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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Visit us at the State Fair!

Visit us at the State Fair!
Friday, July 14 through
Sunday, July 30
10 AM - 8 PM Friday - Sunday
11 AM - 8 PM Monday - Thursday
The Farm at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento


Harvest Day 2017

Harvest Day!

A Gardener's Dream Day
Saturday, August 5 - 8 AM - 2 PM

Our biggest event of the year.  Join us!

Harvest Day details and directions.


July Horticulture Center Updates

In the WEL

California Fuchsia
July 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 Summer.

The vegetable garden

Cherry tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes! Choices seem endless for these little flavor gems that say summer with every bite.

Do your tomatoes have brown leathery patches on the bottoms? Visit our Vegetable Problems in Summer pages for answers to this and more.


In the orchard


Harvest season has begun. Support branches heavy with fruit to prevent them from breaking.

Keep fallen fruit picked up to avoid disease and rodents.

See more July orchard activities.


About composting


Grass clippings can be a great source of nitrogen, but beware!

If applications of weed-n-feed or any herbicides have been applied to the lawn, those clippings should not go into the pile.

Consider grasscycling.


Grow herbs!

Bay leaves

Bay Laurel. Want an herb you can harvest year around? If you’ve ever priced Bay leaves at the store, you’ll want to grow your own--even in a container.

Continuing News

Pest Alerts!


Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.


The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) was first found in Sacramento County in November, 2014.

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Sacramento, CA  95827

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Page Last Updated: July 18, 2017

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