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Growing in Your Garden Now - Tomatoes

Growing in Your Garden Now - Tomatoes

Tomato aftercare program...

Pest of the Month - Invasive Plants

Pest of the Month - Invasive Plants

Our Hills are Alive With Color! 

Pest of the Month - Mushrooms

Pest of the Month - Mushrooms

Are you finding mushrooms in your garden???

Gardening Tips - Pollinator Plants

Gardening Tips - Pollinator Plants

A garden should not just delight the eye but also the ear and nose...

Growing in Your Garden Now - Fava Beans

Growing in Your Garden Now - Fava Beans

Grow fava beans for your garden and your dinner plate

Pest of the Month - Staying Fire Safe

Pest of the Month - Staying Fire Safe

What can we do to protect our homes from fire? 

Growing in Your Garden Now - Swiss Chard

Growing in Your Garden Now - Swiss Chard

It’s not too late to find Swiss chard starts in your favorite nursery.

Pest of the Month - White powdery mildew on oak trees

Pest of the Month - White powdery mildew on oak trees

White powdery mildew can attack the leaves of a variety of plants and ornamentals...

Gardening Tips - Extending the life of your garden

Gardening Tips - Extending the life of your garden

It’s not too late to reap more from your vegetable garden. 

Growing in your Garden Now - Broccoli

Growing in your Garden Now - Broccoli

Find out how to start growing broccoli this fall.

Pest of the Month - Wasps

Pest of the Month - Wasps

Did you know there are “good” wasps that are beneficial predators?

Gardening Tips - Pollinators

Gardening Tips - Pollinators

Visit the Marin Master Gardeners at the County fair to learn about pollinators

Growing in your Garden Now - Share your bounty!

Growing in your Garden Now - Share your bounty!

Master Gardeners run many programs to encourage growing your own food

Pest of the Month - Thrips or Aphids?

Pest of the Month - Thrips or Aphids?

Are those thrips or aphids?

Growing in your Garden Now - Tomato Tips

Growing in your Garden Now - Tomato Tips

It’s tomato planting time!

Gardening Tips - Irrigation

Gardening Tips - Irrigation

Check to learn if your irrigation is ready for warmer days...

Pest of the Month - Mosquitoes

Pest of the Month - Mosquitoes

How to deal with mosquitoes...

Growing in your Garden Now - Tomatoes

Growing in your Garden Now - Tomatoes

Tomatoes will be on sale at the Annual Master Gardener Tomato Market and Information Sale on April 8th 2017...

Gardening Tips - Wildflowers

Gardening Tips - Wildflowers

Hikers, be on the alert! The wildflowers are out!

Pest of the Month - Mushrooms

Pest of the Month - Mushrooms

Have you noticed little yellow mushrooms growing in your houseplants? 

Gardening Tips - Sharpening Your Tools

Gardening Tips - Sharpening Your Tools

Any time is a good time to take care of your garden tools. 

Growing in Your Garden Now - Christmas Cactus

Growing in Your Garden Now - Christmas Cactus

Need some Christmas gift ideas?

Gardening Tips - Growing Natives

Gardening Tips - Growing Natives

Growing California Natives

Pest of the Month - Peach Leaf Curl

Pest of the Month - Peach Leaf Curl

Do you dream of eating a fresh, ripe, juicy peach off your tree in June?

Growing in Your Garden Now - Winter Vegetables

Growing in Your Garden Now - Winter Vegetables

Are your tomatoes coming to an end?

Growing in Your Garden Now - Beans

Growing in Your Garden Now - Beans

It’s not too late to grow beans!

Gardening Tips - Right Plant for the Right Place

Gardening Tips - Right Plant for the Right Place

Not sure which plants to plant where? 

Growing In Your Garden Now - Tomatoes

Growing In Your Garden Now - Tomatoes

It's time for the Queen of the summer garden – the tomato

Gardening Tips - Baby Your Tomatoes

Gardening Tips - Baby Your Tomatoes

Tips for fantastic cherry tomatoes...

Pest of the Month - High Water Consumption

Pest of the Month - High Water Consumption

Don’t get complacent about your water consumption just because it has rained in April.

Gardening Tips - Keeping your garden healthy in winter

Gardening Tips - Keeping your garden healthy in winter

What can we do to keep our garden healthy and disease free?

 

Pest of the Month - Botrytis

Pest of the Month - Botrytis

What are those gray moldy areas you find on some plants? 

Growing In Your Garden Now - Cyclamen

Growing In Your Garden Now - Cyclamen

Did you purchase a lovely pink cyclamen and now the leaves are wilting or turning yellow?

