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Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Tomato Gardening Basics

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

Sacramento Area Planting Guide for Flower and Vegetable Seeds

Asian Citrus Psyllid Info and Video

 

Quick Clicks

CA Native Plants For Your Area of CA

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Dave's Garden Plant Search

National Pesticide Information Center

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Vegetable Planting Calendar

Storing Fruits and Vegetables

Tomato Taste Test Trials

Fruit Tree Varieties

Nut Tree Varieties

Fruit & Nut Harvest Dates

Fruit Taste Test Winners

Citrus Tree Info

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Shade Tree Selection Guide

Weather Websites

Fertilizer Ingredients (by brand)

Farmer Fred's 10 Garden Rules

 

The Drought and Your Garden

CA Native Plants Localized for Your Town: calscape.org

Low Water Plant Trials: Results

Sacramento Smart Irrigation Scheduler

Gardening With Limited Water

Water Efficient Plants for Sacramento

Other Water Efficient Plant Resources

EPA Guide to Water-Smart Landscapes

Water-Wise CA Regional Garden Sites

Tips For Growing Native Plants

 

VEGETABLES

Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

Tomato Troubleshooting Tips

Blossom End Rot on Tomatoes

 Recipes for Your Home Grown Produce

Help Plants Beat the Heat

Grow your Own Popcorn !

How To Grow Giant Pumpkins
                  
 Growing Winter Vegetables
                  
FRUIT

Fruit Facts from the CA Rare Fruit Growers

Fruit and Nut Links from UC

Avocado Trees for Northern California?

How to Increase the Size of Your Table Grapes

How To Get Bigger Fruit From Your Fruit Trees

Citrus Tips from the Pros

UC: Growing Blueberries in the Sacramento Region

Blueberries for the Valley

Fruit Tree Care Calendar

Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

U.C. Davis Tips on Fruit Tree Pruning & Training

How To Prune Overgrown Deciduous Fruit Trees

 Fall

Fall is Lawn Renovation Time

Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds

Why Rotate Your Crops?

 Sacramento Area
Planting Guide for 
Flower and Vegetable 
Seeds 

Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Plants for Late Fall/Winter Color

Greenhouse Tomatoes in 
the Fall/Winter

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

 Easy Care Plants 
for Privacy

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for 
Small Yards
                  
                  Pruning Q&A's
Frost, Freeze Tips

Protecting Plants from Frost or Freeze

The Quick Guide: When a Frost is Forecast

Frost Protection for Citrus and Other Subtropical Plants

After a Freeze: What Should You Do in the Garden? 
                  
Winter
Growing Winter Vegetables
 
Plants for Late Fall / Winter Color
 
Frost/Freeze Tips For Citrus
 
Best Soil Temperatures for Vegetable Seeds
 
Why Rotate Your Crops?
 
Plant a Fruit Tree...Or Two!
 
Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees
 
Threat to Citrus Trees: the Asian Citrus Psyllid
 
Christmas Tree Care
 
Plants for Late Fall / Winter Color
ROSES

Rose Pruning, California Style

Roses For Shade

The Top Ten Roses for Sacramento

100 Roses for the Valley and Foothills

Rose Planting Basics 

LANDSCAPING

How Much Water Does Your Lawn and Garden Really Need?

Plant Lists Categorized by their Water Needs

Soil Solarization

Growing Fall/Winter Vegetables

Greenhouse Tomatoes in the Fall/Winter

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Landscaping Tips

UC Davis Arboretum All-Stars

Easy Care Plants for Privacy
                  
 Shows for the Nose: Other Fragrant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants (Alleged)

 

GARDEN HELPERS

The Garden "Good Guys"

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

GardenInsects.Com

Free Publications From UC's Farm and Garden Experts 

 

TREES

20 Great Trees for the Sacramento Area

Small Trees for Small Yards

Hiring an Arborist: Tips from the Sacramento Tree Foundation

Finding an ISA-Certified Arborist

After the storm: Leaning Trees Need Your Attention, Now!

Oak Tree Care

Planting Under Oaks

Pruning Q&A's

Christmas Tree Care

 

More Garden Features


                  
                  
Lifetime Master Gardener Fred Hoffman is the host of the "KFBK Garden
Show" on 1530-AM/93.1-FM KFBK in Sacramento, California each Sunday
morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacfic Time, followed by "Get Growing" on
Talk 650 KSTE in Sacramento, 10 a.m. to Noon. At noon, it's the KSTE Farm Hour.
And, you can listen to all the shows, live, via the KFBK.com and KSTE.com websites.
 
