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.
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.
It’s time to start planting our spring cool season gardens. One mistake many new gardeners make is planting the wrong plants at the wrong time of year. It is really important to use local information when deciding what and when to plant especially for our desert climate. Continue reading Cool Season Veggies
Here are the December public events hosted by the Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada. Find this and past community newsletters at http://www.unce.unr.edu/areas/southern/newsletters/.
“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.
MASTER GARDENER HOME GARDENING HELP LINE
Updates posted at: https://www.facebook.com/MasterGardenersOfSouthernNevada[facebook.com]
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123