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


Harvest Day 2021

Harvest Day 2021

Mark your calendar!
Saturday, August 7.

Our biggest event of the year is virtual again this year. Harvest Day!

Our event from last year is still timely. Watch  videos to learn more about all aspects of gardening on our YouTube Channel.

Open Garden - Horticulture Center

Open Garden!

We're back!

Saturday, September 11, 2021
9 AM - Noon
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center

Don't miss this FREE event!

We are here for you!

Video library of gardening topics.
Publications. Enjoy!
Facebook updated every day.
YouTube Channel with all the 2020 Virtual Harvest Day and Master Gardener videos.

Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions. Snap a pic of your problem plant or mystery bug and email it to the Help Desk: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu


July Horticulture Center Updates

In the orchard

Harvest season has begun. Support branches heavy with fruit to prevent them from breaking.

Keep fallen fruit picked up to avoid disease and rodents.

See more July orchard activities.

In the WEL

July 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

Cherry tomatoes! Choices seem endless for these little flavor gems that say summer with every bite.

Do your tomatoes have brown leathery patches on the bottoms? Visit our Vegetable Problems in Summer pages for answers to this and more.

Grow herbs!

We just can't get enough of Sage (Salvia officianalis) in the garden! Plants are sturdy, drought tolerant, taste great and they attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. What’s not to love?


Grass clippings can be a great source of nitrogen, but beware!

If applications of weed-n-feed or any herbicides have been applied to the lawn, those clippings should not go into the pile.

Consider grasscycling.

The vineyard

Continued canopy management, irrigation and fruit protection are on the list for July.  Some varieties might be getting ripe this month and others are not far away.  The payoff!

See what to do in July in your vineyard.

Backyard berries

Shade cloth over fall-bearing raspberries will prevent sunburn.

See more tips for July.

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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COVID-19 Update

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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