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UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties

Master Gardeners Information

The trained volunteers of the UC Master Gardeners program extend the ability of local Cooperative Extension offices to provide practical scientific horticulture and gardening information to the public. The UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties provides public "gardening" education and problem solving on their webiste at https://mbmg.ucanr.edu/hotline/ and many community outreach activities.

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Gardening Tips Blog
  • Mustard, a common cover crop.
    Two Methods to Winterize Your Garden

    Thanks to our mild winter weather, home gardeners on the central coast can grow vegetables year-round – lading their holiday tables with homegrown kale, carrots, snow peas and broccoli. But just because you can grow vegetables year-round doesn't...

  • Handsome rooster. Photo: © Leora Worthington.
    A Bird in the Hand?

    So it turns out there is a lot more than the desire for fresh eggs to consider when deciding to become a chicken owner. Our very own Master Gardener Candice McLaren will be giving a FREE class on chickens entitled “Chix in the City, Hens in the...

  • climbing rose
    Grasp the thorn!

    "But he who dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose."                                                   ...

  • LaNina Wintertime Pattern. From https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/elnino/what-is-la-nina.
    Gardening during a La Niña

    Happy New Year from the UC Master Gardeners of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties!  Although it's winter we haven't seen much rain so far this year. Let's talk about the culprit, shall we? Are you familiar with La Niña? She's the “little...

  • Citrus fruits
    Care of Potted Citrus

    Fall and winter are the times of year when the average outdoor garden plants take a little breather, but not citrus! If your potted Meyer lemon or Bearss lime trees are like mine, they are flowering and fruiting, even as the rest of my garden rests. Thus...