Sacramento County Master Gardeners
May Horticulture Center Updates
In the WEL
|May is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Spring.
The vegetable garden
If you haven’t already, soil should be warm enough now to transplant tomato and pepper seedlings.Warmer temperatures later in May mean it’s time to plant melons!
In the orchard
Fire blight on pears and apples is a big problem when spring weather is wet. For more information and other tips, see May in the Orchard.
Another challenge for apples and pears is managing codling moth.
Begin harvesting early blueberries and cane berries.
See more tips for May.
Peppermint was first cultivated in the mid-1700s near London. Now it grows almost everywhere in the world.
Learn about growing peppermint.
Ready to use your compost but your compost isn’t ready for you? Use a sifter to screen out the finished “gardener’s gold.”
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.
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