March in Sonoma County
Gardening After a Flood
Spring Into Food Gardening
Have you been thinking about starting a food garden? Or, maybe, you're a current food gardener who wants to learn more about sustainable food gardening practices. Whatever, your experience, the Master Gardener Food Gardening Specialists are ready to help. Find out more.
2019 SOD Blitz
For more information, see our SOD Blitz Flyer.
Watch the new Sudden Oak Death Video
The Sudden Oak Death team at the University of California Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources has just released a new video that is well worth watching. There's a lot to learn here, all presented with great visuals to aid our understanding of Sudden Oak Death. Makes learning about SOD easy!
Growing a Thriving Vegetable Garden with Less Water
The Food Gardening Specialists (FGS) of the UCCE Sonoma Master Gardeners are excited to present water-wise food gardening strategies. Given our hot, dry summers along with the prediction of extended drought, we can’t afford to waste a drop. This video demonstrates how home and community gardeners can grow a thriving vegetable garden with less water. In addition, this video is complemented by a planting scheme and a drip system instruction and shopping list that reflect the 4x8-foot demonstration vegetable bed in the video. Click here for these documents along with additional helpful documents for food gardening with less water.
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UCCE Farm Advisor: Stephanie Larson, County Director
SCMG Coordinator: Mimi Enright
|Getting Ready to Plant: Making the Most of Your Garden Space - HFH Santa Rosa||3/30/2019|
|High Efficiency Irrigation for the Home Garden -Cloverdale||4/6/2019|
|Firewise Landscape - Guerneville||4/6/2019|
|Conquering Gophers and Moles - Healdsburg||4/6/2019|
|The Wonderful World of Worms - Sebastopol||4/6/2019|
|First Steps to a Water Wise Garden - Windsor||4/6/2019|
Sundays with Sue
By SCMG Sue Lovelace
Updated: March 24, 2019
The irrigation is totally wonky, and that’s why I was glad to get the rain. I’ll have to reroute the lines, fix a few kinks and replace drippers and drip hose before turning it on. Even then, I’m sure there will be a few “geysers”!
Most of the seedlings I seeded have been transplanted to a bigger pot and placed in the greenhouse which climbed to 80 degrees yesterday. It’s still pretty cold at night but they survived their first night just fine.
If it sounds like I have been “busting buns,” I have! As said before, busy time of the year!
Have a good week!
“I like spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I’d always greet it in a garden.”
Master Gardeners in Print
The Garden Doctors
Dana Lozano & Gwen Kilchherr, The Press Democrat
Tricks for growing great wisteria /18/2019
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Website Editor: Penny Fink
Food Gardening Editor: Stephanie Wrightson
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Cie Cary, Electra de Peyster,
Coby Lafayette-Kelleher, Laura Salo Long