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


Harvest Day 2020

Virtual Harvest Day 2020!
A Gardener's Dream Day

Our biggest event of the year will be virtual this year.  Don't miss it! Harvest Day details.

If you missed our live Q&A session today, look for a recording of it on our YouTube Channel where you will also find lots of videos to help you learn more about all aspects of gardening.


Harvest Day evaluation


If you joined us for this first ever Virtual Harvest Day, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Please help us make future events even better for you by answering a few short questions.  Thank you!

2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Trees!  Our 2021 Gardening Guide is on sale now. Still only $10!

Learn about landscape and fruit trees and so much more in our 2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar

We are here for you!

We are here for you!

New! Video library of gardening topics. Enjoy!

Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions.

We check email regularly and will respond to your questions as soon as possible: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu



COVID-19 Update

In an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 crisis and the recommendations of various public health agencies we will be adjusting our services accordingly:

  • We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs at our Master Gardener Help Desk at the UCCE Sacramento office. 

  • Community events scheduled until September 1 are now canceled.


August Horticulture Center Updates

The vegetable garden

Do you have room in your garden for fall/winter vegetables? Download our Vegetable Planting Schedule (PDF) to see what to plant now. Also see August tips for more ideas.

What’s eating my veggies--besides me? Visit our Vegetable Problems in Summer pages for answers to this and more.

In the orchard


Check citrus in containers to be sure roots have not blocked drain holes.

Prune apricots and cherries by the end of the month so cuts heal before wet weather begins.

See more August orchard activities.

In the WEL

August 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 Summer.

The vineyard

August is a month for grape growers to enjoy and preserve their harvest.

See what to do in August in your vineyard.


It’s hot out there, time to monitor the compost pile for moisture and excess heat.

Put only disease- and pest-free fruit and vegetable garden waste in the compost pile.

Backyard berries

When cane berry harvest is finished, cut canes that bore fruit to the ground. Begin harvesting fall-bearing raspberries.

See more tips for August.

Grow herbs!

French Tarragon

French Tarragon is known for its distinct “anise” flavor. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun.

Because it doesn’t bloom, you have this herb to use all summer.

Pest Alerts!

Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Sacramento causing a County-wide quarantine. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit the deadly citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening.  For more:

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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


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Contact us

Sorry, our office is temporarily closed. 

We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs.

For all of your gardening questions, please use our e-mail. We monitor it regularly: 


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