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:
Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions. Please send an email with your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are checking email regularly and will respond to your questions as soon as possible.
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 April 30 are now canceled.
2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Blossoms! Learn about flowers and so much more in our 2020 Calendar!
Plenty of advice about growing flowers and recipes from the Master Food Preservers for cooking with them.
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March Horticulture Center Updates
In the orchard
They are blooming! Some fruit trees like this apricot bloom as early as February. If bloom days are dry (pollinators don’t like rain) and warm (above 27 degrees), you can look forward to summer fruit! See what to do in the orchard for March.
In the WEL
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.
Test pH for Blueberries and fertilize all cane berries this month. Test your irrigation system.
See more tips for March.
Bay Laurel. Want an herb you can harvest year around? If you’ve ever priced Bay leaves at the store, you’ll want to grow your own--even in a container.
|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.|
If you did not prune in late February, prune in March before the new shoots reach two inches long.
Plan your mildew spray program.
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Telephone Help Desk:
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
Please call for walk-in
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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