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UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

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March Horticulture Center Updates

The vegetable garden

Plant tomato seeds

It’s time to plant seeds for tomatoes, if you haven’t already. Don’t be tempted to buy tomato plants now at the garden store unless you have a warm place to keep them until April!

See what to do in the vegetable garden in March.


In the orchard

Coddling moth damage - Apples and Pears

New! Are you interested in the varieties of fruit trees we grow at the Horticulture Center? Visit our new Orchard Maps. Ask us about them at the next Open Garden on March 11, 9 AM till Noon.

Also see our March orchard tips like waging war on coddling moths.


In the WEL

Puruvian scillia
March is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant lists for Winter and Spring.


About composting

Turn, turn, turn!
For many gardeners, turning the pile can be the most grueling part of composting. Get the right tools to make the best use of your efforts.


Grow herbs!

Sweet Woodruff
Do you want a ground cover that thrives in full or partial shade, does not require frost protection, and resists pests and disease? Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum) is an attractive option.


Continuing News

Pest Alerts!


Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.


The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) was first found in Sacramento County in November, 2014.

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