Available as podcasts!
Previous editions of "The KFBK Garden Show" and "Get Growing".
Plus, for news about California agriculture, it's the KSTE Farm Hour.
Podcast links for Itunes users: KFBK Garden Show and Get Growing
Southern Sacramento and Northern San Joaquin County gardeners can also
get current gardening information from Fred in his Saturday gardening column
in the Lodi News-Sentinel.; also available at the Farmer Fred Rant! Blog page.
 

UPCOMING GUESTS ON THE "KFBK GARDEN SHOW" & "GET GROWING" ON KSTE

 
Mar. 19: Warren Roberts - UC Davis Arboretum: "The Showy Plants of Late Winter-Early Spring"; Robin Parer - "The Plant's Lover's Guide To Hardy Geraniums"; John Greenlee - "Native Meadow Grasses";
 
Mar. 26: Jeff Gravish - Boething Treeland Farms: "Spring tree care."
 
Apr. 2: Debbie Flower - Horticultural Consultant: "Early Spring Garden Advice";
Robin Stockwell - "Succulents"
 
 
A Clue for the Garden Grappler
 

Visit the Farmer Fred Rant Blog Page for These Garden Tips and More:

Vegetables:

Terrific Tomato Tips

Some Vegetables Require Less Water Than Others

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden? Some Tips

Will Those Green Tomatoes Turn Red This Fall?

Before You Plant, Check the Soil Temperature

Make Your Own Planting Mix

Starting Tomatoes, Peppers From Seed

More Tips on Starting Tomatoes from Seed

Pepper Seeds Slow to Germinate? Some Tips

Heirloom Vegetables Are Better For You

Tomato Troubleshooter

Crop Rotation Plan for the Home Garden

Crop Rotation for the Garden, Pt. 2

The Hazards of Overfeeding Your Plants 

Hand-Pollinating Squash Plants

How to Grow Giant Pumpkins

Grow Your Own Popcorn

 

Fruits:

Avocado Trees for Sacramento? A Guide

Why Are My Oranges Splitting?

Frost/Freeze Protection Ideas for Citrus

Choosing and Planting Bare Root Fruit Trees

Mulch Under a Citrus Tree: Pros and Cons

Bareroot Fruit Tree Shopping? Buyer Beware!

Harvest Fruits By Look and Feel, Not the Calendar

Know Your Fruit Tree Rootstocks

Growing Blueberries in Container

Anatomy of a Professional Fruit Tasting

Why Are the Blackberries Turning White?

 

Bad Bugs, Diseases, Weeds:

Battling Tomato Hornworms

Every Season is Ant Season

The Green Fruit Beetles Are Back

Why are Blackberries Turning White?

Ants!

A Cure for the Cherry Maggot?

Controlling Snails and Slugs

Peach Leaf Curl: It's Back!

Battling Peach Leaf Curl

Battling Sooty Mold & Scale on Citrus

Controlling Fungus Gnats on Houseplants

Crane Flies vs. Mosquitoes

Leaf Spot Problem? Here's What to Do

Cat Proofing Your Garden

Yellowjacket Fun Facts! Control Tips, Too

Weedkillers: Read the Label!

 

ETC.

How To Find Garden Answers Online

Garden Shoes...or Gardening Shoes?

The Garden Good Guys:

Plants that Attract Beneficial Insects

Bring on the Bees!

Plants to Attract Pollinating Insects

This Blog is for the Birds

The Good Bug Hotel

What's Killing the Bees? A New Study Offers Clues

Landscaping, Lawns, Flowers

Getting the Yard Ready for a Rain and Wind Storm

Watering Tips for Drip Irrigation

A Tour of Maple Rock Gardens

The Heart-Healthy Garden

Plants for Privacy

The Cure for Non-Performing Daffodils

WELO is coming. Start Planning to Save Water Now

Plants Wilting in the Heat? Check Before You Water

Water-Saving Tips For Your Yard

Get Rid of Your Lawn with Soil Solarization

How to Kill Your Lawn in 2 Easy Steps

Droopy Plants on a Hot Day. Water...or Not?

 

Trees and Shrubs

How To Stake a New Tree

Holy Jumping Oak Galls, Batman!

