About Kate Russell

Kate Russell is a UCCE Master Gardener of Santa Clara County. She wrote this for Morgan Hill Life. Visit the website www.mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu

Your Garden  . . . with Kate Russell: Is foliar feeding a good alternative to fertilizing your garden soil?

2020-05-19T07:08:10-07:00

If your soil is deficient in these nutrients, foliar feeding can help in the short-term By Kate Russell Can foliar feeding help your Morgan Hill garden plants grow bigger and be more productive? Maybe, and maybe not. [...]

Your Garden  . . . with Kate Russell: Is foliar feeding a good alternative to fertilizing your garden soil?2020-05-19T07:08:10-07:00

Your Garden  . . . with Kate Russell: How deep do roots grow in the soil of your Morgan Hill garden?

2020-03-08T17:45:56-07:00

Learn about each plant’s rooting depth and width By Kate Russell Kate Russell Have you ever wondered how deep plant roots grow in your Morgan Hill garden? We’ve all seen examples of tenacious, wind-battered trees [...]

Your Garden  . . . with Kate Russell: How deep do roots grow in the soil of your Morgan Hill garden?2020-03-08T17:45:56-07:00

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: You can leave autumn leaves right where they have quietly fallen

2019-12-01T08:37:52-08:00

Autumn leaves make excellent compost. Mix “brown” material with equal parts “green” material By Kate Russell As Morgan Hill trees drop their leaves in autumn, you might want to consider a few things before you rake them [...]

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: You can leave autumn leaves right where they have quietly fallen2019-12-01T08:37:52-08:00

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Now is the time of year to plant varieties of onions in Gilroy gardens

2019-11-09T08:22:36-08:00

Most onion diseases are related to excessive moisture Kate Russell Autumn is the best time for Gilroy gardeners to plant onions, scallions, and shallots. Onion bulbs are classified by color: white, yellow, or red. Those [...]

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Now is the time of year to plant varieties of onions in Gilroy gardens2019-11-09T08:22:36-08:00

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Trap cropping can be effective way to lure pests from MH gardens

2019-08-25T16:50:30-07:00

Multiple trap cropping uses several species to lure pests throughout a valuable crop’s life cycle Photo courtesy eOrganic.com By Kate Russell Kate Russell Every year, we plant our garden favorites in Morgan Hill. [...]

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Trap cropping can be effective way to lure pests from MH gardens2019-08-25T16:50:30-07:00

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Many things can cause hardpan, but bottom line is it’s not good for plants

2019-07-11T09:28:55-07:00

Photo courtesy www.vro.agriculture.vic.gov.au Hardpan is a layer of soil so dense that air, water, and roots can barely move through it. Unlike compacted soil, which is a general condition of soil that doesn't have enough [...]

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Many things can cause hardpan, but bottom line is it’s not good for plants2019-07-11T09:28:55-07:00