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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar


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April Horticulture Center Updates

In the orchard

'Gold Nugget' mandarin

Harvest spring-ripening citrus like this ‘Gold Nugget’ mandarin.

Are you ready to do battle with codling 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

Lady beetle
April 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 vegetable garden

Cloche for cold protection

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 2016 straw bale gardening. Maybe you’ll try one!

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 year with lovely blooms in late spring.


About composting

Got worms?
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.


Continuing News

Pest Alerts!


Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.


The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) was first found in Sacramento County in November, 2014.

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