Sacramento County Master Gardeners
Gardening with limited water
Sedum palmeri, a UC Davis Arboretum All-Star
This month in the vegetable garden
While few annual vegetables are "drought tolerant," there are some varieties that will grow successfully with less water. Most of these vegetables are heirlooms from arid parts of the world. Read more about three bean varieties to consider.
In the WEL this month
July is a lovely time in the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. Read more about what's especially attractive now.
For more summer water efficient favorites, please visit our Summer Plant List.
Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'
In the orchard
The summer fruit harvest season begins in earnest this month. Pick up any fallen fruit to minimize pest and disease problems including future generations of codling moths. For more July orchard activities click here.
During the hot summer months closely monitor your compost pile for proper moisture content. High temperatures may require.... Read more. If you're composting with worms be sure to keep their bedding moist. Treat your worms to watermelon rinds.
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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