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Get 'Smart Choices for Gardening Success'

Placer County master gardeners' 2021 gardening guide and calendar now available

Gardening calendar with flowers on cover
The 2021 gardening guide and calendar from
the Placer County master gardeners is just $10.

Can’t wait for 2020 to be gone? Get a jump on next year with a new 2021 calendar!

Now available is a wonderful calendar packed with information for Sacramento-area gardeners, particularly those that live in foothill communities: The 2021 Gardening Guide and Calendar presented by the UC Master Gardeners of Placer County.

With the theme “Smart Choices for Gardening Success,” this is the 29th edition of the Placer master gardeners’ award-winning calendar and garden guide.

“There has been a surge this year in people interested in growing their own food and this calendar taps into that enthusiasm and can help Northern Californians, from beginners to experts, create, grow and harvest a healthy sustainable garden,” said Paula Agostini, calendar committee co-chairman for the Placer County master gardeners.

Featuring planting, growing and harvesting tips, the 13-month calendar and guide features in-depth articles for every season. Among the topics: Soil testing, planting bare-root berries and trees, how to choose the right tools for the job, seed saving, planting for small spaces and how to help bees.

Find out what to plant when (and where) as well as what’s in season at local farmers markets.

“Additional charts, tables and resources, accompanied by beautiful local photos, provide a wealth of information that any level of gardener will appreciate,” Agostini said.

Priced at $10, the calendar also makes a great gift for gardening friends and family.

— Debbie Arrington


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This week our weather will be just right for fall gardening. What are you waiting for?

* Now is the time to plant for fall. The warm soil will get these veggies off to a fast start.

* Keep harvesting tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons and eggplant. Tomatoes may ripen faster off the vine and sitting on the kitchen counter.

* Compost annuals and vegetable crops that have finished producing.

* Cultivate and add compost to the soil to replenish its nutrients for fall and winter vegetables and flowers.

* Fertilize deciduous fruit trees.

* Plant onions, lettuce, peas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, bok choy, spinach and potatoes directly into the vegetable beds.

* Transplant cabbage, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower as well as lettuce seedlings.

* Sow seeds of California poppies, clarkia and African daisies.

* Transplant cool-weather annuals such as pansies, violas, fairy primroses, calendulas, stocks and snapdragons.

* Divide and replant bulbs, rhizomes and perennials. That includes bearded iris; if they haven’t bloomed in three years, it’s time to dig them up and divide their rhizomes.

* Dig up and divide daylilies as they complete their bloom cycle.

* Divide and transplant peonies that have become overcrowded. Replant with “eyes” about an inch below the soil surface.

* Late September is ideal for sowing a new lawn or re-seeding bare spots.

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