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2023 Gardening Guide and Calendar

It's  not too late. For only $10 you can have a year of gardening advice. 

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

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

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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

 

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 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 Winter.

The vineyard

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.

Grow herbs!

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!

Composting

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.

Backyard berries

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..

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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4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

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(916) 876-5338

E-mail:
mgsacramento@ucanr.edu

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9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
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Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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