Liquid Gypsum by Soil Logic

California Natives

Trees for new home

From Paul: As usual, thanks for your help. Here is my latest plan: Swan Hill Fruitless Olives anchoring the house on both sides and middle in the front.... Read more »
California Pepper tree

California Pepper tree

Question from Linda: Hi, Am helping my cousin landscape her yard in San Diego and she says that nothing she’s tried will grow in the ground under the dripline. Any suggestions? Answer... Read more »

Vegetables & Fruits

Carrot Germination by Boiling-Water Method

Carrot Germination by Boiling-Water Method

Question from Matt: I was fortunate enough to attend your presentation at the last SD Master Gardener Seminar. At that time, you suggested speeding up the germination period for... Read more »

Swiss Chard

Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops Planting months: year round Spacing:Thin to six inches, rows 18 inches apart Special Tips: soak... Read more »

Pests

Getting Rid of Citrus Pests

Question from Jon: I have something here that I need some advice on. I have attached 3 photos of a branch on my Meyer Lemon tree. I have a steady stream... Read more »
Avocado Trees, Mites, and Gophers

Avocado Trees, Mites, and Gophers

Question: I’m on a fast mission, quite desperate. I’m pulling my hair out. I have an avocado tree that has mites and is definitely languishing. Too much rain, and even... Read more »

Garden Q & A

Carrot Germination by Boiling-Water Method

Carrot Germination by Boiling-Water Method

Question from Matt: I was fortunate enough to attend your presentation at the last SD Master Gardener Seminar. At that time, you suggested speeding up the germination period for... Read more »

Fertilizing and Rain

Q. Can you give me some reasons that it’s not good to fertilize when it’s raining? A. Walking on heavy soil when it is wet can compact the... Read more »

Herbs

Pruning Lavendar

Question from Heather: I live near the coast. When is the best time to prune back lavendar? I did it a few months back, but not aggressively. Now they... Read more »
Cilantro

Cilantro

Question from Christina: I have cilantro in a container outside…the problem is, it’s leaves have turned purple. I don’t know what I am doing wrong and can’t... Read more »

Pots & Containers

Honeysuckle Dying

Honeysuckle Dying

Jan. 15 | Q: Purchased a ‘mint crisp’ honeysuckle in a 1 gal pot; transplanted to a larger planter (hoping to move so I’m trying not to actually plant it). Was doing just... Read more »

Heat and Cold-Resistant Container Plants

Dec. 10 | Question from Brenda: What are some good container plants for Oklahoma that will make it through our cold winters and hot summers?  Thank you! Answer... Read more »

Composting

New Gardener – Composting for Two

Feb. 18 | The Jora composter works fine with a few caveats. It takes a man or a very strong and handy woman to put it together. Be sure to fill with equal parts... Read more »
KugelKulture

KugelKulture

Feb. 26 | Question from Maria: I was reading early on, about Kugelkulture, where the wood (not necessarly chipped ) is deeply dug into the soil and even covered with a lot of soil…..Yes,... Read more »

Fertilizer

Do Not Dig Chipper Materials into the Ground

Do Not Dig Chipper Materials into the Ground

Feb. 28 | Question from Harry: I have heavy clay soil. When it gets wet, it sticks to my shoes. Recently I got a load of chipper materials from a local tree-pruner. I have been wheelbarrowing... Read more »

Fertilizing and Rain

Feb. 20 | Q. Can you give me some reasons that it’s not good to fertilize when it’s raining? A. Walking on heavy soil when it is wet can compact the... Read more »