 

 Fall & Winter:

Rain Draining Strategies to Save Your Home and Garden

Winter Storms and Tree Troubles

What to Do AFTER a Hard Freeze

What to Do When a Hard Freeze is Forecast

New Year's Resolutions for Gardeners

Persimmons: THE Edible Ornamental of Fall

Innovative Peach Leaf Curl Controls

Frost, Freezes Ahead. Get Your Yard Ready

After a Freeze, What Should a Gardener Do?

Fall-Winter Houseplant Care Tips

Drain the Rain Away from the House & Garden

Get Your Garden Storm-Ready

What to Do in Your Yard AFTER the Storm

Tips for the Fall-Winter Vegetable Garden

Add Color for the Cold, Gray Days of Winter

 Winter Storms and Trees: Inspect Them Now!

How to Grow Oak Trees from Acorns

What NOT to do in the Garden in Fall

Dead Foliage Now? Leaf it Alone!

Problem Plants

Have Horses? Avoid These Plants!

Safe Plants for You, But They're Poison to Your Pets

Mistletoe Control Tips

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Garden Data (thru Mar. 18, 2017)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : .90" valley; .80-1.1" foothills.

Soil Temperature: 55-59 (F) valley. 60 (F) low foothills. 47 (F) upper foothills.

Click Here for more Information about soil temperature and evapotranspiration rates

Chilling hours/portions (hours at 32-45 degrees-F, necessary for deciduous fruit tree production, Nov.-Feb.)

Nov. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017: Chill Hours: 796-933 valley; 900-1350 foothills. Chill Portions: 65-75 valley; 74-93 foothills.

What is a "Chill Hour", what is a "Chill Portion"?

Chill Portion Requirements for selected fruit and nut varieties

Nov. 1, 2015-Feb. 29, 2016:

Valley: Chill Hours: 714-896 . Chill Portions: 68-74.

Foothills: Chill Hours: 744-1360. Chill Portions: 73-85

Nov. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015:

Valley: 444-805 chill hours; 61-69 chill portions.

Foothills: 380-1095 chill hours; 65-85 chill portions

Nov. 1, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014:

Valley (Sac., SJ, Yolo, Sutter, Solano Cos.): 868-1230 hours

Foothills (Amador, El Dorado, Placer Cos.): 567-1129 hours 

2012-2013 Chill Season Totals: VALLEY: 1028-1325 hours; FOOTHILLS: 877-1863 hours

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Wondering when is the right time to plant?

The online Farmer Fred Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar for Northern California is for you! Click on each vegetable for specific planting information.

Also, download the printable planting calendar.

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Looking for lists and pictures of plants that don't require much water? Go to:

Water-Wise Gardening Websites

This is a project undertaken in conjunction with the municipalities and water districts in many California locales. The website has a wealth of local residential photography and plant information to help homeowners improve their garden in a water efficient way.

Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer residents: click on the link - Be Water Smart .

 
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Find a Green Gardener-certified landscaper near you: http://www.ecolandscape.org/programGG/GreenGardenerRefList.html
 
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 UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Saturday, March 18th, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm: Dehydrating Basics
Master Food Preservers of San Joaquin County present this class.
HTML Link: http://sjmastergardeners.ucanr.edu/?newsitem=68026 
Make sure to call 953-6100 and register for these workshops to make sure you have a seat and handout material.
 
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Sat & Sun, March 18-19, 2017  
10:00 am &endash; 4:00 pm
Almost Spring Plant Sale
Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
The Sacramento Perennial Plant Club and other clubs that meet at the center are offering plants, garden items, pottery, jewelry, books and collectibles for sale.  Food will be available.
 
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Sat. 03/18    10:00 am - noon  
SDG Native Garden Tour & Discussion 
 Instructor:  Alice Cantelow
Join us for a slow stroll and talk through the Native Garden at the Sherwood Demonstration Garden.  Learn about what is working and what isn't, what challenges have been overcome, and about individual plant species and their strengths and weaknesses.  She will also demonstrate some of the pruning being done.  Talk will occur rain or shine.     FREE CLASS
Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville
 
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Sat. 03/18  10:00 - 11:00 am   
Kids Class &endash; Show What You Grow 2017                                                       
Instructors:  Eddie Basham & Suzanne Surburg
Designed for kids ages 5 to 15 and will cover the basics of growing plants.  After the budding young gardeners learn the fundamentals, they will be encouraged to demonstrate their new skills by entering their plants in peer competition at the upcoming county fair.  Interested students are encouraged to preregister online:  http://ucanr.edu/sites/EDC_Master_Gardeners/El_Dorado_County_Fair/
FREE CLASS
El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Floriculture Bldg, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville
 
