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Posted 5/14/2015 - A new landscape irrigation worksheet for homeowners was recently developed by Dr. Loren Oki, CE Specialist, Landscape Horticulture with UC ANR and UC Davis. The worksheet is designed to calculate an irrigation schedule for a landscape zone for one...
Listen to “In the Garden” on KUCI
Posted 4/30/2015 - Listen to “In the Garden” on KUCI (88.9) every Thursday, 8:30a – 9:30a Tune in your radio to 88.9 FM, or Listen on your computer at http://www.kuci.org/index.shtml (click the tab LISTEN LIVE NOW),...
Make Every Drop Count!
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Plant Successive Crops
Posted 4/27/2015 - When planting vegetables that ripen all at once like carrots and radishes, plant just enough that your family will use at one time. Then plant another crop every few weeks throughout the growing season. This way you will have those fresh vegetables...
Need Help Planning a Raised Bed?
Posted 4/20/2015 - Sunset Magazine's website has some great ideas this month for building and planting raised vegetable beds out of all kinds of materials just in time for spring planting. With lots of advice for keeping out pests and maximizing crops, it is worth taking...
Posted 4/13/2015 - Although it can happen any time of year, most bees swarm in the spring. When bees swarm, they are looking for a new home and they are very docile because they are loaded with honey. If they are hanging on a tree limb, they're just tired. Give them their...
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