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


2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar

2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar

Our 2019 Calendar is here!  Master Gardeners give you advice about growing it and the Master Food Preservers help you preserve it.

Monthly checklist, veggie planting chart and so much more. All that and still only $10!

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Bulb Planting Workshop

Bulb Workshop

Fall into Spring
Fall Planting for Spring Color

Don't miss this morning devoted to all things bulbs. How to plant, special guest, buy bulbs and more.

Saturday, October 20, 9 AM till Noon. $35 per person.

Details and registration.


Harvest Day 2018

Harvest Day

We hope you enjoyed Harvest Day. Visit our Resource List for plenty of useful publications.

Don't miss our Fair Oaks Horticulture Center Open Gardens for September and October.  We hope to see you there.


August Horticulture Center Updates

In the WEL

Black-eyed Susans
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 vegetable garden

Colorful Carrots!

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

Potted Citrus

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.

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.



Compost thermometer

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.


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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