MARIPOSA — Want some plant lists for a winter garden? Need to know whether to cut back your passion flower vines now or wait until spring? When should your daffodil bulbs go into the ground? How should you dispose of your dead tomato vines? Is it worth it to plant cover crops that add nitrogen to the soil?
The Mariposa County Master Gardener Helpline can help you with all those things, and any other home gardening questions.
The winter hours begin on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Helpers will be in the office from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursdays only. You can drop in at the office at 5009 Fairgrounds Road, call and leave a message any time at (209) 966-7078, or email the helpline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The helpline returns to in-person service two days a week in March.