2023 Gardening Guide and Calendar
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Our 2023 Gardening Guide and Calendar is all about growing vegetables.
|Cold weather will damage some plants. Be prepared to protect sensitive plants.|
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January Horticulture Center Updates
In the orchard
Prune dormant fruit trees this month. Whether you prune primarily in winter or summer, it is easier to see what needs to be done when leaves are off the branches. See more about this and other January orchard tasks.
The vegetable garden
Look for bare root artichoke crowns in nurseries this month. Enjoy shopping catalogs or online for your 2023 victory garden.
Visit our January Monthly Tips for these and other activities for the January garden.
In the WEL
January in the vineyard is a quiet time. Vines are dormant and pruning should wait till February.
Now is a good time to observe vines, plan and check irrigation systems so you'll be ready for the season ahead.
|Parsley, whether you prefer curly or flat-leaf, is an edible garden winner. Grown as an annual planted in spring and again in fall to ensure continued harvest. Not bothered by freezing outdoor temps and can also be grown indoors. And need we say it’s tasty!|
Start composting in 2023! Recycle fruit, vegetables and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment for your garden, all in your own backyard.
Protect your outdoor worm bin from cold with a blanket or move it near the house or into the garage.
Is “grow berries” on your New Year’s resolution list? Get started now! Learn about the importance of pH for success with blueberries.
If you already have berries, it’s time to prune..
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.
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