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

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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

 

May Horticulture Center Updates

The vegetable garden

 

If you haven’t already, soil should be warm enough now to transplant tomato and pepper seedlings.

Warmer temperatures later in May mean it’s time to plant melons!

In the orchard

Fire blight on pears and apples is a big problem when spring weather is wet. For more information and other tips, see May in the Orchard.

Another challenge for apples and pears is managing codling moth.

In the WEL

May 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 Spring.

The vineyard

The grapes are blooming. Time for canopy management, and disease control for powdery mildew.

See what to do in May in your vineyard.

Backyard berries

Begin harvesting early blueberries and cane berries.

See more tips for May.

Grow herbs!

Salad Burnet
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.

Composting

Ready to use your compost but your compost isn’t ready for you? Use a sifter to screen out the finished “gardener’s gold.”

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: 

mgsacramento@ucanr.edu


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