|Cold weather will damage some plants. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.|
We miss you!
As you might have guessed, there will be no January pruning workshop at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
When we are cleared to hold events, you'll find them on the FOHC Schedule.
2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Learn about landscape and fruit trees and so much more in our 2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar!
Although our online sales have closed, you can still get your copy. See the list of local retailers.
We are here for you!
Video library of gardening topics. Enjoy!
YouTube Channel with all the Virtual Harvest Day speakers and Master Gardener videos.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
January Horticulture Center Updates
In the WEL
The vegetable garden
Asparagus grows from seed, but it is easier to buy 1 to 2-year-old crowns. Read about growing and harvesting asparagus and more tips for the winter vegetable garden. Enjoy shopping catalogs or online for your 2021 victory garden.
In the orchard
Prune dormant fruit trees this month. Whether you prune primarily in winter or summer, it is easier to see what needs to be done when leaves are off the branches. See more about this and other January orchard tasks.
January in the vineyard is a quiet time. Vines are dormant and pruning should wait till February.
Now is a good time to observe vines, plan and check irrigation systems so you'll be ready for the season ahead.
Is “grow berries” on your New Year’s resolution list? Get started now!
If you already have berries, it time to prune.
|Parsley, whether you prefer curly or flat-leaf, is an edible garden winner. Grown as an annual planted in spring and again in fall to ensure continued harvest. Not bothered by freezing outdoor temps and can also be grown indoors. And need we say it’s tasty!|
Start composting in 2021! Recycle fruit, vegetables and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden, all in your own backyard.
Protect your outdoor worm bin from cold with a blanket or move it near the house or into the garage.
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
Calendar temporarily on hold due to COVID.
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:
Advice to Grow By - Ask Us!