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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

In the WEL this month


February is a lovely time in the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.  Read more about what's especially attractive now. 

For more winter water efficient favorites, please visit our plant list for Winter.

This month in the vegetable garden

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Potatoes come in many sizes, shapes, and colors.  They generally have white flesh, but there are varieties that have yellow, red, or blue flesh.  Read more about planting, growing and harvesting potatoes here.

In the orchard

Leaf curl

February is the time to spray your peach and nectarine trees to control peach leaf curl, especially if the leaves looked like this last year. For more information and other February orchard activities click here.

Composting reminder

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“Browns” to add to the "greens" in your compost pile may be hard to find at this time of year. Read more about how to solve this problem.

If you're composting with worms and the bin is outside, remember to remove the blanket or towel coverings when the temperature warms up.

2016 Gardening Guide and Calendar

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Order your 2016 Gardening Guide and Calendar, Living in Our Golden State...Come Rain or Come Shine, online now. See more about this Gardening Guide and how to order it.  Remember, it makes a great gift!

Gardening with limited water

Learn the best ways to care for your plants during this drought.   Click here for links to helpful information about using less water in your garden. 

Want to take out your turf grass? Lawn Removal Methods describes several ways to eliminate your lawn.

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Pest Alerts!


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

Read more

The first official find of a Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris) in Sacramento County occurred on November 10, 2014.

Read more



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Sacramento County
Master Gardeners
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA  95827


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Page Last Updated: February 3, 2016

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