Gardening Tips - Chilling Requirement and Tree Selection

Gardening Tips - Chilling Requirement and Tree Selection

Did you know that some plants need a certain number of hours at or below 45 degrees Fahrenheit if they are to bear fruit?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Citrus Tree Care

Growing In Your Garden Now - Citrus Tree Care

California is fortunate to have ideal climate for growing citrus trees...

Pest of the Month - Citrus Leaf Miner

Pest of the Month - Citrus Leaf Miner

Have you noticed your citrus tree leaves curling and discoloring?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Marin Natives

Growing In Your Garden Now - Marin Natives

What better way to preserve our precious water than to plant what loves to live here?

Gardening Tips - Cover Crops

Gardening Tips - Cover Crops

Grow a cover crop to protect and enrich your soil this winter

Growing In Your Garden Now - Planting Your Winter Vegetable Garden

Growing In Your Garden Now - Planting Your Winter Vegetable Garden

Time to plan your winter vegetable garden!

Pest of the Month - Thrips

Pest of the Month - Thrips

Have you noticed brown decaying leaves on your shrubs or flowers?

Gardening Tips - Euphorbia

Gardening Tips - Euphorbia

Consider these drought tolerant plants for your fall plantings...

Growing In Your Garden Now - Plant Identification

Growing In Your Garden Now - Plant Identification

What’s the name of that plant?

Gardening Tips - Water Conservation

Gardening Tips - Water Conservation

Not sure how to make that requested 24% saving in your water usage?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Peppers

Growing In Your Garden Now - Peppers

Add some spice to your life with hot peppers...

Gardening Tips - Mulch

Gardening Tips - Mulch

Consider mulch to help conserve water in the soil…

Pest of the Month - Rats

Pest of the Month - Rats

What should we do if we find evidence of these creepy creatures in our gardens?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Bare Root Trees

Growing In Your Garden Now - Bare Root Trees

What are those "bare root plants" you see at nurseries?

Pest of the Month - Raccoons

Pest of the Month - Raccoons

Who is that masked night creature?

Gardening Tips - Rainwater Harvesting

Gardening Tips - Rainwater Harvesting

If rain returns, how can we harvest it for our gardens?

Gardening Tips - Poppies not Poinsettias

Gardening Tips - Poppies not Poinsettias

What is the significance of this plant?

Pest of the Month - Peach Leaf Curl

Pest of the Month - Peach Leaf Curl

Time to protect your peach tree...

Growing In Your Garden Now - Blueberries

Growing In Your Garden Now - Blueberries

Blueberries; Big, Blue and Not Only Wild Anymore

Gardening Tips - Fall Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips - Fall Gardening Tips

What to do in your garden in the fall?

Pest of the Month - Poison Oak

Pest of the Month - Poison Oak

Don’t be tempted to pick this colorful foliage... 

Growing In Your Garden Now - Fava Beans

Growing In Your Garden Now - Fava Beans

Use cover crops such as fava beans in the fall

Gardening Tips - Fire Safe Planting

Gardening Tips - Fire Safe Planting

How can we best control our property for fire safety?

Pest of the Month - Ants

Pest of the Month - Ants

Are ants good guys, or bad guys?

Gardening Tips - June Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips - June Gardening Tips

Caring for your June garden...

Gardening Tips - Hillside Gardening

Gardening Tips - Hillside Gardening

Managing a Slippery Slope?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Tomatoes

Growing In Your Garden Now - Tomatoes

It’s time for planting...

Pest of the Month - Deer

Pest of the Month - Deer

Are your deer not so dear?

Gardening Tips - A Beginner's Guide to Starting Seeds Indoors

Gardening Tips - A Beginner's Guide to Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting seeds indoors is a bit like making a cake...

Pest of the Month - Poisonous Plants

Pest of the Month - Poisonous Plants

Mother nature’s dazzling floral extravaganza is in full swing

Growing In Your Garden Now - Feeding and care of acid-loving plants

Growing In Your Garden Now - Feeding and care of acid-loving plants

Now is the time to care for your acid-loving plants.

Gardening Tips - Planting Fruit Trees

Gardening Tips - Planting Fruit Trees

Tips for planting fruit and nut trees...

Pest of the Month - Root Rot

Pest of the Month - Root Rot

Are you seeing these symptoms of root disease?

Gardening Tips - Hellebores

Gardening Tips - Hellebores

Plant hellebores for January color in your garden

Pest of the Month - Frost

Pest of the Month - Frost

What to do before and after frost hits your garden

Gardening Tips - Houseplants

Gardening Tips - Houseplants

Bringing the green in to stay...

