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


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Video library of gardening topics. Enjoy!

YouTube Channel with all the 2020 Virtual Harvest Day and Master Gardener videos.

Our program is still "open for business" to answer your gardening and pest management questions.

We check email regularly and respond as soon as possible: mgsacramento@ucanr.edu


2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar

2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar

Learn about landscape and fruit trees and so much more in our 2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar! 

Although our online sales have closed, you can still get your copy. See the list of local retailers.


March Horticulture Center Updates

In the orchard

They are blooming!  Some fruit trees like this apricot bloom as early as February.  If bloom days are dry (pollinators don’t like rain) and warm (above 27 degrees), you can look forward to summer fruit!  See what to do in the orchard for March.

In the WEL

March is a lovely time in the water-efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.

For more favorites, please visit our plant list for Winter and Spring.

The vegetable garden

It’s time to plant seeds for tomatoes, if you haven’t already. Don’t be tempted to buy tomato plants now at the garden store unless you have a warm place to keep them until April!

See what to do in the vegetable garden in March.

Grow herbs!

Bay leaves

Bay Laurel. Want an herb you can harvest year around? If you’ve ever priced Bay leaves at the store, you’ll want to grow your own--even in a container.


For many gardeners, turning the pile can be the most grueling part of composting. Get the right tools to make the best use of your efforts.

The vineyard

If you did not prune in late February, prune in March before the new shoots reach two inches long.

Plan your mildew spray program.

Backyard berries

Test pH for Blueberries and fertilize all cane berries this month. Test your irrigation system.

See more tips for March.

Pest Alerts!

Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid has been found in Sacramento causing a County-wide quarantine. The tiny insect damages citrus fruit but of more importance, it can transmit the deadly citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening.  For more:

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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

Calendar temporarily on hold due to COVID.


Contact us

COVID-19 Update

Sorry, our office is temporarily closed.   

We are not currently accepting phone calls, walk-ins or specimen drop offs.

For all of your gardening questions, please use our e-mail. We monitor it regularly: 


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