Best time of the year to plant strawberries
The University of California recommends that mid to late August is generally the best time to plant strawberries in all locations. Day-neutral cultivars can be planted in the fall, February and March. Short day varieties can be planted in November. When to Plant Strawberries
is a publication from the university that will give you more information about the different cultivars, when to plant, and when to expect them to produce. Varieties that Master Gardeners have found to be good in Santa Clara County are Aptos, Chandler, Fern, Hecker, Pajaro, Quinalt, Seascape, and Sequoia.
This link to the California Garden Web, Growing Berries in Your Yard
, will give you detailed information about strawberry varieties, planting, care and management.
Tomato leaves turning yellow, plant dying
A few yellow leaves at the base of a tomato plant are often of no concern. However, when the plant has a significant number of yellowing leaves and the problem starts with one branch or side of the plant and then spreading, it may be infected with ...
Pruning Apple Trees
Here are some Extension resources about pruning apple trees. Be aware that some of the advice in these non-California resources may be specific to a different climate, but the general approach for apple tree maintenance should be the same. Videos: ...
Many fruits and nuts require a certain number of chill hours in order to produce. The UC Home Orchard website describes chilling as "the number of hours below 45°F, is an important climatic factor that influences bud break, fruit set, and fruit ...
There are two types of Oxalis weeds found in Santa Clara County: Creeping Woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata) Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae) also known as Buttercup Oxalis Information about how to control both of these weeds can be found in the UC ...
A note about soil testing: if your plants are growing well, you may not have to worry about it. However, from the Master Gardener Handbook 2nd Ed.: "because most nutritional disorders of plants are difficult to diagnose from visual symptoms alone, ...