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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

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Facebook updated every day.
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

 

April Horticulture Center Updates

In the WEL

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 to protect tender plants from cool temps

Plant tomatoes when the soil temperature is around 65°F (usually late April or early May in the Sacramento area).

In the orchard

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

Are you ready to do battle with coddling moth in apples and pears this year? Now is the time to remove infested fruit. See April in the Orchard for more tips.

Composting

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.

The vineyard

April in a healthy vineyard is a time of rapid growth. Management of vines at this time is critical to establishing good canopies.

See what to do in April in your vineyard.

Backyard berries

Berries are blooming. Mulch protects shallow berry roots. Manage pests--thrips on Blueberries. See more tips for April.

Grow herbs!

Peppermint was first cultivated in the mid-1700s near London. Now it grows almost everywhere in the world.

Learn about growing peppermint.

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.

Calendar - Coming Soon!

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Contact us

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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