Sacramento County Master Gardeners
In the WEL this month
April is a must-visit month for the water efficient landscape gardens at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. Read more about what's especially attractive at this time of year. Don't miss the spring plant list with beautiful pictures and descriptions!
This month in the vegetable garden
See results of growing experiments conducted at the FOHC vegetable demonstration garden last year: sweet potatoes and straw bale gardening.
In the orchard this month
Separate finished from unfinished compost in your pile with these tips. Read more. If you're composting with worms, add additional food because the worms are getting more active. Learn more about composting here.
Gardening with limited water
Drought tolerant native shrub Carpenteria Californica photo at right.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) (Halyomorpha halys) have invaded several blocks in Midtown Sacramento.
2014 Gardening Guide and Calendar
Order your 2014 Gardening Guide and Calendar online now. To see more about this Gardening Guide and how to order it, click here. It makes a great gift!
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UC Gardening Blogs
Added April 18, 2014
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