Sacramento County Master Gardeners
In the WEL this month
March 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 winter water efficient favorites, please visit our Spring Plant List.
This month in the vegetable garden
March is still a good time to plant potatoes. They come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Potatoes generally have white flesh, but there are varieties that have yellow, red, or blue flesh. Read more about planting, growing and harvesting potatoes here.
In the orchard this month
To help control codling moth damage to apples and pears, set out traps by mid-March to monitor when the moths begin to fly. For more information about codling moth control and other March orchard activities click here.
If you're composting with worms, harvest the castings if they are dark and look like coffee grounds.
Gardening with limited water
Ribes speciosum, beautiful, thorny native shrub that attracts hummingbirds and requires no summer water.
2015 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Order your 2015 Gardening Guide and Calendar, Our All Stars for All Seasons, online now. To see more about this Gardening Guide and how to order it, click here. Remember, it makes a great gift!
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.Read more
The first official find of a Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) in Sacramento County occurred on November 10, 2014.
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UC Gardening Blogs
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