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Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

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Tomato Gardening: Tips and Hints

Tomato Gardening Basics

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

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

 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
 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
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

 
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

Mar. 17: Quentyn Young - Fair Oaks Blvd. Nursery : "Unusual Edibles to Grow Here"

Mar. 24: Ed Laivo - "Espaliering Fruit Trees"

Mar. 31: Master Gardener Pam Bone: "How to Have a Healthier Garden"

 

A Clue for the Garden Grappler
 

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

Vegetables:

Interactive Vegetable Planting Calendar

Planting Your First Vegetable Garden? Some Tips

Terrific Tomato Tips

Some Vegetables Require Less Water Than Others

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

100+ Great Roses For California

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:

Pruning Tool Primer

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 Mar. 16, 2019)

Avg. evapotranspiration rate this past week : Valley: .80-.90" ; Foothills: .70-80"

Soil Temperature: Valley: 50-53 (F). Low foothills: 50 (F). Upper foothills: 43 (F)

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, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019 (FINAL):

Chill Hours: 752-810 valley; 1218-1253 foothills. Chill Portions: 70-76 valley; 81-84 foothills.

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

See You at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, Mar. 21-24, at Cal Expo

 
Saturday March 16 and Sunday, March 17
The Shepard Garden & Arts Center - 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento will be holding their Spring Sale.  
The sale helps support the operation of the Shepard Garden & Arts Center and all the improvements that our being made to the Center:  new plantings around the outside perimeter, and the refurbishing of the SG&AC sign on the McKinley Blvd. front entrance.
 
The hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.  Many of the clubs that meet at the Center - Perennial Plant Club, Iris Society, Begonia Society, etc. will have items for sale - plants, containers, collectibles, art, crafts, etc.  There will also be outside vendors offering jewelry, antiques and crafts.  
 
Food will be available for purchase and the parking and admission is free.
 
For more information visit our website www.sgaac/org.
 
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WHEN:  SUNDAY, MARCH 17th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:   GARDENING FORUM
WHERE:  Mary L. Stephens Davis Library at 315 E. 14th Street, Davis, in the children's area conference room.
A free question and answer session with UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County.  Learn about planning spring garden projects, landscape maintenance, irrigation, mulching and what to plant now.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
WHAT: Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
WHERE:  Cal Expo, Pavilion Building, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA  95815
COST:  Ticket Sales and information available at:  https://www.sfgardenshow.com
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Finding unique challenges in your garden?  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the Ask the Master Gardeners information table at the 2019 San Francisco Flower & Garden Show at Cal Expo in Sacramento.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices from Master Gardeners who have decades of gardening experience.  For all your gardening questions, including growing fruits, vegetables and herbs, ornamentals and trees, composting and water efficient landscaping, UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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WHEN: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at 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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WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County presents
"The Basics of Backyard Composting"
WHERE: UC Cooperative Extension, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento 95827
COST: $10 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
It is easy and fun to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves, and plant cuttings into compost!  Composting provides rewarding results with little physical effort.  When added to your soil it helps retain moisture resulting in a lower water bill.  Use it to prevent soil erosion, to suppress weeds and to loosen clay and compacted soils.
 The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will provide a hands-on demonstration on how to build an active compost pile.  You will learn about the different methods for composting and find out if "Hot" composting is the right choice for you.  Class participants will receive a free compost bin and educational materials.
 
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Sat. March 23 10a-1p
The Calaveras County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden will be open on Saturday, March 23 from 10AM -1PM.  Plant sale 10AM -12. The Demonstration Garden is located at the County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas.
Spring has Sprung and the time is right to start preparing your garden for the coming seasons.  Join us in conversation as we discuss how to lay the groundwork for a beautiful and productive garden.  
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.  
 
