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UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County

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The UCCE Master Gardener of Orange County volunteer's donated 21,733 hours and made 90,576 face to face contacts in Orange County, California last year!

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Carrots-Radishes 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...

raised-bed-main-l 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...

bee-swarm Bees Swarming?
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...

meyer-lemon Plant Citrus and Avocado Trees Now
Posted 3/30/2015 - This is the best time of year to plant citrus and avocado trees if you have been considering adding one to your yard. There are a variety to choose from that do well in our climate, but the best idea to help you narrow down your choices is to take into...

camellia Pruning Camellias
Posted 3/24/2015 - This is the time of year to prune Camellias. They will soon have finished blooming whether they are Japonicas or Sasanquas. If they have grown too tall or lanky they can be pruned just like any other woody shrub. Open up dense overgrown interiors to...

gardening-apps2x3 There’s An App For That
Posted 3/18/2015 - Have you married your love of gardening with your love of technology yet? (Farmville doesn't count!) Is it being a bit presumptuous that you even have a love of technology? Well maybe this will act as an introduction for you. There are a number of...

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Plants appropriate for Southern California

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