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


Sacramento County Pest Quarantine

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

If you live in Sacramento County and think you have found this Psyllid, please contact CDFA’s Pest Hotline at 1 (800) 491-1899 or the Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner at (916) 875-6603.

2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar

It's not too late for our 2019 Calendar

Master Gardeners give you advice about growing it and the Master Food Preservers help you preserve it.

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March Horticulture Center Updates


In the orchard

Are you interested in the varieties of fruit trees we grow at the Horticulture Center? Visit our Orchard Maps. Ask us about them at the next Open Garden on March 9, 9 AM till Noon.

Also see our March orchard tips.

In the WEL

March 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 Winter and Spring.

The vegetable garden

It’s time to plant seeds for tomatoes, if you haven’t already. Don’t be tempted to buy tomato plants now at the garden store unless you have a warm place to keep them until April!

See what to do in the vegetable garden in March.

Grow herbs!

Sweet Woodruff
Do you want a ground cover that thrives in full or partial shade, does not require frost protection, and resists pests and disease? Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) is an attractive option.


For many gardeners, turning the pile can be the most grueling part of composting. Get the right tools to make the best use of your efforts.

Backyard berries

Test pH for Blueberries and fertilize all cane berries this month. Test your irrigation system..

See more tips for March.

Continuing News

Pest Alerts!

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

4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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