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Sat. March 23, 2019 9-noon
Productive Plant Propagation 
Not sure how to get your garden started this year? Or just looking for some variety? Should you plant seeds, bulbs, transplants, maybe try a little layering? Prepare for your springtime garden by learning the best practices for getting your vegetables and landscape plants off to a successful start. Plan on attending the Public Education class, "Productive Plant Propagation" presented by the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Basic principles and general techniques of plant propagation including bulb planting, division, and taking cuttings will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. Bring seeds or cuttings (keep cuttings damp) for a plant you wish to start. Handouts will be available. The class is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. All classes are held in the GSA Building at 12200-B Airport Rd. in Jackson from 9a.m. until Noon. 
For questions, call the UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 209-223-6838 or email mgamador@ucdavis.edu. Website: http://ucanr.edu/mgamador 
 
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Saturday, March 23rd 9-noon
Tomatoes from Seed to Table Instructors: MG Zack Dowell; MG/MFPs C. Young & S.Surberg 
In this combination Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver event, Master Gardeners will show you how to choose the right varieties, deal with insects and diseases, care for, and harvest your tomatoes. Master Food Preservers will talk about what you can do with your tomato harvest: canning, dehydrating and freezing.
9am-noon Government Hearing Room Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville free
**Please call the Master Gardener office at 530 621-5512 for latest class information as location can occasionally change** 
 
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WHEN:  SUNDAY, MARCH 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT:  DISCUSSION FOR YEAR-ROUND KITCHEN GARDENING
WHERE:  Mary L. Stephens Davis Library at 315 E. 14th Street, Davis, in the children's area conference room.
UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County will discuss spring planting and care of edible flowers, fruit trees, herbs and vegetables.  You will be motivated to stock your kitchen with home-grown herbs, vegetables and more.   For more information contact UC Cooperative Extension 530-8737, mgyolo@ucanr.edu.
 
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TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019
Seed Starting
WHEN:  MARCH 26th from 10:30 a.m. to Noon
WHAT:  SEED STARTING
WHERE:  West Sacramento Community Center located at 1075 W. Capitol Ave., West Sacramento.
UCCE Master Gardeners will discuss how to get started with summer annuals by using seeds.  Choosing between planting seeds directly in the soil or starting them indoors will be discussed, with tips on how and when to plant.  You can plant tomato seeds to take home.  Stay afterwards for a question and answer period.
 
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When: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. (rain cancels)
What: The Old City Cemetery Committee presents a garden tour of the cemetery's Historic Rose Garden
Where: Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
 
Join Historic Rose Garden volunteers to see and smell spring flowers that have emerged from a brief winter slumber and are blooming brightly throughout the garden. Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the garden, spending time with the volunteers who created and care for it. The Historic Rose Garden is nestled among the cemetery's monuments, re-creating the garden cemetery that was established in 1849. In spring, the combination of blooms and tombs are at their best. Please note that rain will cancel the event.
 
The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted for rose garden operations. For more information, call 916-448-0811.
 
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Saturday, March 30th 10-11am
Grow n' Show Instructor: MG Eddie Basham 
Grow n' Show (Your Plants at the Fair) is designed for kids ages 5 to 12 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 pre-register online at http://ucanr.edu/uccemg-edccountyfair or by calling Master Gardeners at 530-621-5512.  free
10-11am, $2 parking Sherwood Demonstration Garden, 6699 Campus Drive, Placerville 
**Please call the Master Gardener office at 530 621-5512 for latest class information as location can occasionally change** 
 
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WHEN: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at 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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Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
GROWING TASTY TOMATOES
 
The UC Master Gardeners of Napa County invite the community to join them for a public gardening workshop, "Growing Tasty Tomatoes".  This workshop will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm at the UCCE Meeting Room, 1710 Soscol Avenue, Napa. This workshop will also be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington St., Yountville.
Join the experienced UC Master Gardener tomato growers for tips and tricks about cultivating perfect homegrown tomatoes. We will cover the latest research about tomato cultivation and care. New and heritage tomato varieties will be discussed so you have the knowledge to grow delicious and beautiful tomatoes in your own garden and in containers. Discover how growing America's favorite garden fruit is fun, easy, and a good way to obtain healthy food for you and your family.
Registration is preferred, space is limited. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable unless class is cancelled. For the Napa session, there is a charge of $5/person. Register online at http://ucanr.edu/2019tomatoes. For the Yountville session, there is a charge of $15 per person ($12 for Yountville residents). Register online at http://www.townofyountville.com. For additional information, call the UCCE office at 707-253-4221. Upvalley and American Canyon residents can call toll-free at 877-279-3065.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the Plant Foundry Spring Celebration
WHERE: The Plant Foundry Nursery & Store, 3500 Broadway, 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?  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests or questions to the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table at the Plant Foundry Spring Celebration.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices tailored specifically for the Sacramento Valley from people who have gardened here for decades.  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - noon
WHAT: 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
 
Starting at 10:00 a.m. watch mini-demonstrations on:
Water Efficient Landscape Garden:  Plan for pollinators.
Herbs:  Using edible flowers; salad garnishes and flower butters
Vegetables:  Growing vegetables in containers:  see lots of container examples.
Vineyard:  Thinning grape vine shoots.
On-going:
Water Efficient Landscape Garden:  Deep blue and brilliant yellow blooms.
Orchard:  Summer pruning of fruit trees.
Herbs:  Herb maintenance.
Berries:  Successful varieties of caneberries for our region.
Vegetables:  Preparing for tomato planting.
Vineyard:  New bud growth.
Compost:  Types of compost bins and tips for success.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the Ask the Master Gardeners information table. 
 
