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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

In the WEL this month

This 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.

This month in the vegetable garden

carrots Royal Chantenay
If there is room in your vegetable garden, think about planting a fall/winter garden.  Beets, carrots, and other cool-season vegetables.... read more

See what's growing at the FOHC vegetable demonstration garden now, before the cool season vegetables are planted.

In the orchard this month

Asian pears

It's time to harvest and enjoy Asian pears as well as late peaches and nectarines. Remove and destroy any fallen fruit to reduce new generations of pests.

For other August orchard activities, click here.

Composting reminder

Compost on shovel
Properly maintained compost piles rarely have an unpleasant odor. One  common cause of “pile reek” is.... Read more.  Composting with worms? Check the bedding for moisture; add water as needed. Worms love melon rinds, so share!

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
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Sacramento, CA  95827


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