August Gardening To Dos

August Gardening To Dos

Continue August is a productive time for our Northern California gardens. Keep harvesting ripe fruits and vegetables. Failure to harvest can hinder production.  For flower gardens: put on some Grateful Dead and deadhead your garden, which should be done on an on-going...

Bring on the Bugs

Bring on the Bugs

You know, in a good way! They’re called beneficial bugs, after all, because they’re a boon to your garden and the planet. Beneficial bugs fall into one or more of three categories pollinators: these bugaboos are an essential component in the reproduction...

Container Gardening 101

Container Gardening 101

Good news! Davis is perfectly situated for a long and productive growing season. Even tiny apartment balcony gardens can be very productive with the right conditions. But container gardens aren’t just for folks with limited space. Here are the big beats when it comes...

Strawberry Container Garden

Strawberry Container Garden

Growing Strawberries in Containers Strawberries grow really well in containers, which means you can grow them in your backyard, on your porch, or even on a balcony with the right light conditions! Step 1 Head to the Co-op to get your strawberry plants. We currently...

How to Propagate: Pothos, Succulents, and Arrowhead

How to Propagate: Pothos, Succulents, and Arrowhead

How to Propagate Pothos Succulents Arrowheads Pothos Pothos is by far one of the friendliest plants to propagate. Before we get started, you will need to know a few basic pieces of plant anatomy. Take a look at your pothos vine; there are leaves, a stem, and a little...

5 Practical Ways That You Can Help Save The Bees

5 Practical Ways That You Can Help Save The Bees

We all know that it is crucial we take steps to save the bees. After all, every one out of three bites of food we eat is dependent on bees for pollination. Our bee populations face many threats from things such as Colony Collapse Disorder, the overuse of pesticides,...

Elderberries: The New Face of California Hedgerows

Elderberries: The New Face of California Hedgerows

The practice of growing hedgerows stems from all the way back to the Medieval times of England and Ireland. Hedgerows can increase the beauty, productivity, and biodiversity of a property and are especially beneficial for farms. Modern day hedgerows are used as a...

Why Organic?

Why Organic?

According to Jane Goodall’s book, “Harvest for Hope”, when chimps were given a choice between organic bananas and conventional bananas 9 out of 10 times they would choose organic! Interestingly when only given conventional bananas the chimps would peel...

Tomato Time

Tomato Time

Summer is the season for tomatoes! Here at the Co-op we love the many delicious varieties of tomatoes that are available in the summer. Tomatoes offer a juicy, fresh flavor and are a healthy meal addition to everything from potluck pasta salad to a classic sandwich....