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

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2023 Gardening Guide and Calendar

'Tis the season. For only $10 you can give the gift of gardening to someone you know. We can help!

Our 2023 Gardening Guide and Calendar is all about growing vegetables.

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Frost protection

Frosty Chard
Cold weather will damage some plants. Be prepared to protect sensitive plants.

2022 holiday office hours

The UCCE Office will be closed:

  • Monday, December 19, 2022 through Sunday, January 1, 2023 for end of the year holidays

We are here for you!

Video library of gardening topics.
Publications. Enjoy!
Facebook updated every day.
YouTube Channel with all the past Virtual Harvest Days and Master Gardener videos.

Snap a pic of your problem plant or mystery bug and email it to the Help Desk: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu

 

December Horticulture Center Updates

In the WEL

December is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Fall and Winter.

In the orchard

Spray peach and nectarine for peach leaf curl as soon as leaves have fallen.

Begin winter pruning. Protect citrus from frosts and damaging freezes.

See more December orchard tasks.

The vegetable garden

This is a good time to jot down how your summer garden did.  Keep a journal!

Our 2023 Gardening Guide and Calendar is the perfect place to record your gardening notes.

Backyard berries

Enjoy fall color on some blueberry varieties.

See more tips for December.

Grow herbs!

Rosemary is an edible garden winner.  It's tough, drought tolerant, evergreen and need we say tasty!  Whether you choose ornamental or culinary varieties, all are edible and all make a show with their blue flowers in spring into summer.

Composting

Big trees mean lots of fall leaves—sometimes more than our compost piles can handle all at once.

Get ideas on what to do with excess leaves.

Pest Alerts!

Japanese beetle

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.

March, 2022

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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The Office
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

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(916) 876-5338

E-mail:
mgsacramento@ucanr.edu

Telephone Help Desk:
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
Closed Fridays

Please call for walk-in
office hours.

Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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