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California Natives

Planting on a Bank & Best Substitutes for Lawns

Question from Howard: We are a Homeowners association with a steep bank, 45 degrees or steeper, three blocks long and about 30 feet high. What drought... Read more »
Trees for new home

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. (full sun with sea breeze) Acacia... Read more »

Vegetables & Fruits

Swiss Chard

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 seeds 24 hours prior to... Read more »

Chicken or Horse Manure

Q. I’ve heard you talk about the benefits of horse manure.What is your opinion of using chicken instead of horse manure? I was told recently chicken... 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

Pruning Lavendar

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 are even larger, too big... Read more »

Chicken or Horse Manure

Q. I’ve heard you talk about the benefits of horse manure.What is your opinion of using chicken instead of horse manure? I was told recently chicken... Read more »

Herbs

Tarragon and Thyme

Question from Dee: This is my first garden this year so I really don’t know what I Am doing.I buy tarragon and Thyme every year and put it in pots.I... Read more »
Pruning Lavendar

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 are even larger, too big... 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

Aspergillosis or Fungus Diseases of the Lung Caused by Earth-born Pathogens in Soil and Compost

Jan. 3 | Question from Robin: I am an old friend of Nancy Schibanoff and Sharrie Woods. Have known them both close over 25 years…as our sons grew up together. Sharrie... Read more »
Compost Pile Too Hard to Turn Over

Compost Pile Too Hard to Turn Over

Jan. 23 | Question from Mara: When I try to turn the dirt over in my compost pile, the pitch fork just gets stuck, and I can’t turn the soil. It seems like there are small roots keeping... Read more »

Fertilizer

Generic Fertilizers & Soil Amendments

Generic Fertilizers & Soil Amendments

Jan. 27 | This Generic Fertilizers Chart show you what products can be used for a “source of”, how quickly it works, approximate formula, and characteristics. Generic Fertilizers... Read more »

Chicken or Horse Manure

Jan. 17 | Q. I’ve heard you talk about the benefits of horse manure.What is your opinion of using chicken instead of horse manure? I was told recently chicken... Read more »