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2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Blossoms - 2020 Gardening Guide & 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!

 

October Horticulture Center Updates

In the WEL

October 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 Fall.

The vegetable garden

This is the month to harvest pumpkins and winter squash for cooking and for fall decorations.  Harvest after the vines have dried and before the first frost. 

In the orchard

Pomegranates are ripening. Try to pick them before rain causes cracks in the skin. 

See more October orchard activities.

Composting

The end of the summer vegetable garden can provide the beginnings of a beautiful compost pile. Put only disease- and pest-free plants and vegetables in the pile.

Are manures right for the compost pile?

Backyard berries

Maintain soil pH for Blueberries and fertilize all berries. Watch a demonstration at the Wednesday Open Garden on October 9.

See more berry tips for October.

Grow herbs!

Put a little something spicy in your life.

'Hot and Spicy' Oregano might be the perfect herb for your garden.

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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Contact us

The Office
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

(916) 876-5338

E-mail:
mgsacramento@ucanr.edu

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

Please call for walk-in
office hours.

Find our office

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

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4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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