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April in the Garden

How did your gardens hold up to this week’s crazy winds?  It was a nail biter!  We normally see a lot of wind this time of year but we set some records on Thursday.  Luckily, there’s still time to replant if anything was damaged.

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UNCE Horticulture Publications for Southern Nevada

Here are some helpful publications from our local cooperative extension.  You can browse additional University of Nevada Cooperative Extension publications here.

Becoming a Desert Gardener – includes a planting calendar for our our area.

Creating an Organic Garden in Southern Nevada

Home Vegetable Production in Southern Nevada

Hardening Off Transplants

Recognizing Plant Nutrient Deficiencies

Feed Your Soil, Not Your Plants

Starting a Worm Farm


Irrigating Your Vegetable Garden

Fall Gardening Checklist for Southern Nevada

Plant Hardiness Zone for Nevada Horticulture

Freeze Damage to Plants in Lower Elevations in Southern Nevada

Pest Control

Aphids and Their Management in Home Gardens

Spider Mite Management in Home Gardens

Squash Bug Control in Home Gardens


Growing Tomatoes in Southern Nevada

Common Tomato Disorders Under Desert Conditions





Spring Sale on Garden Beds

Spring is just around the corner and the Provident Community Garden is having a sale on garden beds!  The initial $75 fee is being waived.  Now, the only cost is $10/mo for maintenance which includes water.  It’s time for you to jump in and start gardening without the hassle of installing raised beds and irrigation in your backyard.   Our 4′ x 8′ beds are filled with great soil and each have their own irrigation hookups.  This is also an easy way for experienced gardeners to expand their garden space.  Come join our community of gardeners!

We are located at 6001 W Oakey, behind the Mountain View Church.  Take a look at our Available Garden Beds and contact Nedra Hoogland at to reserve your bed.  We’ll see you in the garden soon!

Happy Gardening!


Garden Beds are Waiting for You

The holiday season has come to an end which means it’s time to start thinking about our gardens for the spring cool season. Joining a community garden is an easy way to try your hand at gardening. The beds are already built, filled with great soil and have individual irrigation hookups. It’s also a great way to learn from your neighbors.  Even if you’ve passed the novice gardening stage long ago, joining a community garden is an quick way to expand your growing space.  It’s also very rewarding to guide others as they embark on their gardening journey.

The Provident Community Garden has 4’x8′ raised beds ready for planting.   We are located at 6001 W Oakey, behind the Mountain View Church.  There is a one time fee of $75.  Water and maintenance is $10/mo paid quarterly.  Please contact Nedra Hoogland at with any questions or to join our community of gardeners.

Here are some highlights from our fall cool season…

Non-vining varieties of peas are easy to grow without a trellis.


Beautiful head of broccoli is ready to pick!


Romaine lettuce




Beautiful purple cabbage

Happy Gardening!


December Southern NV Master Gardener Public Events

Here are the December public events hosted by the Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada.  Find this and past community newsletters at

“In the Gardens”

Join the Master Gardeners “In the Gardens” as they do planting/harvesting and seasonal maintenance.

  • Rose Garden  – Mondays, December 5 and 19 at 9am.
  • Vegetable/Fruit Trials Garden – Wednesday, December 14 at 10am.
  • Garden Tours – Fridays, December 2, 9, 16 at 10am.

The Cooperative Extension gardens are located at 8050 Paradise Rd. (Windmill Exit off 215).  Garden Tours meet at the Master Gardener Help Desk; parking is available in the front lot.  Otherwise, park in the back lot and look for the Master Gardeners “in the gardens!”

 Cooperative Extension Demonstration Gardens Three acre botanical garden at 8050 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas 89123 featuring 1300 species of desert-adapted plants that are identified by botanical and common names. Specialty plantings include: Roses, Milkweeds, Herbs, Vegetables, Fruit Orchard, Native Wash, Cacti. Open to the public weekdays, 8-4:30. Master Gardeners are available from 9-3 at 702-257-5555.

Cooperative Extension Research Center and MG Orchard Fruit and vegetable gardens at 4600 Horse Drive, North Las Vegas, 89131. Open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon. Freshly picked seasonal produce (fees) plus free mulch. Master Gardeners offer guided tours and gardening advice.



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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123