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November is an ideal time to plant a cool-weather vegetable garden. In California, there are two distinct seasons for kitchen gardens: March through September, sometimes called the warm season; and...
Make Your Fall Colorful These plants will create a haunting effect
Not that you need an excuse to use black plants in your garden, but the Halloween season is a perfect time to add dark and rich colors. Fall is California’s best planting time, and whose garden doesn...
Plants that say...Autumn!
10 plants with gorgeous fall color for San Diego gardens Can’t tell by the look of your garden when fall arrives? You must be missing those important trees and shrubs that provide gorgeous fall color...
GARDENING in containers
Whether one has a yard or not, everyone can garden. Even the humblest recycled container can hold a garden. And given that California’s water supply is so limited right now, gardening in pots may be...
TOO MANY TOMATOES
I love tomatoes but once they start to ripen, I’m often inundated with more of the juicy red orbs than my family can eat. If you have that “problem,” here are some ideas for dealing with the issue of...
Garden Raised to a New Level
This spring, make the most of your San Diego garden by building and growing your own edibles in raised beds. Raised bed planters are like concentrated mini-gardens where you can focus your time,...
Growing and enjoying unusual fruits is easier than you think
San Diego’s coastal, desert and valley microclimates offer gardeners opportunities to grow a much wider selection of fruits than typically sold in local supermarkets. You might expect that unusual...
The Skinny on Food Justice
It’s a sad reality that as a society, growing our own food, knowing where food comes from, and experiencing the magic of eating food we’ve grown ourselves is fast disappearing. Our diets have shifted...
Get your green thumbs ready
Get to know your space Observe your property to see which areas are the sunniest, the shadiest, how existing plants seem to be doing, where you spend your time outside, and how you would like to use...
Saying hello to a new year and natives
Have you started planting natives yet? Native plants that have evolved in our region’s dry summers and mild, rainy winters are mostly low water and low maintenance when planted in our gardens. The...
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