UCCE Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of San Joaquin County

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Water Conservation in the Home Landscape

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This is probably not news to you but we are entering one of California's driest years. Governor Brown has asked Californians to voluntarily reduce their water consumption by 20%. We have created a page full of tips, resources, websites and helpful information to help you conserve water in your home landscape. We will continue to add information to this page so check back often. To visit our new page, click here.

 

Summer Management for Fire Blight

We've been getting calls this summer from gardeners finding fire blight damage in backyards and landscapes. Fire blight is usually associated with wet springs. Although spring 2014 wasn't particularly wet, rain occurring when apples, pears, quince, cotoneaster, and pyracantha are in bloom can induce the disease even in dry years.

The malady is called fire blight because terminals of affected branches suddenly blacken and die as if they've been scorched by fire. (see picture)

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Master Gardeners & Social Media 

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The San Joaquin Master Gardeners have been slowly growing in the world of social media. We have had an active website, a quarterly newsletter, a Facebook page and recently active our Pinterest page that is full of useful gardening information and pins. Soon we will be adding a garden blog that will run on the Stockton Records website. We would like you to "like" us on Facebook, "follow" us on Pinterest and "subscribe" to our blog once it is live. You can find quick links to all of these sites in the navigation bar to the far left of this website.

 

 

What's Growing On - SJMG Blog

Saving Lettuce Seeds

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By: Master Gardener Lee Miller My lettuce that I didn't get to harvest is now bursting with blossoms and seeds.  I love lettuce and the salads made from it. Hence, I like to grow lots of different kinds and colors too: butter heads, leaf types, and...

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

What to do about peach leaf curl

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If you have a peach or nectarine tree you may have a tree with leaves that look like mine. I was hoping this year would be a “good” year and I wouldn't see this on my trees, especially since I didn't apply any dormant sprays this year, but no...

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Lose the bag... grasscycle!

Grass clippings make up a surprisingly large portion of California's solid waste stream during the growing season. With few exceptions, it is actually best to leave the clippings on the lawn after mowing. This practice, termed “grasscycling,”...

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 9:52 PM

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Valley Gardener's Journal For Year-Round Blooms

The San Joaquin Master Gardeners are excited about the Valley Gardener's Journal For Year-Round Blooms. This garden journal is now available for purchase and is great for any gardener. For more info click here!  

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Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau

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Click here if you would like to request a Master Gardener to come and   present to your club, school or group. We ask that you submit your request at least 30 days prior to the event or meeting date.

Community Project Assistance

Click here if you are interested in the Master Gardener Program helping out with a project or program that you are involved with or interested in starting.

 

Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Marcy Sousa
209-953-6100
mdhachman@ucanr.edu

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