Located outside &endash; rain or shine. FREE.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
WHERE: Creek Week Celebration, 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 the UCCE Master Gardeners Information Table at Creek Week.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (tour and sale only)
What: The Old City Cemetery Committee presents the Historic Rose Garden's annual plant sale and tour event.
Where:Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery will hold its annual Open Gardens event on April 13 and 14, featuring the sale of over 500 rose plants propagated from our rare and historic rose collection. On April 13, there will be tours of the Historic Rose Garden (at 10:30a and 12:30p), a history tour (at 11:00a), a silent auction, and sale of rose-related merchandise. Rose sales continue on April 14 from 11-2, with a rose "Walk and Talk" tour at 1:00 pm. The Historic Rose Garden, winner of multiple international awards, will be at peak bloom and many flowers will be blooming in the California Native Plant and Hamilton Square Perennial Plan Gardens. Visitors will be surrounded by color and fragrance amidst our lovely Gold Rush garden cemetery. The combination is not to be missed!  Details are at cemeteryrose.org.
 
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Date: April 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jams & Jellies - Amador/Calaveras MFP
 
Contact: UCCE Master Food Preservers - 209-223-6482
Sponsor: UCCE Master Food Preservers-Amador/Calaveras
Location: Calaveras Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas
Free
Join us for this 3-hour introductory class that takes you through the process of making and canning jams and jellies. We will discuss in detail the key ingredients: fruit choices, sugar and alternative sweeteners, the importance of lemon juice, and the role of pectin as a thickening agent. Step-by-step demonstrations will include preparing the fruit and other ingredients, followed by making a freezer jam and two canned jams using boiling water and atmospheric steam canners. You will leave this class with several recipes and the knowledge and skill to safely can jams, jellies, and other fruit spreads in your own kitchen.
Save a seat: Register for this free class at http://ucanr.edu/apr13_mfpclass. (Walk-ins welcome)
 
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Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
UC Master Gardeners of Placer County Present 4th Annual Garden Faire,  
Free 
Maidu Community Center in Roseville 
Auburn, CA&emdash;The public is invited to learn about all things gardening at the 4th Annual Garden Faire, Saturday, April 13th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, the Faire will be free for adults and children at a new location, the Maidu Community Center at 1550 Maidu Drive in Roseville. Presented by the UC Master Gardeners of Placer County, the Garden Faire will feature speakers and educational activities for children and adults. 
 
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WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at 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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Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th, 2019
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
19th Annual Folsom Garden Club Garden Tour
"Gardens of Folsom"
2019 Ticket Price:    $20.00
Attendees 16 years and older will need a ticket
Tickets will go on sale through the retail outlets beginning April 1, 2019.
It's the club's garden tour  fundraiser for Folsom area schools, scholarships and educational grants.
 The gardens vary from large to small and feature a variety of greens, color, patios and pools. People will be able to gather ideas for their own gardens. An artist and Master Gardener will be at each of the homes and there'll also be a bake sale and plant sale.
Retail Ticket Sellers:
•American River Ace Hardware (9500 Greenback Ln. Folsom)
•Green Acres Nursery & Supply (205 Serpa Way Folsom)
•The Blossom Shop (47 Natoma Street #D, Folsom)
•Raleys (25025 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom)
•Bushnell Gardens Nursery (5255 Douglas Boulevard, Granite Bay)
Online Ticket Sales: Available beginning February 15, 2019 through the Folsom Garden Club website at: Folsomgarden.org
Folks can also purchase tickets on the day(s) of the tour at house #1 (1332 Parsons ct. Folsom, 95630)
To enrich your garden tour experience, UCCE Master Gardeners will be available at several of the locations during this popular garden tour.  Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests or questions to the Master Gardeners.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices tailored specifically for the Sacramento Valley from people who have gardened here for decades.  UCCE Master Gardeners have the answers.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free "Backyard Composting 101"
WHERE: Orangevale Library, 8820 Greenback Lane, Suite L, Orangevale, CA 95662
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into "garden gold" aka compost.  This class on the basics of composting will include how to set up a compost bin, types of compost bins, where to place your bin and more tips for success.
 
