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Welcome Elinor Teague

Master Gardener column #1, January 2020

A note from Elinor Teague to the readers:  After writing gardening columns for the Fresno Bee for 18 years, it is a pleasure to be able to continue to offer readers gardening advice and tips here on the Fresno County Master Gardeners’ website. Readers’ questions and comments are always welcome.  Contact the Fresno County Master Gardeners Helpline.

Click here to read Elinor's gardening column

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UC Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who have completed a 50-hour program of instruction in basic horticulture and pest management and are certified by the University of California Cooperative Extension.

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Starting Summer Veggies (Spanish)

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Summer Veggies /Spanish 
Some vegetables, like tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers require a long growing season. To ensure healthy growth, most gardeners start seeds for these vegetables indoors in Spring. Starting your own seeds is not only less expensive than purchasing transplants, it also generally results in a more productive harvest season. Plus, it's a fun, rewarding way to kick on the gardening season! Comenzando las verduras de verano. Algunas verduras, como los tomates, las berenjenas y los pimientos requieren una larga temporada de crecimiento. Para garantizar un crecimiento saludable, la mayoría de los jardineros comienzan las semillas de estos vegetales en el interior en primavera. Comenzar sus propias semillas no solo es menos costoso que comprar trasplantes, sino que generalmente resulta en una temporada de cosecha más productiva.¡Además, es una forma divertida y gratificante de comenzar la temporada de jardinería! Master Gardener Juan 

Saturday, JANUARY 25   9:30 – 11:00 am  FREE

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(Class will be held at Betty Rodriquez Library, 3040 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93703)



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Excess vegetables or fruit?  Donate it!  PAR's (Plant a Row for the Hungry) goal is to make sure food grown by homeowners doesn’t go to waste. We encourage people to take their excess citrus and vegetables to soup kitchens, food pantries or the Central California Food Bank.  For more information on PAR Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR)