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May Horticulture Center Updates
The vegetable garden
If you haven’t already planted summer veggies, 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 WEL
In the orchard
The grapes are blooming. Time for canopy management, and disease control for powdery mildew.See what to do in May in your vineyard.
Sorrel is a tasty, tart green that grows well in containers. The red-veined varieties make a lovely ornamental. Learn about Sorrel.
Ready to use your compost but your compost isn’t ready for you? Use a sifter to screen out the finished “gardener’s gold.”
This highly destructive insect has been confirmed in Sacramento County areas of Arden-Arcade and Rancho Cordova.
Report suspected finds to the Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner office or call the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Pest Hotline at 1 (800) 491-1899.
Read more on the Japanese beetle from UC IPM.
Asian citrus psyllid
Brown marmorated stink bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
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