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Sat. 03/25     
Sustainable Gardening  9:00am - noon                                                                          
Instructor:  Deborah Nicolls
What Is It, Why Should You Do It, and How Do You Do It?  Come learn why you need to practice gardening sustainably to maintain your own little piece of the environment and maybe even improve it.  Learn how to save resources, money, and time as you garden. FREE CLASS
Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Drive, Placerville 
 
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Sat. March 25 10a-4p
The Sacramento Perennial Plant Club will present the 15th annual Vendor Sale on Sat. March 25, 2017 at the Shepard Garden & Art Center in McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Ave, Sacramento.. As in the past, we have nurseries and growers in the Greater Sacramento area at our event. We also host makers of garden related items. Robin Parer of Geraniaceae Nursery in Kentfield will be the guest speaker. She is an expert on hardy geraniums. .Her talk will be at noon. She will also be selling plants. The event is free to the public. For more info: http://sacramentoperennialplantclub.org
 
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Saturday, March 25 from 10AM - 2PM.                                                                                                                                                                                                
The Calaveras County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, March 25 from 10AM &endash; 2PM.   
 
Plant sale this month from 10am -12pm. We will have an assortment of plants from the top 100 UC Davis Arboretum All Stars; these plants have been selected for their easy care and drought tolerance. Proceeds from plant sales support the Master Gardener's education programs and maintenance of the Demonstration Garden.
 
The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas. 
 
This month our garden discussion will be on selecting fruit trees for our area.  Additionally, we will discuss the impact to garden and landscape plants resulting from this very wet winter.  
 
 For additional details contact the UC Cooperative Extension office at (209) 754-6477 or visit the UC Cooperative Extension website: http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/
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Tuesday, March 28th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Planning Your Summer Vegetable Garden
Spring is here! The San Joaquin Master Gardeners want you to join them for the run down on successful summer vegetable gardening. Class is located at the Robert J. Cabral Ag Center 2101 E. Earhart Ave, Stockton, 95206. 
Make sure to call 953-6100 and register for these workshops to make sure you have a seat and handout material.
 
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Saturday, April 1, 2017 9am
Spring is finally here! Are your thoughts turning to delicious, homegrown vegetables or a vase of colorful flowers from your garden? Please join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, April 1, 2017 for "Garden Friends: Summer Vegetables and Annual Flowers". Master Gardeners will identify local favorites and discuss care and maintenance of these as well as other vegetables and annual flowers which can be grown now and throughout the summer. Interested in organic vegetable gardening? The why and how of organic gardening will also be covered.  The class is free and open to the public. Handouts will include a planting guide which lists various elevations and local micro-climates. Classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon. 
 
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador    
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Date: Sat. April 8, 2017  registration opens Mar 10
Sponsor: Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
What: Free self-guided tour of 28 gardens in the Sacramento and Yolo County areas featuring 50% or more California native plants
Time: 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Registration: Opens March 10, 2017 at mailto:gardensgonenative@eventbrite.com
More information at: http://sacvalleycnps.org
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m - 4 p.m.
WHAT: Free Plant Clinic and Worm Bin Demonstration
WHERE: American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 8470 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove 95758
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
Learn how worms recycle kitchen scraps into rich, garden compost.
 
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Sunday, April 9, 2016 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County and the Town of Yountville invite the community to join them for a public workshop, "Tomato Fun Facts & Growing Tips".  This workshop will be held in Yountville on Sunday, April 9, 2016 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington Street.
 
Tomatoes just want to grow- they're practically weeds! A few basics, such as the right time to plant, the right place to grow, the right amount of water, and some pest control is all that's needed. Join the UC Master Gardeners for this program offering some fun facts about tomatoes and some solid research-based growing tips.
 
There is a charge of $12 per person (Free for Yountville residents) for the Yountville workshop. To register for the Yountville workshop contact the Yountville Parks & Recreation Department at 707-944-8712 or online Town of Yountville Adult Programs Registration , look for UC Master Gardeners &endash; Tomatoes 2017. For additional information, call UCCE office at 707-253-4221. Upvalley and American Canyon residents can call toll-free at 877-279-3065.
 
