UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County


2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar

It's not too late for our 2019 Calendar

Master Gardeners give you advice about growing it and the Master Food Preservers help you preserve it.

Still only $10!

We're on the Map!

The Fair Oaks Horticulture Center vegetable garden has been formally recognized as an All-America Selections Display Garden!

Read all about it!

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.

Backyard berries

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

See more tips for February.

Grow herbs!

We just can't get enough of Sage (Salvia officianalis) in the garden! Plants are sturdy, drought tolerant, taste great and they attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. What’s not to love?


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!

Continuing News

Pest Alerts!

Asian citrus psyllid

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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