

Do you need help with your garden? Have a pest problem? Curious about what will grow well in your region? Send us an email and include your name, location and question with photos. 

Request a Speaker

Are you looking for a speaker for an upcoming event? UC Master Gardeners can present research-based information on a variety of topics to your organization. Learn more...