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Sun, Mar 05, 2023

Lemony pasta is fast and fresh

Flavorful recipe can be a vegetarian main or lively side dish

Sat, Mar 04, 2023

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of March 5

March arrives with more cold, damp weather

Fri, Mar 03, 2023

Winter weather warning: More cold rain -- and snow -- are on their way

Weather service says 'expect substantial disruptions to daily life'

Thu, Mar 02, 2023

CNPS chapter kicks off spring plant sale season

Online sale of California natives begins Saturday

Wed, Mar 01, 2023

Learn about attracting bees, butterflies, hummingbirds

Placer County master gardeners offer free pollinator workshop

Tue, Feb 28, 2023

Freezing temperatures forecast for Sacramento region

Overnight lows could reach 29 degrees, kill crops and damage plumbing

Mon, Feb 27, 2023

Sacramento hosts its 99th annual Camellia Show

Despite winter weather, weekend event should feature hundreds of flowers

Fri, Feb 24, 2023

Find a new best friend at Dog Days

Green Acres hosts dog adoption event in Rocklin

Thu, Feb 23, 2023

How'd you like that graupel?

Unusual cold weather inspires some meteorological education

Wed, Feb 22, 2023

Camellia Day blooms again at Folsom's Murer House

Greg Gayton of Green Acres will be featured speaker

Tue, Feb 21, 2023

Snow in Roseville? Sacramento area about to feel big chill

Be prepared; forecast calls for freezing temperatures and strong winds

Mon, Feb 20, 2023

Wild Boar's Brad Gates to talk tomatoes at Green Acres

Tomato breeder extraordinaire will share insights, latest varieties

Sun, Feb 19, 2023

Fennel and white beans bake into warming side dish

Cheese-topped casserole a delicious winter recipe

Sat, Feb 18, 2023

Dig In: Garden checklist for week of Feb. 19

Chilly forecast a reminder: It’s still winter

Fri, Feb 17, 2023

No matter the forecast, it's too early to plant tomatoes

They may be on sale already, but it's not time yet

Thu, Feb 16, 2023

Help count birds this weekend wherever you are

Got 15 minutes to spare? Join the Great Backyard Bird Count

Wed, Feb 15, 2023

Threat of widespread frost threatens new growth

Flavor of oranges may actually get a boost from 'kiss of cold'

Tue, Feb 14, 2023

Green Acres hosts houseplant extravaganza in Auburn

Special event features unique collection and expert advice

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Dig In: Garden Checklist

For week of March 19:

Spring will start a bit soggy, but there’s still plenty to do between showers:

* Fertilize roses, annual flowers and berries as spring growth begins to appear.

* Watch out for aphids. Wash off plants with strong blast from the hose.

* Pull weeds now! Don’t let them get started. Take a hoe and whack them as soon as they sprout.

* Prepare summer vegetable beds. Spade in compost and other amendments.

* Prune and fertilize spring-flowering shrubs after bloom.

* Feed camellias at the end of their bloom cycle. Pick up browned and fallen flowers to fight blossom blight.

* Feed citrus trees as they start to blossom.

* Cut back and fertilize perennial herbs to encourage new growth.

* Seed and renovate the lawn (if you still have one). Feed cool-season grasses such as bent, blue, rye and fescue with a slow-release fertilizer. Check the irrigation system and perform maintenance. Make sure sprinkler heads are turned toward the lawn, not the sidewalk.

* In the vegetable garden, transplant lettuce and kale.

* Seed chard and beets directly into the ground.

* Plant summer bulbs, including gladiolus, tuberous begonias and callas. Also plant dahlia tubers.

* Shop for perennials. Many varieties are available in local nurseries and at plant events. They can be transplanted now while the weather remains relatively cool.

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