Sacramento County Master Gardeners
Learn to Espalier
The art of training branches to grow along a support is ideal for any size yard. Don't miss this Special Event on Saturday, May 19. Details.
Space is limited; pre-registration required. Register now!
2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar
It's not too late!
Our 2018 Calendar has it all—monthly checklist, veggie planting chart and so much more. All that for $10!
April Horticulture Center Updates
In the orchard
Harvest spring-ripening citrus like this ‘Gold Nugget’ mandarin.
Are you ready to do battle with coddling moth in apples and pears this year? Now is the time to remove infested fruit. See April in the Orchard for more tips.
In the WEL
The vegetable garden
Plant tomatoes when the soil temperature is around 65°F (usually late April or early May in the Sacramento area).
See the results of our past straw bale gardening. Maybe you’ll try one!
Learn how to compost with worms! If you already have a worm bin, the warmer weather means they will be more active and need more to eat.
Berries are blooming. Mulch protects shallow berry roots. Manage pests--thrips on Blueberries. See more tips for April.
Visit us at the Open Garden to see how we protect berries from birds.
|Want an herb to use even in the cold of winter? Consider adding Salad Burnet to your herb garden. This evergreen perennial tastes like cucumber and makes an attractive plant all year around with lovely blooms in late spring.|
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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