Sacramento County Master Gardeners
Gifts from the Garden Workshop
8 AM - Noon
Register by October 3
We have a few seats left! Join us in welcoming fall with your personally crafted centerpiece and a fragrant herbal sachet. Learn from the Master Gardeners about growing herbs, succulents and bulbs.
Bulbs are very drought tolerant. Winter rain is usually all they need.
We are offering 12 dazzling varieties for your gardening pleasure.
2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar
You won't want to miss our beautiful 2017 Calendar.
Buy online or look for it at our events. It makes a great gift, especially with our new, lower price--$10 each. Now also at local nurseries.
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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 rains cause cracks in the skin.
See more October orchard activities.
In the WEL
October is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. Visit us at the Open Garden on Wednesday, October 12 from 9 AM - Noon.
For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Fall.
Meet some of the bacteria at your service helping to decompose the compost pile at different times of year.
Composting with worms? Harvest castings if they are dark and look like coffee grounds.
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Garden Enrichment Opportunities!
There are several ways for you to help us financially while helping yourself at the same time. Besides a tax deductible donation, you can shop and attend occasional paid classes.
Gardening with limited water
Use less water in your garden, and learn the best ways to care for your plants during drought.
Want to take out your turf grass? See Lawn Removal Methods.
UC Cooperative Extension
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Monday through Thursday
9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday
Please call for walk-in
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