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: Try to avoid overhead watering to lessen evaporation, chance of disease

2021-03-06T08:53:48-08:00

Overhead watering is a major contributor to fungal and bacterial diseases, such as anthracnose, bacterial spot, blight,  anddowny mildews.   By Kate Russell Kate Russell You’ve probably heard it a hundred times — overhead watering [...]

Your Garden … with Kate Russell: Try to avoid overhead watering to lessen evaporation, chance of disease2021-03-06T08:53:48-08:00

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Smoke particles from fires can endanger your plants, but also help a bit

2020-09-18T18:34:24-07:00

Pollutants in the air come from burning furniture, vehicles, plastics, and other man-made materials   By Kate Russell Kate Russell If a global pandemic wasn't a problem enough, we now find ourselves surrounded by wildfires, [...]

Your Garden . . . with Kate Russell: Smoke particles from fires can endanger your plants, but also help a bit2020-09-18T18:34:24-07:00

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