UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County


Harvest Day 2020

Virtual Harvest Day 2020!
A Gardener's Dream Day

Our biggest event of the year will be virtual this year.  Don't miss it!

Harvest Day details coming soon.

We are here for you!

Advice to grow by--Ask us!

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: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu

New! Visit our gardening video library. Enjoy!


COVID-19 Update

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 May 22 are now canceled.


May Horticulture Center Updates

The vegetable garden


If you haven’t already, soil should be warm enough now to transplant tomato and pepper seedlings.

Warmer temperatures later in May mean it’s time to plant melons!

In the orchard

Fire blight on pears and apples is a big problem when spring weather is wet. For more information and other tips, see May in the Orchard.

Another challenge for apples and pears is managing codling moth.

In the WEL

May 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.


Ready to use your compost but your compost isn’t ready for you? Use a sifter to screen out the finished “gardener’s gold.”

The vineyard

The grapes are blooming. Time for canopy management, and disease control for powdery mildew.

See what to do in May in your vineyard.

Backyard berries

Begin harvesting early blueberries and cane berries.

See more tips for May.

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.


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Contact us

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: 


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4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827       Master Gardener Phone:  916.876.5338             Fax:  916.875.6233

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