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: 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

Your Garden . . .with Kate Russell: Warm, moist conditions means basil downy mildew threatens local crops

2019-06-12T19:31:42-07:00

Basil downy mildew pathogen is under California state quarantine Basil’s fragrant leaves make it a Morgan Hill gardener's favorite, but there is a new disease on the horizon: basil downy mildew. And warm, moist conditions are all [...]

Your Garden . . .with Kate Russell: Warm, moist conditions means basil downy mildew threatens local crops2019-06-12T19:31:42-07:00