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April Garden Chores

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects

Attracting Bees To Your Garden

Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

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

Plants For Dry Shade

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

Growing Caneberries in the Sacramento Region

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, too!
Previous editions of "The KFBK Garden Show" and "Get Growing".
Plus, for news about California agriculture, it's the KSTE Farm Hour.
New Podcast links for Itunes podcast users:
KFBK Garden Show
Get Growing
KSTE Farm Hour
 
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

 

Apr. 15: Juliet Voigtlander, El Dorado Nursery and Garden: "Wise landscaping choices"; 2018 All-Ameica Plant Selection Winners; The latest in unthirsty turf substitutes.

Apr. 22: Ed Laivo: "All About Growing Fruits". Sacramento Rose Society Show and Sale, Saturday, Apr. 28 at the Shepherd Garden and Arts Center, 1-5pm.

A Clue for the Garden Grappler
 

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

Vegetables:

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden? Some Tips

Terrific Tomato Tips

Some Vegetables Require Less Water Than Others

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

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

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?

Tips for a Healthy Heart and Thwarting Type 2 Diabetes

The Garden Good Guys:

4 Plants to Attract Pollinators and Beneficials

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

Fall Lawn Renovation

Plants For Dry Shade

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 (through April 20, 2018)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : 1.1" valley; .90-1.0" foothills.

Soil Temperature: 56=60(F) valley. 58(F) low foothills. 50(F) upper foothills.

Click Here for more Information about soil temperature and evapotranspiration rates

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

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

Chill Portion Requirements for selected fruit and nut varieties

 

Nov. 1, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018:

Chill Hours: 762-905 valley; 618-1115 foothills. Chill Portions: 67-75 valley; 72-84 foothills.

Nov. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017:

Chill Hours: 796-933 valley; 900-1350 foothills. Chill Portions: 65-75 valley; 74-93 foothills.

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
 
Friday and Saturday April 20th and 21st. 9am to 3pm both days.
Butte College Plant Sale
Butte College Environmental Horticulture Department is going to have its annual Spring Blowout Plant Sale. All plants will be 30% off, with specially marked items 50% off. There will also be an Early Bird Special, where we take an additional 10% off the entire order between 9am and 10am.
 
Butte College Environmental Horticulture Dept.
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 895-2515
 
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When: Saturday April 21, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
April Workshop - Basics of Pressure Canning
Cost: $25
Click here to register
Pressure Canning opens the door to more complete food preservation. Vegetables must be preserved with pressure canning. Soups stews broth fish and meats all need pressure canning. This workshop will help expand your knowledge and comfort of pressure canning. You will make and take home some pressure canned products.
For more information, visit our website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/NSJMFP/
If you need assistance or accommodations, please contact the UCCE Master Food Preservers of the Northern San Joaquin Valley at 209-953-6100.
 
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When:   Saturday, April 21, 2018  6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
What:   CEMETERY TOUR - Romance & Roses. The Old City Cemetery Committee presents an evening tour of the cemetery's Historic Rose Garden
Cost:   $20 per ticket. Buy at https://romanceroses.bpt.me/
Where:  Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
 
Come walk through pathways covered in roses while you hear tales of love in years gone-by. Costumed docents and actors will tell about how couples met and how they died, and recount legends about roses, the symbol of love. Bring somebody you love, breathe in the perfume of the roses around you, and enjoy a lovely evening in our award-winning Historic Rose Garden in the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery.
 
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at https://romanceroses.bpt.me/. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
 
The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Worm Composting Workshop
WHERE: Galt-Marian O. Lawrence Library, 1000 Caroline Avenue, Galt 95632
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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Sat.-Sun. April 21 and 22
Sat: 1-5pm; Sun: 10-3pm
The Sacramento Iris Society will be presenting its 68th annual show and sale of many beautiful and different irises at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center at 3330 McKinley Blvd.   
This free program is an opportunity for the public to view the newest varieties of irises that are available to Sacramento gardeners.  
Desired potted irises may be purchased at the show. (and even more varieties will be available as rhizomes on July 14 and 15.)  
Stan Logan, Sales Chairperson, 530-902-3852
 
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WHEN:     Sunday, April 22nd
TIME:        2:00 - 4:00 pm
YEAR-ROUND KITCHEN GARDENING
WHERE:   Mary L. Stephens Davis Library, Children's Area Conference Room at 315 E. 14th St., Davis
WHAT:      This month's seasonal presentation is on planting and caring for fruit trees, thinning stone fruit, harvesting artichokes and vermiculture.
DETAILS:  UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County offer monthly sessions to focus on home gardening of fruits, vegetables and herbs.
For more information, contact UC Yolo County Master Gardeners 530-666-8737
 
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When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.
           Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.
           Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 1:00 p.m.
What:   The Old City Cemetery Committee presents a series of talks and tours on the cemetery's Historic Rose Garden.
 