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April 27, 2019 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
9th annual Gardens Gone Native Garden Tour
Gardens are located in the Sacramento, Yolo and Placer county areas
http://sacvalleycnps.org/ggn
Free
Registration: http://gardensgonenative.eventbrite.com
This is a free, self-guided tour with gardens comprised of at least 50% California Native plants. Participants will be inspired by a variety of gardens that showcase the beauty, versatility, and hardiness of California native plants as well as their role in water efficient landscapes. Register above for a map and garden descriptions and addresses.
 
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Sat. April 27  10a-2p
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Amador County will be holding a plant sale on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 12134 Airport Rd in Martell.
 
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 pollinators, herbs and flowering plants, (both annuals and perennials).
 
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.
 
We plan to have experts on hand to answer your irrigation questions as well as home landscape and garden questions. The UCCE Master Food Preservers will be on hand too, passing out samples and recipes.
 
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:    Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 am to 12 noon.
WHAT:   Succulent Extravaganza  -  University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Solano County Master Gardener Educational and Fundraising Event
WHERE:    501 Texas St Fairfield California  - Master Gardener Offices 1st Floor  &endash; please watch for the signs!   (Near Solano County Buildings)
This a free event and open to the public.    Classes will be held on Succulent Propagation at 9 am;   Succulent Soil at 10 am and Succulent Care at 11 am.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your succulent and other gardening questions.
Succulent plants of many sizes and species will be for sale. Some will be in decorative containers just in time for Mother's Day!   There will also be a silent auction for a garden potting bench, decorative succulent dish garden and galvanized garden container with gardening tools and other gardening related items.
For further questions please contact Jennifer Baumbach, Program Coordinator-UC Master Gardeners Solano and Yolo Counties at 707 389-0645 or jmbaumbach@ucanr.edu
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
WHAT: Free "Backyard Composting 101"
WHERE: Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95662
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913 or go to sacmg.ucanr.edu or facebook.com/sacmg
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Sacramento County will teach how to turn yard waste such as leaves and clippings and discarded vegetables and fruit from the kitchen into "garden gold" aka compost.  This class on the basics of composting will include how to set up a compost bin, types of compost bins, where to place your bin and more tips for success.
 
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When: Tuesday, May 7 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
 
What: Roseville Better Gardens Club Annual Plant Sale
 
Where: Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive, Roseville (Maidu Drive is off of Rocky Ridge between Douglas Blvd and Cirby Way)
 
Locally grown plants including flowers, vegetables, succulents & pollinator plants at great prices.  Fresh flower arrangements, lots of garden
items, garden art, baked goods & books. 
Cash or check only.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - noon
WHAT: 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 10:30 a.m. watch a mini-demonstration on container gardening in the Water Efficient Landscape Garden. On-going:
Water Efficient Landscape Garden:  Irrigation.
Orchard:  Fruit tree planting ideas.
Herbs:  Spring planting and grooming beds for summer growth.
Berries:  Keeping birds off of berries.
Vegetables:  Planning for warm season crops.
Vineyard:  Canopy management.
Compost:  Types of compost bins and tips for success.
 
Bring samples of your problem plants, mystery pests and questions to the Ask the Master Gardeners information table.  Get one-on-one advice based on the most recent research-based sustainable practices.  Located outside &endash; rain or shine. Free.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table
WHERE: May Faire, A. M. Winn Elementary School, 3351 Explorer Drive, Sacramento, 95823
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 at the A. M. Winn School May Faire.  We will help you find sustainable solutions to your gardening questions.
 
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WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Free Ask the Master Gardeners Information Table at the Colonial Heights Charming Garden Tour
WHERE: Colonial Heights Community Garden, 5420 San Francisco Blvd., Sacramento 95820
COST: Information at https://www.eventbrite.com
For More Information:
UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913, sacmg.ucanr.edu, facebook.com/sacmg
Questions about gardening, plans, pests and more?  UCCE Master Gardeners will be available to advise you with the latest in UC research based information.
 
 
 
 
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