Sacramento County Master Gardeners
May Horticulture Center Updates
In the WEL
|May is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
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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
Ready to use your compost but your compost isn’t ready for you? Use a sifter to screen out the finished “gardener’s gold.”
Peppermint was first cultivated in the mid-1700s near London. Now it grows almost everywhere in the world.
Learn about growing peppermint.
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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Male Blue Dasher dragonfly resting on Verbena bonariensis ‘Pom Pom’.
Want more dragonflies in your garden? Give them a resting place. Try placing a few bamboo stakes in the ground. This works especially well near a water feature.