Where:  Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
 
Join Rosarian Anita Clevenger and others to learn everything you always wanted to know about heritage roses. The talks will include a fascinating lecture (topics below) and a lovely Sunday afternoon stroll through the internationally recognized Historic Rose Garden.
 
•       April 22: Graceful Tea, China and Noisette roses, favorites of the 19th century
 
•       April 29: Repeat-blooming Bourbon and Hybrid Perpetual roses
 
•       May 6: Once-blooming European roses (some dating from ancient times) - Albas, Gallicas, Centifolia, Damask, and Moss roses will be featured. Enjoy the beauty of this cemetery garden in full bloom while you learn about roses rarely seen today. The events are free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations.
 
There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.
 
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Thursday, April 26    7:00 PM
Sacramento Perennial Plant Club
Chet Blackburn of the California Native Plant Society will present The Night Shift, a talk about the importance of moths to our ecosystem and gardens.  The public is welcome.
Shepard Garden and Arts Center
3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento 95816
916-823-5500
 
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WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
WHERE: Sacramento Food Bank, 3333 Third Avenue, Sacramento, CA  95817
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 the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN:     Saturday, April 28th
TIME:        Two free workshops are given by UCCE Master Gardeners.  The first one is 9:30 am.
SATURDAY EVENTS AT DAVIS CENTRAL PARK GARDENS
WHERE:   Central Park Gardens, located at the corner of Third and B Streets, Davis.
WHAT:      From 9:30-10:30 am the topic is how to adapt an existing irrigation system to create drip irrigation.
                  From 11:00am to Noon the topic is simple methods for removal of lawns with step-by-step instructions.
For more information, contact UC Yolo County Master Gardeners 530-666-8737
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
 
WHERE: Folsom City Lions Park, 403 Stafford Street, Folsom 95630
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 the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Saturday, April 28, 10 am-2pm
"Ask the Sprinkler Guy"
Folsom Lions Park (near the Folsom Library)
403 Stafford St, Folsom
The city of Folsom Water Conservation Division will be answering your sprinkler questions and showing off the latest in sprinkler technology. Sacramento Master Gardeners will also be there to answer your garden questions.
Free.
More information: 916-461-6174
 
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Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, 11am - 4pm
Folsom Garden Club's 18th Annual Garden Tour of Folsom
6 beautiful and unique gardens. Master Gardener information tables. Plant sale. Bake Sale. Artists in the gardens.
Proceeds benefit college scholarships, grants and community projects.
Tickets: $20
Tickets available online at www.folsomgarden.org
Ticket also available at American River Ace Hardware, THe Blossom Shop, Bushnell Nursery, Green Acres/Folsom, Raley's-Blue Ravine.
More info at www.folsomgarden.org
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Worm Composting Workshop
WHERE: Orangevale Library, 8820 Greenback Lane, Suite L, Orangevale 95662
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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Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Topic: Pressure Canning Basics
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Location: 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento
The Pressure's On: Pressure Canning Basics
UCCE Master Food Preserver Dennis Prendergast provides a basic introduction to safe pressure canning techniques. Learn about canning low-acid foods, such as vegetables, soups and meats. 
Note: Our 2018 Saturday demonstrations start an hour earlier than previous years to allow a full three hours to cover the basics, demonstrate the process, and allow ample time to answer questions. See you at 9:00!
Please check our website for our 2018 demonstration schedule
Can't make the demonstrations but have a food preservation or food safety question? 
We offer several ways to contact us for information.
Online at our Ask a Master Food Preserver link on our website at sacmfp.ucanr.edu. 
Call us at 916.875.6913. We have volunteers staffing our phone helpline Monday-Friday from 9-12 and 1-4.
Email us at sacmfp@ucanr.edu.
 
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Saturday, April 28 from 10AM - 1PM. 
The Calaveras County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, April 28 from 10AM - 1PM.  Plant sale 10AM -12. The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.
 
April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes.  This month we will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of various irrigation systems and the water requirements of different plants.  April is also a good month to install underground systems since the soil is soft and easier to dig. 
 
Find answers to your home gardening questions, including plant and pest problems.  When the garden is not open, home gardening assistance is offered by Master Gardeners through the help line at: 209-754-2880.  The public may leave a message regarding a problem and a Master Gardener will return the call.
 
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Sunday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m 
American Legion Hall located at 12134 Airport Rd in Martell.
 
2018 UCCE MASTER GARDENERS OF AMADOR COUNTY PLANT SALE
 
Start your spring gardening off right by picking up your favorite tomato or other vegetable varieties which have been propagated and cared for by Master Gardeners. Not sure what to plant? Master Gardeners can make suggestions and recommendations based on what has grown well for them in the area. 
But it is not just vegetables that you will find at the plant sale. We will have flowering plants as perennial trees and shrubs. Plant list will be posted a week before the sale so go check our website and start planning http://ucanr.edu/sites/Amador_County_MGs/! 
 
