ReptileAddiction wrote:I cant even get in contact with my county extension let alone be able to get someone out here.
So true; the county extension services have been cut to the bone and then some, even in the agricultural ("rural") counties of California. In the "urban" counties, they've disappeared altogether....
The Master Gardener programs are staffed maybe one day a week, which is unbelievable, since Master Gardeners are volunteers. They go through a lot
of training (I looked into it but didn't have the wall-to-wall, Monday through Friday all day every day for several weeks time available) to earn the recognition as a Master Gardener and then staff telephones and community projects as volunteers. Yet my county has MG phone service one day a week...and it's not even all day.
Advice here at THG is friendly, experienced, and--most importantly--available
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9