UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Learn to Espalier

Learn to Espalier!

The art of training branches to grow along a support is ideal for any size yard. Don't miss this Special Event on Saturday, May 19Details

Space is limited; pre-registration required.  Register now!


2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar

It's not too late! 

Our 2018 Calendar has it all—monthly checklist, veggie planting chart and so much more. All that for $10!

Buy online now.


April Horticulture Center Updates

In the orchard

'Gold Nugget' mandarin

Harvest spring-ripening citrus like this ‘Gold Nugget’ mandarin.

Are you ready to do battle with coddling moth in apples and pears this year? Now is the time to remove infested fruit. See April in the Orchard for more tips.


In the WEL

Summer Snowflake
April is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Spring.

The vegetable garden

Cloche for cold protection

Plant tomatoes when the soil temperature is around 65°F (usually late April or early May in the Sacramento area).

See the results of our past straw bale gardening. Maybe you’ll try one!



Got worms?

Learn how to compost with worms! If you already have a worm bin, the warmer weather means they will be more active and need more to eat.

Want to see a worm composting demonstration? Consider these free workshops: April 21 (Galt), April 28 (Orangevale), May 26 (Antelope).


Backyard berries

Blueberry Flowers

Berries are blooming. Mulch protects shallow berry roots. Manage pests--thrips on Blueberries.  See more tips for April

Visit us at the Open Garden to see how we protect berries from birds.


Grow herbs!

Salad Burnet
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.


Continuing News

Pest Alerts!

Asian citrus psyllid

Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and Huanglongbing disease. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit a deadly citrus disease.  For more:


Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.

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