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Fall Gardening Checklist for Southern Nevada

This publication will help both the novice and the experienced gardener produce many cool season vegetables in their own yards. Fall is one of the best vegetable gardening times of the year in Southern Nevada. This creates the perfect time to grow many different vegetables such as green, root, bulb and cole crops.

Flowers are yellow and smaller than dandelion flowers.

A Northern Nevada Homeowner's Guide to Identifying and Managing Prickly Lettuce

This fact sheet provides identification and management methods for the nuisance weed prickly lettuce.

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Desert Gardening in Southern Nevada, January 2021

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Southern Nevada provides horticultural information on gardens, landscapes, plants and other related topics. This newsletter is one of many resources of information available to the public to help accomplish that mission.

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Do you like to grow plants, help people and support your community? Become an Master Gardener.

Overview

The results of a Nevada’s Washoe County Horticulture Needs Assessment identified the following issues: home food production and edible landscaping, diagnosis and management of plant pests (insects, disease, weeds), local food production and urban agriculture, sustainable landscaping practices (including native plant landscaping), and landscape water conservation. In addition, the Mojave Desert’s unique conditions require special training. Extension offices in both Clark and Washoe Counties receive thousands of phone calls and emails, as well as visits to the office, from people requesting assistance, which can easily overwhelm faculty and staff resources.

Across Nevada, Extension Master Gardeners volunteer over 40,000 hours each year. Some Master Gardener volunteer activities are consistent throughout the state, including teaching classes, offering garden tours, staffing information booths at community events, and answering questions in person at Extension offices and through email and telephone. In addition, Master Gardeners in each county performed activities and events specific to the county. Master Gardeners also presented for the Southern Utah Green conference.

Have a gardening question?

If you have questions about gardening in Nevada, let us know! We're here to help you with your plant questions. Here's our info. We hope you reach out.

Washoe County Master Gardeners
Email: mastergardeners@unce.unr.edu
Phone: 775-784-4848
Text: 775-399-8522

Clark County Master Gardeners
Email: lvmastergardeners@unce.unr.edu
Phone: 702-257-5555

 

Meet the leadership team

Wendy Hanson Mazet
Program Leader & Contact
Washoe
Heidi Kratsch
Program Leader
Washoe
Lori Leas
Program Leader & Contact
Clark County - Las Vegas
Angela O'Callaghan
Program Leader
Clark County - Las Vegas

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