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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2018 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Think gifts! Get our beautiful 2018 Calendar. Monthly reminders, loads of information, vegetable planting chart and more. All this for $10 each, and you are helping our program. 

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Buy bulbs!

Allium schubertii

Bulbs are very drought tolerant.  Winter rain is usually all they need.  This year we are offering a few unusual varieties along with the tried and true.

We have nine dazzling varieties for your gardening pleasure.


October Horticulture Center Updates

In the WEL

Salvia and Carpenter Bee
October is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for  Fall.


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. 

In the orchard


Pomegranates are ripening. Try to pick them before rain causes cracks in the skin. 

See more October orchard activities.

Grow herbs!


Put a little something spicy in your life.

'Hot and Spicy' Oregano might be the perfect herb for your garden.


About composting


The end of the summer vegetable garden can provide the beginnings of a beautiful compost pile. Put only disease- and pest-free plants and vegetables in the pile.

Are manures right for the compost pile?

Continuing News

Pest Alerts!

Asian citrus psyllid

Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and Huanglongbing disease. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit a deadly citrus disease.  For more:


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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