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


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.

Still only $10!

2019 holiday office hours

The UCCE Office will be closed:

  • Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, January 3, 2020 for end of the year holidays


November Horticulture Center Updates

The vegetable garden

If you don't plant cool-season crops in your garden, it's time to get your vegetable garden beds ready for winter.

Learn what to do, and ways to use fall leaves in your vegetable garden.

In the orchard

It's time to harvest persimmons, quince, lemons and Bearss limes.

Plan now to protect your citrus from frosts and damaging freezes this winter.

See more November orchard activities.

In the WEL

November is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Fall.

Backyard berries

Propagate blackberries.

See more tips for November.

Grow herbs!

Basil does well in our warm climate but can’t tolerate the winter frost.

Take cuttings and grow it indoors!


Protect yourself while working the compost pile. Potentially harmful pathogens can lurk amongst the "good guys."

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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The Office
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

Find our office

(916) 876-5338


Telephone Help Desk:
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
Office closed Fridays

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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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