In an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 crisis and the recommendations of various public health agencies we will be adjusting our services accordingly:
Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions. Please send an email with your inquiry to email@example.com. We are checking email regularly and will respond to your questions as soon as possible.
We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs at our Master Gardener Help Desk at the UCCE Sacramento office.
Community events scheduled until April 30 are now canceled.
2020 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Blossoms! Learn about flowers and so much more in our 2020 Calendar!
Plenty of advice about growing flowers and recipes from the Master Food Preservers for cooking with them.
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April Horticulture Center Updates
In the WEL
The vegetable garden
Plant tomatoes when the soil temperature is around 65°F (usually late April or early May in the Sacramento area).
In the orchard
Harvest spring-ripening citrus like this ‘Gold Nugget’ mandarin.
Are you ready to do battle with coddling moth in apples and pears this year? Now is the time to remove infested fruit. See April in the Orchard for more tips.
|Want an herb to use even in the cold of winter? Consider adding Salad Burnet to your herb garden. This evergreen perennial tastes like cucumber and makes an attractive plant all year around with lovely blooms in late spring.|
April in a healthy vineyard is a time of rapid growth. Management of vines at this time is critical to establishing good canopies.See what to do in April in your vineyard.
Berries are blooming. Mulch protects shallow berry roots. Manage pests--thrips on Blueberries. See more tips for April.
Asian Citrus Psyllid
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several areas in Sacramento County.
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827
Telephone Help Desk:
Monday through Thursday
9 AM to Noon, 1 to 4 PM
Please call for walk-in
Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
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