Growing In Your Garden Now - Fava Beans

Growing In Your Garden Now - Fava Beans

Fava beans - good to eat and improve your soil

Pest of the Month - Botrytis

Pest of the Month - Botrytis

Watch out for the gray wooly mold once rains begin

Gardening Tips - Planting bulbs

Gardening Tips - Planting bulbs

It's that bulb-planting time of year again...

Pest of the Month - Whiteflies

Pest of the Month - Whiteflies

See some fluttering around your geraniums?

Gardening Tips - Repotting container plants

Gardening Tips - Repotting container plants

Reinvigorate those root-bound plants...

Growing In Your Garden Now - Brussels sprouts

Growing In Your Garden Now - Brussels sprouts

Tips for growing great brussels sprouts

Pest of the Month - Wood rot

Pest of the Month - Wood rot

Watch out for wood rot in trees

Gardening Tips - Keeping flowers fresh

Gardening Tips - Keeping flowers fresh

Simple things you can do to prolong the life of cut flowers...

Growing In Your Garden Now - Rhubarb

Growing In Your Garden Now - Rhubarb

What sports great foliage and the stalks (both green and red) make great pies, crumbles and compotes?

Pest of the Month - Cockroaches

Pest of the Month - Cockroaches

Creepy, crawly cockroaches

Gardening Tips - Irrigating your fruit trees in the summer

Gardening Tips - Irrigating your fruit trees in the summer

Good irrigation practices in California

Growing In Your Garden Now - Cabbage

Growing In Your Garden Now - Cabbage

Time to think about cool season veggies like cabbage

Pest of the Month - Spider mites

Pest of the Month - Spider mites

They're not really spiders...

Growing In Your Garden Now - Kiwis

Growing In Your Garden Now - Kiwis

What you need to know to be a successful kiwi grower...

Pest of the Month - Yellowjackets

Pest of the Month - Yellowjackets

The flying pests of summer

Gardening Tips - Dealing with mosquitos

Gardening Tips - Dealing with mosquitos

Dealing with those pesky mosquitos

Gardening Tips - Pruning shrubs

Gardening Tips - Pruning shrubs

The right time to prune your shrubs...

Pest of the Month - Mice

Pest of the Month - Mice

Furry little creatures nesting in your kitchen?

Gardening Tips - Staking your plants

Gardening Tips - Staking your plants

Don’t Let Those Precious Perennials Flop!

Pest of the Month - Verticillium wilt

Pest of the Month - Verticillium wilt

Are your tomatoes wilting?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Cantaloupes

Growing In Your Garden Now - Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes, Cucumis melo

Gardening Tips - Earthworms

Gardening Tips - Earthworms

A great addition to the garden - earthworms!

Pest of the Month - Foliage-feeding caterpillars

Pest of the Month - Foliage-feeding caterpillars

First you see them, then you don't...

 

Growing In Your Garden Now - Carrots

Growing In Your Garden Now - Carrots

Have you ever wondered where carrot seeds come from?

Gardening Tips - Summer Bulbs

Gardening Tips - Summer Bulbs

Plant summer-blooming bulbs for dazzling color

Pest of the Month - Earwigs

Pest of the Month - Earwigs

They don't really crawl in your ears

Growing In Your Garden Now - Spinach

Growing In Your Garden Now - Spinach

Get your greens - grow spinach!

Gardening Tips - Hand Safety

Gardening Tips - Hand Safety

Watch out for your hands...

Growing In Your Garden Now - Peaches

Growing In Your Garden Now - Peaches

Now's the time to plant for summer-sweet peaches and nectarines!

Gardening Tips - Dormant Spraying

Gardening Tips - Dormant Spraying

Protect your plants from spring diseases and pests...

Pest of the Month - Weeds

Pest of the Month - Weeds

Stay on top of weeds so they don't take over!

Pest of the Month - Root Rot

Pest of the Month - Root Rot

The most important way to prevent root and crown rot...

Gardening Tips - Bareroot Plants

Gardening Tips - Bareroot Plants

The real dirt around bareroot plants

Growing In Your Garden Now - Potatoes

Growing In Your Garden Now - Potatoes

What has eyes but cannot see?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Winter Herbs

Growing In Your Garden Now - Winter Herbs

Thriving in our temperate, Mediterranean climate

Gardening Tips - Sowing Wildflowers

Gardening Tips - Sowing Wildflowers

Sow wildflower seeds now for a spring display

Pest of the Month - Gophers

Pest of the Month - Gophers

Coping with Gophers

Gardening Tips - Saving Seeds

Gardening Tips - Saving Seeds

How to Save Your Own Seeds

Growing In Your Garden Now - Olives

Growing In Your Garden Now - Olives

The Olive Tree, Daughter of the Sun

Gardening Tips - Your Plants Get Stressed When It Gets Hot

Gardening Tips - Your Plants Get Stressed When It Gets Hot

Your plants get stressed when it gets hot

Pest of the Month - Codling moth

Pest of the Month - Codling moth

The infamous “worm” in the apple, is difficult to manage in the home orchard.

