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

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YouTube Channel with all the 2021 Virtual Harvest Day and Master Gardener videos.

Our program is "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions. Snap a pic of your problem plant or mystery bug and email it to the Help Desk: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu

 

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

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.

In the orchard

It’s time to thin fruit.  Learn why and how in our fruit thinning video.

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

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.

Grow herbs!

Sorrel is a tasty, tart green that grows well in containers.  The red-veined varieties make a lovely ornamental.  Learn about Sorrel.

Composting

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

Backyard berries

Begin harvesting early blueberries and cane berries. Want to keep pesky birds from eating your blueberries?  Get ideas from our video on netting.

See more tips for May.

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

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Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
Closed Fridays

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

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