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May Horticulture Center Updates
The vegetable garden
If you haven’t already, soil should be warm enough now to transplant tomato and pepper seedlings.Warmer temperatures later in May mean it’s time to plant melons!
In the orchard
In the WEL
The grapes are blooming. Time for canopy management, and disease control for powdery mildew.See what to do in May in your vineyard.
Begin harvesting early blueberries and cane berries.
See more tips for May.
|Want an herb to use even in the cold of winter? Consider adding Salad Burnet to your herb garden. This evergreen perennial tastes like cucumber and makes an attractive plant all year around with lovely blooms in late spring.|
Ready to use your compost but your compost isn’t ready for you? Use a sifter to screen out the finished “gardener’s gold.”
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
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