Sacramento County Master Gardeners
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!
This month in the vegetable garden
This is the month to harvest pumpkins and winter squash for cooking and for fall decorations. Harvest after the vines have dried and before the first frost. Learn more about when to pick winter squash and pumpkins.
In the orchard this month
Pomegranates are ripening earlier than usual this year. Try to pick them before rains cause cracks in the skin. For more October orchard activities, click here.
In the WEL this month
For more of our autumn water efficient favorites, please visit our Fall Plant List.
Composting with worms? Worms like pumpkin pulp and rind, so give them a treat.
Gardening with limited water
Carpenteria Californica, beautiful drought tolerant native shrub.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several blocks in Midtown Sacramento.
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UC Gardening Blogs
Added October 29, 2014
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Added October 28, 2014
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Added October 27, 2014
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Added October 24, 2014
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