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How do I harvest and store vegetables from my garden?

To get the most from your vegetables, harvest them when they are at the best stage for eating and store them under conditions that will keep them as close to garden-fresh as possible.

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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 8:50 AM

How do I water my vegetable garden?

Most all gardens in California will require some irrigation especially in summer. Irrigation that is inadequate will cause a significant reduction in productivity. However, water can be very expensive so creating an irrigation system that will adjust to the rooting depth of various plants is important. Learn more ....

water veg garden
water veg garden

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 10:37 AM

With what and how do I fertilize my home vegetable garden?

Vegetables grown in most California soils often require some fertilizer for best growth. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient and can be applied using either organic forms such as manures or compost or inorganic forms (chemical fertilizers) to supply needed nutrients.

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Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 2:01 PM

When should I plant my garden?

California has a unique vegetable growing climate and we can grow many different types of vegetable crops throughout the year. Crops are classified as warm season or cool season crops. It is important that you plant at the right time of year for each crop for optimum yield. . . . . .     Learn more


vegetable gardening in a raised bed
vegetable gardening in a raised bed

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 8:54 AM
Tags: california (8), gardening (17), master gardener (9), vegetable (1)

How do I provide structural support for my grape vines?

Strong structural support is needed to support the vines and crop; this can be a trellis, an arbor, or a fence. Many gardeners grow grapes on an arbor to provide both shade and fruit.

A trellis provides the easiest method . . . Learn more

grape vine arbor
grape vine arbor

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 10:53 AM

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