Do you want to plant a citrus tree but do not think you have room for one? You can plant many types of citrus trees in containers. Come for a free library talk on Growing Citrus Trees in Containers presented by UC Master Gardener Elizabeth Evans. Elizabeth will discuss the various types of citrus trees that you can plant in containers, planting method, pruning, fertilizing and watering, frost protection, and identifying and managing pests and diseases.
Would you like to have fruit trees in your back yard ? Have you seen all of the bare root fruit trees for sale in the nurseries and home garden centers lately? Wonder what is involved in planting and growing your own apples or pears or cherries or plums or peaches? Come join us as we begin to plant our own orchard at Martial Cottle Park. We will discuss why bare-root trees are a bargain and a great way to start growing your own fruit trees. We will also discuss where to site your trees, how to prepare the area, and how to prune your new fruit trees to create a sturdy and productive structure that will allow you to control your tree’s size and harvest fruit without an orchard ladder! Then we will go out to our orchard area and give a bare-root tree planting demonstration.
It’s time to start planning your spring and summer vegetable garden. Learn how to prepare beds, when to plant, planting techniques, succession planting, soil improvement, pest control, and more.
Presenter Master Gardener Jonathan Propp: Jonathan has been a Master Gardener since 2008. He specializes in growing organic fruits and vegetables.
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Do you want to plant a fruit tree or do you already have one? Learn what you should consider before you purchase one and how to keep your fruit trees healthy. Come join us for a free library talk on Back Yard Fruit Tree Basics, presented by UC Master Gardener Kalpana Jain. She will discuss the various types of fruit trees, planting location and method, pruning, fertilizing and watering, frost protection, and identifying and managing pests and diseases.
This is the perfect time to plant fruit trees from “bare root” stock. Plants grown from bare root often are more vigorous and healthy and it is less expensive to buy a bare root plant than a nursery plant. How do you find and select the best trees? What is the recommended way to plant – including when and how to prune initially? The answer to that might surprise you! Learn about some of the less common fruit trees, such as pomegranate, Jujube and Mulberry, where to find and buy your own plants, and which fruit tree varieties do best in our area. Come learn about these topics and much more from Master Gardener Kalpana Jain.