HOrT COCO: UC Master Gardener Program-Contra Costa-Blog

  • Plum Gall
    Got a Plum Gall on your Fruit Tree?

    Client's Request:  I'm a trapper in the Ag Department. We have been looking for plum bud gall mites in the county.  I recently came across this plum tree with a huge growth or gall, it's 8"...

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    Another Cockroach Moves Into the Neighborhood

    Advice for Home Gardeners from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Home Gardener's Request: I found 2 of these little beetle like bugs about 1/4-inch long in...

  • Sudden Oak Disease (SOD) Still Here

    Advice for the Home Gardener from theHelp Desk of the UC Master Gardener Programof Contra Costa CountyGardener's Request:  We just moved into a 30-year-old house in the East Bay hills, and we...

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    When to Remove Garden Monterey Pines

    Advice from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Programfor Contra Costa CountyWhen to Remove Garden Monterey Pines Client's Request:I live in El Sobrante near the San Pablo Reservoir. On...

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    Identifying the Maytens Tree

    Help for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Identifying a Mayten Garden Tree Client's Request:  Hello Master Gardeners, could...

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    Heirloom Tomatoes Not Ripening

    Advice from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa CountyClient's Request:  I purchased a Yellow Rainbow Beefsteak Tomato Plant at your annual sale in Walnut Creek this...

  • Gerbera Daisies
    Gerbera Daisy

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa CountyClient's Request:  Hi. I live in East County. I have a bunch of Gerbera Daisies that I'd...

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    Oh! Oh!...Black Soldier Flies in your Worm Bin?

    Help for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of theUC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa CountyClient's Request:  Hi Master Gardeners, I live in Oakley and have had a worm bin in the...

  • Leaf-footed Bugs on Pomegranates
    Leaf-Footed Bugs Eating YOUR Pomegranates!

    Help for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Client Request:  Hi...I am looking for some help. I have a pomegranate tree that I have...

  • Using Sand in Your Garden

    Advice for the Home Gardener from the Help Desk of the UC Master Gardener Program of Contra Costa County Client's Request:  I have some sandbags that we filled at a City facility. A few of...