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The definitive guide to gardening in California! At over 700 pages, no other California gardening guide contains this depth of information. The California Master Gardener Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for all California gardeners.
Chapters cover soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant propagation, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable gardening; specific garden crops including grapes, berries temperate fruits and nuts, citrus, and avocados. Also included is information on lawns, woody landscape plants, landscape design and developing problem-solving skills.
" Now there's a new bible on the block for home gardeners . . ." – San Jose Mercury News
You can download a free sample Chapter 2, Introduction to Horticulture, in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
This chapter is recommended reference material for persons studying to become Certified Crop Advisors (CCA). This sample chapter is best viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Looking for a Master Gardener program in your area? Here are links to all of the UCCE Master Gardener programs in California.