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2019 Tomato Plant Sale
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Learn about 7 new varieties


Why buy plants in late April? 
The weather is warmer!  That means:
• No need to harden off plants
• Plant directly into soil
• Plants will be stronger, healthier, and more productive

Want to Grow the Best Tomatoes?

tomato myths
You’ll find this “myth-buster” article useful as you make decisions about how to grow strong, healthy plants and harvest lots of tasty tomatoes. Read on for tips on growing the tastiest tomatoes...

Garden Problems? Contact the Marin Master Gardener Help Desk

help desk
Who you gonna call if there’s trouble in your garden? Read on to find help...

How To Keep Your Roses Rosy

After a few days of spring rain you might end up with an  infection by either blackspot or rust.  Effectively managing these invaders employs planning and vigilance.  Read on about how to keep your roses rosy...

Watch Out For Standing Water

Helping Native Bees

Bees are in trouble. Turns out there are a lot of things we can do in our gardens to make life better for the bees. Gordon Frankie, at the University of California at Berkeley, has created an experimental bee garden that serves as a research facility and outreach tool for advising gardeners on planting gardens that will encourage bees and other flower visitors. Read on to see how you can help...

Time to start Weeding!

Weeds can grow quickly, crowding out garden plants in competition for light and nutrients. Removal is easiest when weeds are small and in moist soil when it takes less effort to pull young plants. With all of the recent rains, that time is now. Don’t wait until your weeds are developing seeds and the soil has dried out. Read this recent Marin IJ article to learn how to succeed at managing weeds. Consult the UC Integrated Pest Management Weed photo gallery for photographs and weed identification tools.

Falkirk Demonstration Gardens

Come and visit the Demonstration Gardens at Falkirk. There are eight different gardens demonstrating not only a variety of plants but also illustrating landscaping and water saving techniques.

2019 Succulent Sale
Featuring arrangements & single plants

Saturday, May 11 ~ from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Falkirk Cultural Center ~ 1408 Mission Ave.

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Growing Succulents

Succulents offer a low water alternative for the garden. Their varied textures, shapes and sizes will enhance the garden's design. Some succulents can contribute colorful flowers, while others add striking foliage or sculptural forms. They may be planted in decorative pots, borders, or in the hard-to-water corners of the garden. More than 60 plant families include plants with succulent characteristics, distributed among 300 genera and thousands of species. Read on to learn more about growing succulents...

Gael’s Edible Gardening Tidbits...

...From Marin Master Gardener Gael Perrin

Gael’s Edible Gardening Tidbits
Choose Your Edible Garden Site: Third of four tidbits on planning an edible garden. It’s time to begin selecting your plants. Read on for tips...

Start Improving Your Soil

soil in shovel
It is time to start developing rich, fertile soil. Read the last article in this three part series on soil.  Also, review the first article and second article in this three part series on soil.

Soils Are Living!

How to Care for Your Citrus Plants

California is fortunate to have an ideal climate for growing citrus trees.  Read on to learn how to care for your citrus plants...

Plant Your Way To Success

Opportunity Fund

UC Marin Master Gardeners are grateful for a tax-deductible donation to support our program.

Got garden questions? Ask a Master Gardener...

VISIT: UCCE Master Gardener Help Desk
1682 Novato Boulevard, Suite 150-B
Novato, CA 94947
          CALL: (415) 473-4204

Seasonal Farmers Markets open in May.  Visit a Master Gardener Help Desk at your local Farmers Market.  Click here for the schedule.


The mission of the Marin Master Gardeners is to extend research based knowledge and information on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices to Marin residents.

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