Edible Gardening

Recipes

Cherry tomatoes 101: Tiny treats pack nutritious punch

Nutrition: Cherry tomatoes pack a lot of nutrients without many calories and no fat. One cup of cherry tomatoes contains about 27 calories. They’re also an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins A, C and K, potassium and manganese. In addition, cherry tomatoes are rich in vitamin E (particularly alpha-tocopherol), thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. Their abundant antioxidants contribute more benefits. Lycopene, for example, helps promote prostate health.

Garden Detective

Garden Detective: Help this crabapple – fight the suckers

Q: I have a problem with my Malus Prairie Fire crabapple tree. It has many suckers coming up. Could you tell me what causes this? I would like to know how to cut and prevent them from returning. It is planted on a mound. Because Lincoln is known for its clay soil, I added plenty of mulch and compost at the time of planting, about eight years ago. The suckers have just come up in the last year and as you can see, are quite large. Would I also be able to save them and plant them somewhere else in my yard?

Videos

Will it rain and, if so, how much during the next couple of days in Northern California?

This animation from the National Weather Service office in Sacramento provides the NWS prediction for precipitation in the northern part of the state through Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Are we turning the corner into warm, dry weather?
National Weather Service, Sacramento
Will it rain and, if so, how much during the next couple of days in Northern California? 1:12

Will it rain and, if so, how much during the next couple of days in Northern California?

Matt Barrows breaks down why 49ers could draft Mitch Trubisky at No. 2 1:16

Matt Barrows breaks down why 49ers could draft Mitch Trubisky at No. 2

Bay Area baseball: A look at the week for the A's and Giants 1:12

Bay Area baseball: A look at the week for the A's and Giants

Marijuana grow house crime scene after double homicide in south Sacramento 0:56

Marijuana grow house crime scene after double homicide in south Sacramento