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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Harvest Day 2014

Harvest Day
Saturday, August 2 -- 8 am to 2 pm
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks

Sacramento's ultimate gardening event!  Listen to wonderful speakers, tour demonstration gardens, taste tree-ripened fruit, grapes and cherry tomatoes.  Bid on gardening-related items, visit educational booths, buy something to eat at the food trucks, and much more.... 

In the WEL this month

Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'
July is a lovely time to visit the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Read more about what's especially attractive at this time of year. 

For more of our hot weather water efficient favorites, please visit our Summer Plant List.

In the orchard this month



Now is the time to harvest and enjoy peaches, nectarines, early plums and pluots, and early apples. For other July orchard activities, including when to prune apricots and cherries to avoid Eutypa dieback, click here.

This month in the vegetable garden

Corn planted in early May could be close to harvest later this month.  Corn is ready for harvest approximately 17-24 days after.... read more

See what's growing at the FOHC vegetable demonstration garden now.  For a preview of what you'll see there at Harvest Day, click here.

Composting reminder

Chopped greens and browns.
The summer months have heated up, so closely monitor your pile for proper moisture content.  High temperatures may require....  Read more.  If you're composting with worms and the worm bin is outside, be sure it is in the shade and that the bedding is moist. Attend a worm composting demonstration at the State Fair.  Click for days and times.

Gardening with limited water

Carpenteria Californica
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought.  Click on the "Gardening with limited water" tab at left (or click here) for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden. 
Carpenteria Californica, beautiful drought tolerant native shrub.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug



Pest Alert!

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several blocks in Midtown Sacramento.

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UC Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827


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9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday

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