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Over the Garden Fence: Prolonging Your Tomato Growing Season

By UC Master Gardener of Mariposa County – Helen Willoughby-Peck Red, yellow, green, orange, brown, purple, and even white, the quintessential tasty treats of summer will soon stop producing. Cooler weather and shorter days signal the end of our tomato growing season and your plants will begin to decline. Tomato lovers will soon be forced to consider tasteless and characterless ...

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Mariposa County to Distribute Mosquito Fish

Image of a mosquito on a green leaf.

MARIPOSA — Mariposa County Environmental Health is preparing for this year’s mosquito fish distribution. Mosquito fish, also known as Gambusia affinis, are an excellent and natural way to control mosquito larvae without having to resort to dangerous chemicals or insecticides. A large female mosquito fish is capable of devouring hundreds of mosquito larvae in a single day. The team will be ...

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