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Edible Gardening

This section provides useful tips on growing your own fruits and vegetables right here in Contra Costa. Check out the pages listed at left for various guides and information!

In prior years, we received many questions about the sustained drought.  Since repeated drought cycles are common in California, here are some tips that you may find helpful:

Your Food Garden During Drought
Dry Farming Tomatoes
Tomatoes & Drought in Contra Costa

Several FAQs and Contra Costa Times articles are listed below that address edible gardening questions we receive often.  

Soil Testing Laboratories for Home Gardeners
Water Testing Labs for Home Gardeners

Find out more about the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County and the educational and community outreach services we provide by visiting the top navigation links on this web site.