Welcome to UC Master Gardeners of Nevada County
Nevada County gardens vary widely. Elevations range from 1,000 to 4,000 feet. Soil types are red clay, serpentine, sandy loam, forest loam or something in-between. Generally acidic, soils may lack necessary nutrients and organic matter. Some gardens are below the snowline, while others are often covered with snow and may have frozen soil for an extended time. We know that “One size does not fit all.” Gardening in Nevada County is unlike gardening elsewhere and it is not the same throughout the county. Master Gardeners are here to provide home gardeners in Nevada County with science-based information, whatever their gardening conditions. And, Master Gardeners offer a number of workshops and events to achieve this goal.
Thank you to everyone who supported Nevada County Master Gardeners at our Spring Plant Sale!
Western Nevada County Gardening Guide
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News from Our Demonstration Garden
Come visit the Demonstration Garden at 1036 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, on the NID grounds. If you would like to schedule a group tour led by a Master Gardener, please call our Hotline office (530) 273-0919.
With the arrival of spring, our Master Gardeners have sprung into action! The large signboard was moved from the compost area to a more prominent place to greet our visitors. Buffalo grass has been dug out and the path adjusted. The asphalt berm at the edge of the parking area has been painted a brilliant yellow as a warning not to trip, pathways have been weeded and a new compost pile started. Garden beds are being renovated and the Orchard Team is monitoring for codling moth. While all this activity has been going on, the garden burst into a parade of colorful blossoms: manzanita, daffodils, fruit trees, crabapple, Oregon grape, rosemary, phlox, ajuga, candytuft and an early iris. We welcomed back the gorgeous blooms of the magnolia, and we admired the magenta/pink of redbud, with a color echo of magenta/pink violets in the grass below. Everywhere we looked, there was something to admire and a promise of more to come.
Do you have questions about Composting? Check out the "Composting Resources" link to the left on the page navigation list. Listed here are some videos and written information to help home gardeners create, maintain and utilize their own rich compost. You will also see the Spring 2016 "Compost King" Gary.
Calendar of Events
|Foothill Vegetable Series: How to Grow Cool Season Vegetables in Fall- Winter and Early Spring||7/23/2016|
Upcoming Workshops and Events
Foothill Vegetable Gardening Series: How to Grow Cool Season Vegetables in Fall, Winter and Early Spring
A Home Gardener's Guide to Seed Saving
Nevada County Fair!