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Sweet Potatoes

A friend of mine in Arkansas who is knowledgeable about these sorts of things once told me that if he were going to be stranded on a tropical island and could only bring one thing it would be a sweet potato. They are nutritious and easy to grow when it's...

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Garlic in April?

by UCCE Master Gardener Volunteer Viv Patterson Around the end of March, I noticed that some of my garlic plants were completely dead while others were alive, well, and growing straight up.  I checked the water, exposure, and soil. ...

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Stress in the Landscape

Cypress Canker Symptoms

There are a number of factors that can set landscapes up for potential disasters and one of these is chronic plant stress. Many trees and shrubs, when exposed to prolonged periods of stresses like drought, are more likely to be attacked by insects or...

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Mulch Trial in the Owens Valley.

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 Conducted by Master Gardener Volunteer, Lori Plakos.  I planted a 10'x10' test garden using different mulches to compare their effect on the production of bell peppers. Four adjacent small plots were created. The control had no mulch while...

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:49 PM

Tomato Growing Experiences in the High Desert

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  MARCH, 2015 “Sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date.”  Uh-oh… that's NOW. March is the month for Owens Valley growers to start seeds for tomatoes (other seeds too, but they are topics for other...

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:23 PM

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