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Master Gardener Publications

Environmental Horticulture Notes (EHN) are publications written by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners. EHN’s are reviewed by the Program Coordinator and a UCCE Advisor.

Garden Notes (GN) are publications written by UCCE Master Gardeners.  GNs are reviewed by the Program Coordinator.

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

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Environmental Horticulture Notes and Garden Notes
Alphabetical Order

Subject and Title PDF
Bees - Orchard Bee Nesting House GN 102
Beneficials - Attracting Beneficial Insects GN 129
Berries - Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region EHN 88
Berries - Growing Cane Berries in the Sacramento Region  EHN 86
Bulbs - Planning and Planting a Bulb Garden GN 168
Citrus - Growing Citrus in Sacramento GN 127
Citrus Resources GN 135
Compost - Worm Composting GN 144
Compost Sifter Building Instructions GN 162
Composting for the Home Gardener  EHN 98
Composting Tips and Tricks GN 142
Edible Flowers - Growing Edible Flowers in your garden GN 155
Fruit Trees - Codling Moth Management Using Computerized Tools EHN 100
Fruit Trees - Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear EHN 68
Grafting Affinities of Some Common Fruit Tree Species GN 104
Grafting - Bud Grafting EHN 85
Grapes - Girdling and Cluster Thinning to Increase Berry Size EHN 30
Grapes - Growing Grapes and Care of Young Plants (New!) GN 169
Grapes - Guidelines for the Home Vineyard EHN 97
Grass - Ornamental Grass EHN 91
Herbs - Basil GN 115
Herbs - Culinary Herb Profiles EHN 70
Herbs - Landscaping with Herbs EHN 15
Houseplants - Diagnosis of House Plant Troubles EHN 18
Irrigation - Flow Rate Calculation GN 137
Irrigation - Sprinkler Times GN 138
Lawn Removal Methods (html) GN 161
Mulch - Sheet Mulching EHN 94
Native Plants - California Native Plants for Planting Under Central Valley Oaks EHN 74
Native Plants - The Use of California Native Plant Material as a Means of Conserving Water in the Landscape EHN 6
Poinsettias - Care of Christmas Poinsettias EHN 43
Pollinators - Attracting Native Pollinators GN 156
Seeds - Understanding Information on a Seed Packet GN 128
Soil - Garden and Landscape Plantings on Hardpan Soils EHN 53
Soil - Improving Layered Soils for Gardens and Landscape Plantings EHN 56
Soil - Know your Soil EHN 55
Soil - Managing Clay Soil in Gardens EHN 54
Soil - Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratories GN 130
Soil - Soil Temperature Conditions for Vegetable Seed Germination GN 154
Sunflowers - How to Grow Sunflowers GN 166
Trees - Sacramento Area Landscape Trees EHN 1
Vegetables - Container Planting Tips GN 140
Vegetables - Cover Cropping in the Home Vegetable Garden  (html) EHN 87
Vegetables - Growing Beets in Sacramento (html) EHN 95
Vegetables - Growing Melons in Sacramento EHN 99
Vegetables - Growing Sweet Potatoes in the Sacramento Area EHN 102
Vegetables - Home Vegetable Gardening Resources GN 164
Vegetables - Sacramento Vegetable Planting Schedule EHN 11
Vegetables - Straw Bale Gardening GN 160
Vegetables - Vegetable Gardening 101 EHN 96
Vegetables - Tomato Disease Resistance GN 165
Vegetables – Tomatoes: Cherry GN 109
Vegetables - Tomatoes: Suggested Varieties for the Sacramento Area
(Photos 2.6MB PDF)
GN 147
WEL - Water-Efficient Landscape Plants EHN 60
WEL - Water-Efficient Plants and More: An Overview of Water-Efficient Landscapes EHN 60A
WEL - Lamiaceae: The Mint Family in the WEL GN 159
WEL Plant List GN 101
WEL Plant List - CA Native Garden GN 139

 

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
  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
  85 Bud Grafting
  86 Growing Cane Berries in the Sacramento Region 
  87  Cover Cropping in the Home Vegetable Garden 
  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

 

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
 115 Basil
 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
 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
 168 Planning and Planting a Bulb Garden
 169 Growing Grapes and Care of Young Plants

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