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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
December in the Garden
Check catalogs for seeds.
Outdoor lights provide warmth to frost sensitive plants.
Protect citrus, bougainvillea, & other cold sensitive plants with non-plastic wraps when necessary.
Keep poinsettias in a sunny, warm location. Feed monthly and soak the soil when you water.
Keep leaves and debris from piling up; they shelter disease and insects.
Apply second dormant spray of copper to fruit trees.
Prune shade trees, and roses, and other sturdy shrubs while they are dormant. Remove leaves from roses to force dormancy.
Avoid over-pruning of other perennials to reduce their susceptibility to freeze damage in the coming winter.
Bulbs & Flowers
- Plant any tulip and daffodil bulbs that you stillhave stored in your refrigerator. Tulips not chilled will bloom on slightly shorter stems.
- Plant cyclamen.
- Plant asparagus, strawberries, artichokes, andrhubarb.
Vegetables & Herbs
- Start seeds in greenhouse or cold frame for Cauliflower, broccoli, onion, cabbage, lettuce, beets, spinach, carrots.
- Plant potato eyes.Plant asparagus, rhubarb and artichokes
- Harvest Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, parsnips, rutabaga, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, and turnips.
Trees & Shrubs
- Buy and plant bare root roses early while roots are still fresh.
- If soil is too wet to plant immediately, cover roots with moist mulch to keep them from drying out, or dig a shallow trench and lay them in horizontally, covering roots well.
- Plant bare root fruit trees, asparagus
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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.