Gustavo the Gardenator
Gustavo Uribe is a fifth generation agricultural specialist who has worked as a professional gardener in Santa Barbara for more than 30 years. Among other clients, he’s tended to the Marymount School, the SBCC Wake Center, and plenty of multimillion dollar homes. Originally from a ranch town outside of Guadalajara, Mexico, he grows avocados, limes, peppers, herbs, and roses at his home near San Marcos High School. These columns are translated from Spanish to English by Gustavo’s son, Gustavo, a staff member of The Santa Barbara Independent. Send your questions to Gustavo@independent.com.
Why does this column show a gas-powered leaf blower, banned in Santa Barbara since 1997? Read story.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
What’s up with my dormant and fruiting grapes? Read story.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
How do I keep gophers and other critters out of my garden? Read story.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
How do I set up my own drip irrigation system during this drought? Read story.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Gustavo the Gardenator dishes on which chilis to plant. Read story.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
What’s the best way to make my neighbors jealous of my garden? Read story.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Should you hire a licensed gardener or someone from the street? Read story.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
How to have a chingón garden when it doesn’t rain. Read story.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Our new gardener advice columnist, himself a gardener for 30-plus years, tells how to hire someone like him. Read story.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Our new gardener advice columnist, himself a gardener for 30-plus years, tells how to spot a good one. Read story.