Bring vegetable growing indoors this winter

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Jenn Fisher

The growing season is winding down, and we are putting our gardens to bed. However, growing your own food doesn’t have to be over. There are many kitchen scraps from your fridge that you can regrow to have freshly grown produce in your own home, including and not limited to romaine lettuce, cabbage, bok choy,…

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice

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It was a long hot summer, and the crisp, refreshing fall air is finally here. Now it is time to change over the decorations, break out the scarves and flannel, and find uses for those pumpkins you have been nurturing. Pumpkins, sometimes known as winter squash, come in beautiful colors often associated with fall. Those…

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Mistakes to avoid when applying preemergence herbicides

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

Fall is a good time to get a head start on weed control by applying preemergence herbicides. Herbicides are chemicals that kill plants. Preemergence herbicides target plant seeds, providing a chemical barrier. As the seeds begin to sprout, they encounter this chemical barrier, and cell division in the young root system is prevented. This results…

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Look for QWEL-certified pros for your next landscape contract

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Jenn Fisher

Did you know the average 2.5-person household in Nevada uses 126,000 gallons of water per year, with an average of 75 percent of that being used outdoors? This represents 38,000 gallons more than the average American household. The need for water-efficient landscapes in Nevada is nothing new. But as our population continues to grow and…

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Growing garlic for beginners

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The rewards of homegrown garlic can be delicious. Homegrown garlic has a better flavor profile than what you find in a grocery store. I had a few cloves leftover from my last grocery run and wanted to find out if they would grow. As a beginning gardener, it can be easy to get excited and…

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Selecting fruit trees and berries

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy, a Certified Arborist, is the Northern Area/Washoe County Horticulturist. She has expertise in horticulture, arboriculture, noxious weeds, and vegetable and low water use gardening.

As Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Wendy leads many volunteer horticulture programs including the Northern Nevada Master Gardener Program, Advanced Master Gardener Training Program, Advanced Master Gardener Greenhouse Program and Annual Master Gardener Plant Faire Extravaganza.

She also offers basic and advanced horticulture classes to arborists, green industry professionals and the general public. One of her most well-known programs is the Gardening in Nevada: Bartley Ranch Series, which offers free gardening classes at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno every February and March.

Wendy’s Contact information:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northern Area/Washoe County Office
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Email: hansonw@unce.unr.edu

Ph: (775) 336-0246, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881
Wendy Hanson Mazet

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From bountiful gardens of vegetables and fruits to edible landscapes filled with berries, the idea of growing your own food sounds easy. The first step towards success is making the right selection to start with. If you are new to the world of fruit gardening, it is a different environment. Gone are the days of…

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Is it scientific or just a myth?

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Jenn Fisher

When you search online for vegetable gardening information, you are inundated with numerous blogs and articles with planting tips and tricks. Unfortunately, much of what is written is not supported scientifically. One of these topics is the concept of plant enemies. Plant enemies, as described by bloggers, are plants that harm other plants either by…

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Fall is great for adding organic matter to your garden

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

Many of us add compost and till our vegetable garden beds in the spring. This is a time-honored practice. But did you know fall is also an excellent time to add organic matter? Soils are made up of sand, silt, clay and organic matter. Good, productive soils contain 5 percent organic matter. Our native soils…

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Saving seeds from your garden is easy and free

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Jenn Fisher

I recently heard a fascinating story that got me excited about seed saving. After the death of her grandfather, his granddaughter went through his home. Under the floor boards, she found his army gear from when he served in the Vietnam War. Inside the front pocket of his army top, she found a small paper…

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Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension and other University programs

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Jenn Fisher

Do you know what University of Nevada Cooperative Extension does in your community? I find in my daily work that many people don’t know what Cooperative Extension is, or that there are Cooperative Extension offices in every county in the state. Cooperative Extension puts University research to work in in your home, workplace and community.…

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