Pest of the Month - Ants

Pest of the Month - Ants

When the Ants Go Marching In

Gardening Tips - Summertime Watering Wisdom

Gardening Tips - Summertime Watering Wisdom

The life-changing effects of the soaker hose...

Gardening Tips - Deadheading

Gardening Tips - Deadheading

Deadheading - How To and When To?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Grapes

Growing In Your Garden Now - Grapes

Growing Grapes in Your Backyard

Pest of the Month - Cucumber Beetles

Pest of the Month - Cucumber Beetles

Those Aren't Green Ladybugs!

Pest of the Month - Flies

Pest of the Month - Flies

There's a fly in your ointment!

Growing In Your Garden Now - Summer Squash

Growing In Your Garden Now - Summer Squash

Think about planting some summer squash...

Gardening Tips - Fruit Tree Thinning

Gardening Tips - Fruit Tree Thinning

Want the best fruit?  Think about thinning your fruit trees.

Pest of the Month - Thrips

Pest of the Month - Thrips

These bugs are bad news...

Growing In Your Garden Now - Corn

Growing In Your Garden Now - Corn

Corn, Is it a Fruit, Vegetable or Grain?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Pears

Growing In Your Garden Now - Pears

Interested in growing some delicious pears?

Pest of the Month - Fireblight

Pest of the Month - Fireblight

Do the leaves on your trees look scorched?

Gardening Tips - Irrigation

Gardening Tips - Irrigation

Fine tune your irrigation system to fit each plant’s needs

Growing In Your Garden Now - Apricots

Growing In Your Garden Now - Apricots

Want apricots?  Plant bareroot now...

Pest of the Month - Rust

Pest of the Month - Rust

What are those little orange spots?

Gardening Tips - Attracting Wildlife

Gardening Tips - Attracting Wildlife

Attract some wildlife to your garden...

Gardening Tips - Pruning Roses

Gardening Tips - Pruning Roses

Time to start pruning your roses!

Pest of the Month - Anthracnose

Pest of the Month - Anthracnose

Are you seeing spots?????

Growing In Your Garden Now - Artichokes

Growing In Your Garden Now - Artichokes

Want to try an edible flower?  Grow artichokes!

Growing In Your Garden Now - Winter Greens

Growing In Your Garden Now - Winter Greens

Why not grow some delicious edibles while the rest of your garden is snoring?

Pest of the Month - Pantry Pests

Pest of the Month - Pantry Pests

What’s that flitting around in the cupboard?
May be pantry pests.

Gardening Tips - Frost Protection

Gardening Tips - Frost Protection

When it starts to get nippy – protect tender plants

Pest of the Month - Mealybugs

Pest of the Month - Mealybugs

Mealybugs... indoors and out.

Growing In Your Garden Now - Fava Beans

Growing In Your Garden Now - Fava Beans

Good to eat and improve your soil, too!

Gardening Tips - Tools

Gardening Tips - Tools

The right tools are a big help in the garden!

Gardening Tips - Spring bulbs

Gardening Tips - Spring bulbs

Plant bulbs for Spring flowers!

Growing In Your Garden Now - Garlic

Growing In Your Garden Now - Garlic

Before wet winter weather sets in and holiday schedules get hectic...

Pest of the Month - Chlorosis

Pest of the Month - Chlorosis

Got yellow leaves????

Gardening Tips - Lasagna Compost

Gardening Tips - Lasagna Compost

Why limit your cooking to the kitchen? Cook up some fabulous soil!

Growing In Your Garden Now - Cilantro

Growing In Your Garden Now - Cilantro

Wouldn't it be nice to have fresh cilantro growing right outside your kitchen door?

Weed Control

Weed Control

Save Water - Manage Those Weeds!

Pest of the Month – Spider Mites

Pest of the Month – Spider Mites

Hot weather pests sucking your plants dry?

Growing In Your Garden Now - Apples

Growing In Your Garden Now - Apples

How do you know what's the right apple for your taste buds and your microclimate?

Pest of the Month – Rose Curculios

Pest of the Month – Rose Curculios

What's Eating Your Roses - And They're Not Ladybugs!

Want to Reduce Your Water Bill and Weeds at the Same Time?

Want to Reduce Your Water Bill and Weeds at the Same Time?

Just add mulch - one of the easiest and least expensive things you can do in the garden that provides a plethora of benefits!

Attracting Honey and Native Bees to your Garden

Attracting Honey and Native Bees to your Garden

What are the top five plants for attracting bees to a garden?


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