December 14th, 2009
There’s never enough time, especially this time of year! Take a break from the stresses of the holiday season and join us in the UC Davis Good Life Garden for another free herb harvest!
WHEN: Thursday, December 17
TIME: Anytime between 9:30 AM and 2 PM
WHERE: UC Davis Good Life Garden (In the courtyard of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science)
Please bring the following items:
- scissors or pruning shears
- a bag to hold your herbs
- wet paper towels to put in the bag with the herbs (if you don’t have a refrigerator to keep them in for the day)
Below are a couple great ideas on how you can use the herbs from our garden to make some fast and easy gifts for that special gourmand in your life!
HOW TO: Making Rosemary Salt
HOW TO: Making Herbed Butter
December 8th, 2009
This week no one can escape the cold, but your citrus doesn’t have to suffer! To protect your citrus trees from mother nature wrap them in anything from a paper bag to a bed sheet. Pictured here are our orange trees wrapped in burlap. Your goal during the cold temperatures is to retain the plant’s heat or to provide it with an outside heat source. Not sold on the tarp look for your front lawn? Make it festive and wrap Christmas lights around the trunk and stems of the plant to warm the leaves at night.
There are some other great ways to prevent this from happening next winter as well; try planting your trees close together or up against a wall on the south-facing side of your house. Another trick to preventing cold damage is to plant your trees on a higher surface or at the top of a slope because cold winds tend to travel downhill and collect at lower points.