Sacramento County Master Gardeners
MG training application package available
Click here (or the Training tab above) for the necessary information and forms to apply for the Sacramento County Master Gardener volunteer program. Applications must be received at the Sacramento County UC Cooperative Extension office by
5 p.m. on October 22, 2014.
In the WEL this month
For more of our hot weather water efficient favorites, please visit our Summer Plant List.
This month in the vegetable garden
Melons may be at their peak this month, but when should they be harvested? Cantaloupe/muskmelon is fully ripe when it pulls off the stem easily (it “slips” from the vine). Read more about how to tell when melons are ready to harvest.
In the orchard this month
Many of the mid-season apples are ripe this month - Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith. Also harvest Asian pears and figs! For more September orchard activities, click here.
Visit the orchard during the next Open Garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center on September 20 from 9a.m. until noon.
Composting with worms? Harvest castings if they are dark and look like coffee grounds.
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.
UC Cooperative Extension
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Monday through Thursday
9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday
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UC Gardening Blogs
Added September 22, 2014
Like bugs? Thinking about becoming an entomologist or just want some...
Added September 19, 2014
How can you hate a caterpillar and love a butterfly? You can't. Some...
Added September 18, 2014
We all take shortcuts. We look for the shortest line at the supermarket,...
Added September 17, 2014
When a monarch butterfly comes fluttering through your yard, grab your...