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

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 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

This is a lovely time to visit the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Read more about what's especially attractive at this time of year. 

For more of our autumn water efficient favorites, please visit our Fall Plant List.

This month in the vegetable garden

squash ‘Rouge Vif d’Etampes’

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.

Composting reminder

autumn leaves
Big trees mean big piles of fall leaves, sometimes more than our compost piles can handle all at once.  Read more about what to do with those leaves.

Composting with worms? Worms like pumpkin pulp and rind, so give them a treat.

Gardening with limited water

Carpenteria Californica
Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought.  Click on the "Gardening with limited water" tab at left (or click here) for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden. 
Carpenteria Californica, beautiful drought tolerant native shrub.

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug



Pest Alert!

Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several blocks in Midtown Sacramento.

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Contact us

UC Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827

916.876.5338 (New Number!)

Telephone consultation:
Monday through Thursday
9am to 12pm, 1 to 4pm
Office is closed on Friday

Please call for walk-in
office hours. 

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Page Last Updated: October 16, 2014

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