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Planting Bare Root Trees

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Planting Bare Root Trees

It feels like springtime outside in Chico, and we need to remember that it is still winter, and therefore time to plant bare root fruit & nut trees, and berry canes, among other things. This year we ordered our bare root trees from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply.

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Building a Compost Pile

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Building a Compost Pile

Composting is a great way to keep biomass on your property, keep food waste out of the landfills, and help build soil life as microorganisms will be attracted to the bioactivity in the pile.

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Winter Gardening Tips

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Winter Gardening Tips

Water, or wait for rain? We've been having a dry spell here in Chico. Our last rain is a distant memory and while the soil still holds some of that moisture, we must irrigate certain plantings, like our rows of garlic and onions.

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Protecting Citrus from Cold Weather

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Protecting Citrus from Cold Weather

When the weather forecast indicates temperatures cold enough to harm citrus, a few steps should be taken to care for your trees.

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Planting Onions

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Planting Onions

In anticipation of our first real autumn rains, we determined it was time to plant our bare-root onion plants. The bed was prepared with the broadfork to loosen the soil, and a wheel hoe with the cultivator attachment to make a nice, open bed.

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