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

Sacramento County Master Gardeners

Harvest Day 2016

A Gardener's Dream Day

Saturday, August 6 - 8 AM - 2 PM
Join us!  Speakers, demonstrations, educational booths, taste grapes, get answers to gardening questions, tour the gardens and more. Gather your friends and come to the area’s premier one-day educational gardening event!

Harvest Day details and directions.

This month in the vegetable garden

Cherry tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes! Choices seem endless for these little flavor gems that say summer with every bite.

Do your tomatoes have brown leathery patches on the bottoms?  Blossom End Rot is common this time of year.

In the WEL this month

Crape Myrtle 'Dynamite'

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

For more favorites, please visit our Summer plant list.

In the orchard


Harvest season has begun. Support branches heavy with fruit to prevent them from breaking.

Keep fallen fruit picked up to avoid disease and rodents.

See more July orchard activities.


About composting


Grass clippings can be a great source of nitrogen, but beware!

If applications of weed-n-feed or any herbicides have been applied to the lawn, wait at least two mowings before adding clippings to the pile.

Consider grasscycling.

2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar


Look for the 2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar at Harvest Day on August 6!

It makes a great gift, especially with our new, lower price--$10 each!



Gardening with limited water

WEL April Peruvian-Scilla
Use less water in your garden, and learn the best ways to care for your plants during drought.   

Want to take out your turf grass? See Lawn Removal Methods.

Scilla peruviana

Pest Alerts!


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


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


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


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

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Page Last Updated: July 26, 2016

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