2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar
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Learn about landscape and fruit trees and so much more in our 2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar!
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Video library of gardening topics. Enjoy!
YouTube Channel with all the Virtual Harvest Day speakers and Master Gardener videos.
Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions.
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October Horticulture Center Updates
In the WEL
The vegetable garden
It’s not too late to plant cool-season vegetables. Check the October column of our Vegetable Planting Chart (PDF). Visit garden stores for plants.
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 rain causes cracks in the skin.
See more October orchard activities.
Maintain soil pH for Blueberries and fertilize all berries.
See more berry tips for October.
Pineapple sage blooms late in summer just when hummingbirds (and humans) need a bright pop of color and delightful fragrance.
October is the time to eat grapes and inspect plants for leaf problems.See what to do in October in your vineyard.
The end of the summer vegetable garden can provide the beginnings of a beautiful compost pile. Put only disease- and pest-free plants and vegetables in the pile.
Are manures right for the compost pile?
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
Check the calendar above for events.
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We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs.
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