2023 Gardening Guide and Calendar
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Our 2023 Gardening Guide and Calendar is all about growing vegetables.
|Cold weather will damage some plants. Be prepared to protect sensitive plants.|
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February Horticulture Center Updates
The vegetable garden
|Potatoes come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Some varieties may surprise you with yellow, red, or blue flesh! Read about planting, growing and harvesting potatoes and more in the February vegetable garden.|
In the WEL
In the orchard
|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. See more information and other February orchard activities.|
February is a good time to plant seeds for Calendula. This edible flower makes a big show in the garden, attracts beneficial insects, and is a lovely addition to many food dishes.
Want compost in less than 3 months? Try the rapid or hot pile technique. Build it, water it, turn it regularly, but don’t add to it.
Shop for new berry plants for your garden and finish pruning.
See more tips for February.
Late February is usually a good time to prune the vineyard.
Learn the different pruning methods and other tasks this month in the vineyard.
This highly destructive insect has been confirmed in Sacramento County areas of Arden-Arcade and Rancho Cordova.
Report suspected finds to the Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner office or call the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Pest Hotline at 1 (800) 491-1899.
Read more on the Japanese beetle from UC IPM.
Asian citrus psyllid
Brown marmorated stink bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
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