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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

This month in the vegetable garden

Soil temperature
Your soil may be warm enough to plant some warm season vegetables now but check.... read more

See results of growing experiments conducted at the FOHC vegetable demonstration garden last year:  sweet potatoes and straw bale gardening.
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In the WEL this month

CA poppy

April is a must-visit month for the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Read more about what's especially attractive at this time of year.  Don't miss the spring plant list with beautiful pictures and descriptions!
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In the orchard this month

Codling moth larva on pear
April is a good time to start watching for codling moths in your apple, pear, and quince trees.  For control tips, including when to spray in the Sacramento area, as well as other April orchard activities, click here.
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Gardening with limited water

dry cracked soil
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.
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Composting reminder

Chopped greens and browns.

Separate finished from unfinished compost in your pile with these tips.  Read more.  If you're composting with worms, add additional food because the worms are getting more active. Learn more about composting here.
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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Pest Alert!

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

Read more
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2014 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2014 GG cover


Order your 2014 Gardening Guide and Calendar online now. To see more about this Gardening Guide and how to order it, click here.  It makes a great gift!
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UC Cooperative Extension
Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
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Sacramento, CA  95827

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