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UC Cooperative Extension
Karmjot Randhawa
County Director
(559) 243-6564

UC Cooperative Extension
145 Tozer St. Suite 103
Madera, CA 93638
Office Phone: (559) 675-7879
Fax: (559) 675-0639

Gardening in the Sierra Foothills

Bite Size Gardens

To have a successful garden just follow the seven basic rules of vegetable gardening: 


  1. Plant only as much as you can easily maintain. 
  2. Create a garden plan before you begin. 
  3. Grow fruits and vegetables that produce high yields in the space available. 
  4. Plant during the correct season for the crop you would like to grow. Select varieties recommended for your climate zone
  5. Climate Zones

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  1. Select a garden site that has at least 8 hours of full sun each day, avoid shaded locations. 
  2. Prepare the soil and amend and fertilize as needed. 
  3. Harvest fruits, vegetables and herbs at the correct stage of maturity. 
LA Victory Garden Initiative.

Considerations for gardening in and around Oakhurst California. This power point was prepared by UCANR Madera Master Gardener Randy Thomson. Randy transfer from the LA Master Gardener program and has taught the LA Victory Garden Initiative. He is currently working on developing the Grow Oakhurst Victory Garden.

A Where Are We (1)
A Plant selection
GLAVG Handbook