Welcome to UC Master Gardeners of Nevada County
Free - Online workshop coming on October 24, 2020
By popular demand, this workshop will address a common problem in the Foothills – not enough sun. Learn as we explore how plants adapt to shade, and what shade loving plants have in common. Learn about specific landscaping design ideas using a variety of ground covers, perennials, and shade loving shrubs and trees. We will also discuss planting under oaks and taking advantage of filtered and bright shade.
Join your local Master Gardeners as we explore “the dark side” using color and texture to create special gardens that are not high maintenance and can be quite beautiful.
To access the program, go to the Zoom link below. No registration is required to attend. Program hosts will join participants when the program is about to begin. There is generally a Question and Answer session at the end of the program to allow participants to ask questions.
Please note the programs are now at 9am!
Join the Zoom meeting at 9am by clicking here.
Meeting ID: 850 5058 6889
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List of Recorded Workshops
This is the list of workshop recordings that can be found on the left menu, "Workshop Recordings".
October 17, 2020 - Living with Deer as a Foothill Gardener
September 19, 2020 Container Gardening --"Thrillers, Spillers and Fillers"
September 5, 2020 Broccoli, Lettuce and Kale, Oh My! Cool Season Vegetables, Session 2 of 2
August 29, 2020 Broccoli, Lettuce and Kale, Oh My! Cool Season Vegetables, Session 1 of 2
August 22, 2020 Compost is the Gardener's Best Friend
August 15, 2020 Flowers 101 - From Seed to Vase
August 1, 2020 Seed Saving Basics
June 27, 2020 Weeds: The Good-The Bad-The Ugly
June 13, 2020 Garden Makeover: From Lawn to Landscape
Garden Tips for Fall
- Ground covers, shrubs, trees, and flowers get off to a better start if they are planted in the fall when the soil is still warm.
- Check local nurseries for a large variety of fall-coloring trees and shrubs. Bulbs are also in good supply now, so shop early for the best selection. Send in mail orders for special varieties of fruits, grapes, or berries, so they will arrive in time for dormant-season planting.
- Plant seeds of spinach, peas, chives, and green onions. Divide garlic bulbs and plant the cloves in rich, well-drained soil.
- To prevent bulbs from rotting, plant them in a location that receives little to no summer water. Add soft rock phosphate to the bottom of the planting hole. Super phosphate may be added to the soil surface for immediate availability. Water until the rains begin.
- Plant cool-season annuals such as calendulas, Iceland poppies (Papaver spp.), pansies (Viola spp.), primroses (Primula), snapdragons (Antirrhinum spp.), or stock (Matthiola spp.), to create a colorful display during the winter months before the bulbs come up.
- Plant a winter cover crop in the garden to improve the soil and increase your summer vegetable harvest, especially tomatoes.
- Clean up spent annuals and vegetables, and remove fruit and leaves from under the trees. Compost only pest-free plant debris.
- Now is the time to refurbish your lawn. Mow with the blade low. Scratch the bare areas with a rake, then seed and top-dress. Water regularly until it rains.
- Control cool-season weeds. Water well to sprout seeds and pull weeds by hand or use herbicides. Pre-emergent herbicides may be applied for effective control on paths and along fence lines. Use caution when using herbicides. Follow the label carefully.
- Mulch to suppress the next season’s weeds.
- Help control corn earworms and tomato hornworms by cultivating or tilling plant residues into this year’s planting beds. Remove all parts of diseased plants. Do not put infected plant material in the compost as diseases can overwinter to infect next year’s crops.
- Cut old perennials almost to the ground. Work compost, fir bark, rice hulls, or wood chips into the soil. Check to see that growing conditions have not greatly changed. Plants may now have too much shade, sun or competition from other plants. Divide and replant perennials that are not doing well. Add a few new ones to the beds too.
- Rake up all leaves and fallen fruit. Dispose of any diseased fruit and plant parts.
|Made in the Shade - Live on Zoom!||10/24/2020|
|"It's Alive!" Special Halloween Soil Building Workshop||10/31/2020|
Upcoming Live ZOOM Workshops
Made in the Shade - October 24th
"It's Alive!" A special Halloween Soil-Building Workshop - October 31st
The Art and Science of Pruning - in 2 Sessions
November 7 and November 14
**Please note that currently our workshops begin at 9am!! **
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