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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Master Gardener Publications

Environmental Horticulture Notes are publications written by Sacramento County UC Master Gardeners and are reviewed by a UC Advisor.  Garden Notes are publications written by Sacramento County UC Master Gardeners. These files are in PDF format (unless noted with HTML) and most are smaller than 100KB.  They will open in a new window.

Pest Notes are peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest management topics available on the UC IPM Online Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program website: 

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Environmental Horticulture Notes

Numerical Order

EHN# Title
   1 Sacramento Area Landscape Trees
   6 The Use of California Native Plant Material as a Means of Conserving Water in the Landscape
  11 Sacramento Vegetable Planting Schedule
  12 Control of Citrus Blast, Brown Rot of Citrus Trees in the Home Garden
  15 Landscaping with Herbs
  18 Diagnosis of House Plant Troubles
  30 Grapevines—Girdling and Cluster Thinning to Increase Berry Size
  43 Care of Christmas Poinsettias
  53 Garden and Landscape Plantings on Hardpan Soils
  54 Managing Clay Soil in Gardens
  55 Know your Soil
  56 Improving Layered Soils for Gardens and Landscape Plantings
  60 Water-Efficient Landscape Plants
  60A Plants and More: An Overview of Water-Efficient Landscapes 
  68 Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear
  70 Culinary Herb Profiles
  74 California Native Plants for Planting Under Central Valley Oaks
  81 Summary of Reduced Chemical Pest Management for Fruit and Nut Trees
  85 Bud Grafting
  86 Growing Cane Berries in the Sacramento Region 
  87  Cover Cropping in the Home Vegetable Garden  (html)
  88 Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region
  91 Ornamental Grass 
  94 Sheet Mulching 
  95 Growing Beets in Sacramento (html)
  96 Vegetable Gardening 101
  97 Guidelines for the Home Vineyard
  98 Composting for the Home Gardener
  99 Growing Melons in Sacramento
 100 Codling Moth Management Using Computerized Tools
 102 Growing Sweet Potatoes in the Sacramento Area (html)

 

Garden Notes

Numerical Order

GN# Title
  101 WEL Plant List
  102 Orchard Bee Nesting House
  104 Grafting Affinities of Some Common Fruit Tree Species
  109 Cherry tomatoes
  127 Growing Citrus in Sacramento
  128 Understanding Information on a Seed Packet
  129 Attracting Beneficial Insects
  130 Soil and Plant Tissue Laboratories
  135 Citrus Resources (update 1/17)
  137 Flow Rate Calculation
  138 Sprinkler Times
  139 WEL Plant List - CA Native Garden
  140 Vegetable Container Planting Tips
  142 Composting Tips and Tricks
  144 Worm Composting
  147 Tomatoes: Suggested Varieties for the Sacramento Area (Photos 2.6MB PDF)
  154 Soil Temperature Conditions for Vegetable Seed Germination
  155 Growing Edible Flowers in your garden
  156 Attracting Native Pollinators 
  159 Lamiaceae:The Mint Family in the WEL
  160 Straw Bale Gardening
  161 Lawn Removal Methods (html)
  162 Compost Sifter Building Instructions
  164 Home Vegetable Gardening Resources
  165 Tomato Disease Resistance
  166 How to Grow Sunflowers

  

 Alphabetical Order

Title EHN#
Bud Grafting   85
California Native Plants for Planting Under Central Valley Oaks   74
Care of Christmas Poinsettias   43
Codling Moth Management Using Computerized Tools  100
Composting for the Home Gardener   98
Control of Citrus Blast, Brown Rot of Citrus Trees in the Home Garden   12
Cover Cropping in the Home Vegetable Garden (html)   87
Culinary Herb Profiles   70
Diagnosis of House Plant Troubles   18
Garden and Landscape Plantings on Hardpan Soils   53
Grapevines—Girdling and Cluster Thinning to Increase Berry Size   30 
Growing Beets in Sacramento (html)   95
Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region   88
Growing Cane Berries in the Sacramento Region   86
Growing Melons in Sacramento   99
Growing Sweet Potatoes in the Sacramento Area (html)  102
Guidelines for the Home Vineyard   97
Improving Layered Soils for Gardens and Landscape Plantings   56
Know your Soil   55
Landscaping with Herbs   15
Managing Clay Soil in Gardens   54
Ornamental Grass   91
Plants and More: An Overview of Water-Efficient Landscapes   60A
Sacramento Area Landscape Trees     1
Sacramento Vegetable Planting Schedule   11
Sheet Mulching   94
Summary of Reduced Chemical Pest Management for Fruit and Nut Trees   81
The Use of California Native Plant Material as a Means of Conserving Water in the Landscape    6
Vegetable Gardening 101   96
Water-Efficient Landscape Plants   60
Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear   68

  

 

Alphabetical Order

Title GN#
Attracting Beneficial Insects   129
Attracting Native Pollinators   156
Compost Sifter Building Instructions   162
Cherry Tomatoes   109
Citrus Resources (update 1/17)   135
Composting Tips and Tricks   142
Flow Rate Calculation   137
Grafting Affinities of Some Common Fruit Tree Species   104
Growing Citrus in Sacramento   127
Growing Edible Flowers in your garden
  155
Home Vegetable Gardening Resources   164
Lamiaceae:The Mint Family in the WEL   159
Lawn Removal Methods (html)   161
Orchard Bee Nesting House   102
Soil and Plant Tissue Laboratories   130
Soil Temperature Conditions for Vegetable Seed Germination   154
Sprinkler Times   138
Straw Bale Gardening   160
Sunflowers, How to Grow   166
Tomato Disease Resistance   165
Tomatoes: Suggested Varieties for the Sacramento Area (Photos 2.6MB PDF)   147
Understanding Information on a Seed Packet   128
Vegetable Container Planting Tips   140
WEL Plant List   101
WEL Plant List - CA Native Garden   139
Worm Composting   144

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