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UC Master Gardeners Present February Open Garden

Jan 24, 2024 12:07PM ● By UC Agriculture and Natural Resources News Release
Mandarin “Gold Nugget." Image courtesy of Jan Fetler

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - If a thriving spring garden is what you want, then start now! The Fair Oaks Horticulture Center is a unique local site in the community and has grown significantly over the last several years with diverse plant selections. See what is possible in your space.

The water efficient landscape area is emerging from its winter dormancy. 

-Aromatic culinary herbs were pruned in the fall and filling out nicely.

-Edible micro-greens, kale, and Swiss chard are cheery looking in the raised vegetable beds.

-See how blueberries and raspberries were pruned for a flourishing summer crop.

-Look for citrus trees suited for your space and taste after seeing our specimens.

-Grape vines have two methods of pruning. Ask a master gardener why.

-Learn approaches of turning compost, see how the GEO bin and Sunset bin differ.

What seeds should you be planting? Find 15 vegetables ready for direct outdoor seeding in the 2024 Gardening Guide and Calendar… into the Wild…Habitat Gardening. $12 cash or check incl. tax.

Event Day and Date: February 10, 2024

Event Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Event Location:

Horticulture Center

11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.

Fair Oaks, CA  95628

Located Outside: Rain or shine.

Event Cost: Free 

For More Info: UC Cooperative Extension, (916) 875-6913,,