Sacramento County Master Gardeners
2017 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Don't miss our beautiful 2017 Calendar. It makes a great gift, especially with our new, lower price--$10 each.
Now also at local nurseries.
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The vegetable garden
This is the month to harvest pumpkins and winter squash for cooking and for fall decorations. Harvest after the vines have dried and before the first frost.
In the orchard
Pomegranates are ripening. Try to pick them before rains cause cracks in the skin.
See more October orchard activities.
In the WEL
October is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. Visit us at the Open Garden on Wednesday, October 12 from 9 AM - Noon.
For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Fall.
'Hot and Spicy' Oregano might be the perfect herb for your garden.
Are manures right for the compost pile?
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Gardening with limited water
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.
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4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
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Office is closed on Friday
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