Bulb Planting Workshop
Fall into Spring
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.
2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar
Don't miss our 2019 Calendar! Master Gardeners give you advice about growing it and the Master Food Preservers help you preserve it.
And 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.
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?
Put a little something spicy in your life.
'Hot and Spicy' Oregano might be the perfect herb for your garden.
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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