Category Archive: Plant Diseases and Pests

Neighborhood Watch for Vegetables

Imagine coming to the garden to harvest your first artichoke of the season and you find it gone! Your anticipation is quickly replaced with disappointment, anger and suspicion.  Please be mindful of each other’s gardens. Report rule violations – including theft – and garden intruders. Thank you!    

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Remedies for Pocket Gophers

Orange County Vector Control’s recommendation, and other options, on dealing with the common pocket gopher. Are there alternates to trapping? Alternates for killing, yes. Let’s look to nature: Cats when hungry are one defense. Gopher Snakes are another. These lovely creatures are the color of our desert dirt, have a darker camouflage pattern, and a …

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Winter in the Garden

  It’s fall and the HBCG gardeners are busy managing pests, raising winter crops and eagerly planning their spring and summer planting schedules. Winter crops are the most nutrient dense plants. And are they delicious! Our weather is perfect for growing a variety of cool weather crops. If you use your plot only in the …

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Soil Test Results for HBCG Atlanta

January 19, 2011 report from Wallace Laboratories, LLC, El Segundo, C, sent to HGCG President David Baronfeld for a soil sample submitted July 2010. Healthy-Looking Soil At the time of the soil sample (July 2010), the results were the soil was low on Nitrogen, high in Phosphorus, and high in Potassium (Potash). This means the …

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