2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar
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Learn about landscape and fruit trees and so much more in our 2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar!
Harvest Day 2020
|A Gardener's Dream Day
Our biggest event of the year was virtual this year and is still going on. Visit our Harvest Day page for detais
See a recording of our live Q&A session, speaker videos and lots of Master Gardener videos to help you learn more about all aspects of gardening on our YouTube Channel.
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Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions.
We check email regularly and will respond to your questions as soon as possible: email@example.com.
In an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 crisis and the recommendations of various public health agencies we will be adjusting our services accordingly:
We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs at our Master Gardener Help Desk at the UCCE Sacramento office.
Community events scheduled until September 1 are now canceled.
August Horticulture Center Updates
The vegetable garden
In the orchard
Check citrus in containers to be sure roots have not blocked drain holes.
Prune apricots and cherries by the end of the month so cuts heal before wet weather begins.
See more August orchard activities.
In the WEL
August is a month for grape growers to enjoy and preserve their harvest.See what to do in August in your vineyard.
It’s hot out there, time to monitor the compost pile for moisture and excess heat.
Put only disease- and pest-free fruit and vegetable garden waste in the compost pile.
When cane berry harvest is finished, cut canes that bore fruit to the ground. Begin harvesting fall-bearing raspberries.
See more tips for August.
French Tarragon is known for its distinct “anise” flavor. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun.
Because it doesn’t bloom, you have this herb to use all summer.
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
Sorry, our office is temporarily closed.
We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs.
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