Tips for Watering
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Tips for Watering

Record Rainfalls We’ve all experienced the water restrictions here in California and watched our lawns turn brown and our plants curl up. People had horror stories of being fined for not adhering to water rations. Then, all of a sudden, the skies opened up and we saw record breaking precipitation and disastrous flooding. Everything was…

Cover Crops
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Cover Crops

With year round gardening required at the garden, you may be wondering what to plant. If the thought of deciding what winter crops to plant is daunting this year, consider doing a cover crop. Cover crops are close-growing plants sown in rotation with food crops, or inter-seeded between food crops to cover bare ground Cover…

American Black Nightshade

American Black Nightshade American Black Nightshade is a member of the nightshade family. Nightshade is a family of plants that includes potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco and eggplant. The unique thing about Nightshades is that they contain small amounts of alkaloids, which are chemicals found in plants. While some alkaloids have positive effects on human health,…

Invasive Plants

What are invasive plants? Aren’t plants good? Isn’t that why we garden? So why does our garden have a list of plants not allowed to plant in your garden? The reason is that non-native invasive plant species pose an increasing threat to our natural ecosystems. Invasive plants are plants that have been introduced into an…