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


2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar

2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar

Don't miss our 2019 Calendar!  Master Gardeners give you advice about growing it and the Master Food Preservers help you preserve it.

Hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, family and friends--they will love it.

And still only $10!


Worm Composting Workshop

Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10 AM till NOON

Worm composting is neat, easy and odorless--ideal for indoor or outdoor locations.  Learn how and take worms and a bin home.  $25. 

Learn more and register.


Composting Workshop

Compost, it's easy to do!

Saturday, March 23, 2019
10 AM till NOON

Learn by doing at this hands-on demonstration on how to build an active compost pile.  Learn if "Hot" composting is right for you.  $10. 

Learn more and register.


Frost protection

Frosty Chard
Cold weather will damage some plants. Read about how to protect sensitive plants.


2018 holiday office hours

The UCCE Office will be closed:

  • Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019 for end of the year holidays


December Horticulture Center Updates

In the orchard

Satsuma Mandarin

Spray peach and nectarine for peach leaf curl as soon as leaves have fallen.

Begin winter pruning. Mark your calendar for our annual Pruning Workshop, January 19, 2019.

See more December orchard tasks.


In the WEL

Dwarf Pomegranate
December 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 Fall and Winter.


The vegetable garden

Garden Journal

This is a good time to jot down how your summer garden did.  Keep a journal!

Our 2019 Saving the Harvest Calendar is the perfect place to record your gardening notes.


Grow herbs!


Rosemary is an edible garden winner.  It's tough, drought tolerant, evergreen and need we say tasty!  Whether you choose ornamental or culinary varieties, all are edible and all make a show with their blue flowers in spring into summer.



Fall Leaves

Big trees mean lots of fall leaves—sometimes more than our compost piles can handle all at once.

Get ideas on what to do with excess leaves.


Backyard berries

Blueberry Fall Color

Enjoy fall color on some blueberry varieties. 

See more tips for December.

Continuing News

Pest Alerts!

Asian citrus psyllid

Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) and Huanglongbing disease. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit a deadly citrus disease.  For more:


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

Page Last Updated: November 30, 2018

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