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


Composting Special Event

Compost, it's easy to do!

Saturday, March 28, 2020
10 AM till NOON

Convert yard waste to a valuable soil amendment.  You'll take home a compost bin and everything you need to get started.

$20.  Details/registration.

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!

Frost protection

Frosty Chard
Cold weather will damage some plants. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.


February Horticulture Center Updates

The vegetable garden

Potatoes come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Some varieties may surprise you with yellow, red, or blue flesh! Read about planting, growing and harvesting potatoes and more in the February vegetable garden.

In the orchard

February is the time to spray your peach and nectarine trees to control peach leaf curl, especially if the leaves looked like this last year. See more information and other February orchard activities.

In the WEL

February 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 Winter.

The vineyard

Late February is usually a good time to prune the vineyard. 

Learn the different pruning methods and other tasks this month in the vineyard.

Backyard berries

Shop for new berry plants for your garden and finish pruning.

See more tips for February.

Grow herbs!


February is a good time to plant seeds for Calendula. This edible flower makes a big show in the garden, attracts beneficial insects, and is a lovely addition to many food dishes.


Want compost in less than 3 months? Try the rapid or hot pile technique. Build it, water it, turn it regularly, but don’t add to it.

Don't miss our Backyard Composting Special Event in March for hands-on advice about composting at home!

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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