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The Spring Yolo Gardener is now available. Follow the heading in the banner above or this link.
Gardening with Limited Water
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought. Either select the link from the top navigation above or click here for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden.
Norton Hall Demo Garden
Yolo County Master Gardeners were busy this autumn replacing the garden beds outside of the Yolo County Agricultural Extension Office at 70 Cottonwood Drive in Woodland also known as Norton Hall.
Download PowerPoint presentation of Plant list
March in the Garden
Flush irrigation systems. Check sprinklers and drippers; repair as needed.
Keep adding water to pond plants to encourage early bloom.
Feed azaleas and camellias at end of bloom.
Fertilize indoor plants as needed.
Fertilize lawn, annuals, vegetables, and citrus trees as spring growth starts.
Spray peach, apricot, plum, and nectarine trees to controls hot hole fungus and brown rot.
Check roses for black spot and rust. Prevent these diseases by watering early in the day, and avoiding over head watering.
Look for aphids on roses. Blast them with a strong stream of water.
Get a good start on early spring weeding.
Prune spring flowering shrubs and trees after bloom. Be careful not to remove second and third year growth from shrubs such as lilac as this is where next year’s flowers will appear.
Set out tomato plants only when night temperatures reach 50 degrees.
Bulbs & Flowers
Plant bulbs, rhizomes, corms, and tubers for calla, canna, liatrus, and dahlias.
Vegetables & Herbs
Start seeds in green house or cold frame for lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, beets, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, Celery, corn, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, Kohlrabi, peas, potato eyes, radishes, and summer squash.
Transplant seedlings or purchased plants of lettuce, tomatoes, and chard.
Harvest lettuce, spinach, peas, last of Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and carrots
Refer to vegetable planting guide for best timing of spring cold tolerant vegetable seeds and transplants.
Trees & Shrubs
Plant citrus trees
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Is freeze in the forecast?
Yes! Read about how to protect sensitive plants from the low temperatures that are forecast this week. Follow this link
New 2016 Edition "Gardener's Companion" Garden Journal on sale now! $18
Journal includes :
- Monthly Planting Guides
- Monthly Garden Checklist
- Vegetable Planting Guide
- Drought Tolerant Plants
- Guides to Growing
and much more for the Yolo County Gardener.
All sale proceeds support The UC Master Gardener's of Yolo County.