Sacramento County Master Gardeners
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.
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UC Gardening Blogs
Added September 15, 2014
Do you have a little land to spare, such as a quarter of an acre or up to...
Added September 12, 2014
Praying mantids are, oh, so patient. They perch on a flower, their spiked...
Added September 11, 2014
Two categories of evolutionary challenges result from escalating human...
Added September 10, 2014
Something was wrong. The Anise Swallowtail (Papillo zelicaon) that...