Choosing seeds for next spring

The holidays are over. Now your mailbox is full of seed catalogs, and your local nursery is displaying racks and racks of seeds. It’s time to start planning the garden for next spring! But the seed packets and catalogs have terms you’ve never heard of before. What do the terms …

What’s blooming now?

Spring is often referred to as the season of transformation and renewal. Temperatures rise, rainy days begin and flowers appear, signaling gardeners to spring out of their winter funks and begin working their gardens. As you are out in the garden this spring, don’t forget to take some time to …

Get ready in case of heavy rain or flood events this winter

by Ashley Andrews, communications specialist   This time of year is my favorite; I love how autumn-colored leaves drift gently down from above. For me, it is easy to get lost in the beauty of the seasons changing around us, summer to fall and fall to winter. It is important …

Preventing Spring Weeding Chores

By Melody Hefner, Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator As much as I like to garden, by fall I’m grateful for the freezing nights and the reduced garden chores. During a session of garden clean-up, I remembered that it was time to start thinking about a fall preeemergence herbicide …

Season Extension Techniques Are the Secret to Fall and Winter Gardens

The first hard freeze of the year is behind us, so you may not be thinking of extending the season because your vegetable garden has already turned from vibrant green to black. For example, I have friends who picked the last of their tomatoes to prepare for and now have …

Growing Great Gardeners through Successful School Gardens

School garden success is like anything else in life: it takes an understanding of how to grow people, plants and resources. To start a school garden, you will need a good site, great planning and communication, access to community resources, common sense, committed and motivated people, school support and enthusiastic …

University of Nevada, Reno Drought Expertise Resource List

Compiled by Claudene Wharton, whartonc@unce.unr.edu. EXPERTISE RELATED TO DROUGHT   UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO :   Name: Douglas P. Boyle Title: Nevada State Climatologist, Associate Professor of Water Resources and Climate Change Organization: University of Nevada, Reno, College of Science, Nevada State Climate Office Phone: 775-784-1723 Email: douglasb@unr.edu Website: www.climate.unr.edu …

Cooperative Extension experts offer free gardening classes Tuesday evenings

For immediate release: Feb. 4, 2014 Cooperative Extension experts offer free gardening classes Tuesday evenings University teams up with Washoe Parks and Bartley Ranch RENO, Nev. – Gardening in Nevada can be challenging. Before digging in this spring, you can get some free advice from the experts – University of …

UNCE Releases Master Gardener Plant Sale Plant List

About the Sale On Saturday, May 18 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Hungry Mother Organics will sell thousands of organically grown annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and shrubs as a fund-raiser for the UNCE Master Gardener program. The plant sale will be held at …