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WHEN: Wednesday, April 12, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
WHAT: April Open Garden at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center
WHERE: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center,11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks 95628
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County at this mid-week open garden.
At 10 a.m. watch mini-demonstrations on preparing raised vegetable beds for summer planting, pruning citrus, thinning fruit on fruit trees, controlling grapevine overgrowth and managing grape pest and planting warm season herbs.
Bring your garden problem questions to the Plant Clinic table.
Located outside &endash; rain or shine
 
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Saturday, April 15, 2017 9a
Are you eager to get started raising backyard chickens or just beginning to consider home grown poultry? Fresh eggs are one of the many benefits that come from having your own chickens, a popular practice many people find fun and rewarding. The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be offering a free public class, "Raising Backyard Chickens" on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Master Gardener, Stephanie Allen, will cover the basics of choosing and raising chicks as well as selecting appropriate breeds, housing, nutrition and the importance of keeping your chickens in optimal health. Handouts will be provided. Classes are held in the GSA building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9am to Noon. 
 
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Plant Clinic
WHERE: Carmichael Park, 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael 95608
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to a UCCE Master Gardener plant clinic at Creek Week.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Saturday, May 6th 9a
Building and Using a Hoop House
 
How would you like more control over the growing season? Do you want to harvest tomatoes year-round and grow lettuce for your salads in the hot summer?
If so, then a Hoop House could be the perfect addition to your gardening area. Please join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, May 6th (this class was originally scheduled for March 25) for our class on "Building and Using a Hoop House".  Attendees will gain hands&endash;on experience in the complete construction of a Hoop House as well as ideas for year-round use of the structure. Hand-outs will be provided. The class is free and open to the public. However, we are asking that you call 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu for the location and to make reservations. Please leave your name and the number in your party attending.
 
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu.  Website:  http://ucanr.edu/mgamador
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 6, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Basic Composting Workshop & Plant Clinic
WHERE: Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA  95624
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County event:
11:00 a.m. &endash; 1:00 p.m.
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Do you want to know what those bugs are in your garden?  Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the Plant Clinic table.
11:00 a.m. &endash; 12:00 p.m.
The Master Gardeners will teach how to turn yard waste into "gardener's gold".  A class on the basics of composting will include setting up a compost bin, types of compost bins and tips for success.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Open Garden
WHERE: Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA  95628
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Join the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County on a tour of irrigation methods used on edible crops and in water efficient landscape areas.
At 10 a.m., watch mini-demonstrations on grapevine thinning techniques to improve fruit quality, selecting water-efficient landscape plants, managing weeds and deadheading herbs.
Bring your garden problem questions to the Plant Clinic table.
Located outside.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Basics of Worm Composting Workshop
WHERE: Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA  95864
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Worm Wranglers from the UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach the basics of worm composting.  Learn bin setup, harvesting techniques, and what to feed your worms.
 
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Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite you to their seventh biannual garden tour, "Discover Garden Magic."
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On this newly-reimagined, self-guided tour, you will be able to explore six upvalley gardens of UC Master Gardeners in Napa County who live in and around Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.  Using University of California research-based horticultural information, these gardens illustrate a wide selection of gardening topics, from water-wise planting and irrigation technology, growing vegetables and edibles, to creating beautiful outdoor living spaces.
 
The tour includes both large and small gardens, where you will see inspiring examples of backyard food production, an old vine zinfandel vineyard, gardens designed to attract birds and bees and fun do-it-yourself ideas to create innovative and functional outdoor living areas.  All gardens use plantings appropriate for our mediterranean climate and are unique in design and function. There will be Master Gardener docents and educational opportunities at each location. 
 
Tickets: $35 Prior to Event / $40 Day of Event.  Tickets may be purchased online in advance by credit card at http://ucanr.edu/ucmgnapa or with check by downloading our mail-in form from our website. Tickets may also be purchased by cash or check at our UCCE office, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Suite 4, Napa, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. &endash; 5:00 p.m. Checks should be made payable to "UC Regents." Will-Call and day of Ticket Sales Sunday, May 21, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. at Upper Valley Campus, Napa Valley College, 1088 College Ave, St. Helena, off Pope Street. We are unable to process credit card payments at Will Call.  Cash or checks payable to UC Regents only.
 
For more information on Garden Tour and tickets, visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/ucmgnapa or call 707-253-4143. Find us on Facebook UC Master Gardeners of Napa County .
 
 
 
 
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