We accept only cash or check, please. Parking is free and plentiful. Come early for the best selection. All sale proceeds support free classes, programs and activities provided to the community by UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County.
 
If you have any questions about the plant sale or other gardening issues, call the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or e-mail, mgamador@ucanr.edu.  Web site: http://ucanr.edu/mgamador. 
 
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WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table-Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
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 the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
ANNUAL PLANT SALE of the Roseville Better Gardens Club
 
Maidu Community Center Walkway
1550 Maidu Drive
Roseville, CA  95661
Sale Open to the Public
 
Locally grown plants including succulents & pollinator plants at great prices and fresh flower arrangements, lots of garden items, garden art & books.
Proceeds help fund our new scholarship program & educate the community 
about gardening, conservation and wildlife
More info:
http://californiagardenclubs.com/content/roseville-better-gardens-club
Facebook: Roseville Better Gardens Club
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Open Garden at the Horticulture Center
WHERE: Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA  95628
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
At 10 a.m., the UCCE Master Gardeners will hold mini-demonstrations on:
Thin grape clusters and leaf pulling, create a worm composting tower in raised beds, grow vegetables in straw bales and container gardening.
On going through-out the morning:
Plant warm season herbs, harvest blueberries and bird netting and water conserving irrigation methods.
Bring your garden problem questions to the Ask the Master Gardeners table.
Located outside.
 
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WHEN: Sunday, May 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the East Sacramento Garden Tour
WHERE: East Sacramento Garden Tour at various locations in East Sacramento
COST: Information at http://davidlubingardentour.com
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
Connect with UC research based garden information.  The UCCE Master Gardeners will be stationed through-out the gardens to answer your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table-Florin Certified Farmers Market
WHERE: 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento 95823
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 the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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Thursday May 17, 2018 - Spring Pickling: Asparagus                     
Spring Picking:  Start building your stash of pickles with the wonderful fruits and vegetables available at this time of year.  Cost:  Event is FREE
Time/Location:   6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Bethell-Delfino Agricultural Building located at 311 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA
 
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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Dehydrating and Freezing
You have planted your summer garden.  In anticipation of a bountiful harvest, come learn what to do with all that produce. This class will cover the basics of dehydration and freezing.
Time/Location:  9:00 am -12 noon at the Bethell-Delfino Agricultural Building located at 311 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County presents
Espalier Training Fruit Trees Workshop
WHERE: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA  95628
COST: $45 per person.  Space limited; pre-registration required and must be received by
Monday, May 14
Registration information:       sacmg.ucanr.edu/Special_Events
 
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
 
The ancient Romans had it right; using espalier techniques to increase production and fill narrow spaces.  Espalier trees are simple to harvest and an attractive addition to any size yard.  Controlling pests is no longer a daunting task.
UC Advisors Chuck Ingels, Pam Plemmons and Karey Windbiel-Rojas will teach how our modern landscape is ideal for espalier.  UC Master Gardeners will provide trellis construction tips.
The class will also cover:
Ease of managing trees with an emphasis on summer pruning and avoiding excess shading.
How to identify flowering and fruiting wood.
The valuable technique of notching to force shoots instead of spurs
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the Walk on the Wildside
WHERE: Beach Lake Park, Freeport
https://www.regionalsan.com/event/walk-wildside
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 need ideas for attracting beneficial insects, birds and lizards to your gardens?    UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table at Walk on the Wildside.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHAT: Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the Colonial Heights Garden Tour
WHERE: 5420 San Francisco Blvd., Sacramento, CA  95820
COST: Information at: https://www.eventbrite.com
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 need ideas for attracting beneficial insects, birds and lizards to your gardens?  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
Bring samples of your problem plants or insects to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Backyard Composting Workshop
WHERE: Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 7335 Gloria Drive, Sacramento 95831
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County 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 19, 2018, 8:30 am-12:00 pm
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County presents
Espalier Training Fruit Trees Workshop
WHERE: Fair Oaks Horticulture Center, 11549 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA  95628
COST: $45 per person.  Space limited; pre-registration required.
Registration information:       sacmg.ucanr.edu/Special_Events
 For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Espalier, the art of training branches to grow along a support, is ideal for any size yard. UC Advisors and Master Gardeners will teach how to match espalier-training methods with tree varieties and support structures.  Plus, learn year-round pruning and pest management strategies.
Class takes place among the trees in the outdoor learning center, rain or shine.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Worm Composting Workshop
WHERE: North Highlands-Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope 95843
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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WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Backyard Composting Workshop
WHERE: Elk Grove Library, 8900 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove 95624
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County 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, June 9, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHAT: Free Worm Composting Workshop
WHERE: Arcade Library, 2443 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento 95821
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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June 14- 17, 2018  El Dorado County Fair
Join the El Dorado Master Food Preservers for tasting and demonstrations at various times during the Fair.  For additional details, check out http://eldoradocountyfair.org/
Location:  El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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