This heirloom variety is a knockout with its beautiful gold color and mild flavor. Globes reach 2" across.
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Early Wonder beet is an early producing variety with deep red and purple leaves, and dark red bulbs. This particular variety of beet is grown just as much for its colorful leaves as it is for its dark centers. Early Wonder is great to plant in shorter seasons since it produces in only 50 days.
An Italian heirloom variety, the Chioggia beet is beautiful with a great sweet flavor. It's sliced roots reveal a gorgeous bulls-eye pattern of alternating white and pinkish-red rings. Like all beets, this root crop can be planted year-round in many Southern California gardens.
This red onion is ideal for southern growers! This short day onion produces excellent red onions with a sweet, mild flavor. Growers in Zones 9 and 10 can plant these in the fall and let them overwinter.
Powdery Mildew in a San Diego Garden Powdery Mildew Guest Blog by Susan Martin Written August 14th 2020 I’m sitting on my front porch writing about the powdery mildew that is overtaking my backyard vegetable garden. It’s expected in the usual susceptible plants grown in my coastal summer garden—tomatoes and the squash,
Choosing Vegetables to Grow in Southern California's Cool Season Have a successful cool season garden in zones 9 and 10 with our help. Learn what to grow for a bountiful garden you can enjoy all winter. Grow what you like to eat Plant what you like to eat! Most of us don’t
Succession Planting Guide Do you succession plant? If not, you are missing out on keeping your garden as productive as you can. Succession planting is the simple act of always planting new items in the garden so that when your current plants start to slow on production, you can replant new ones.
How to Start a Home Vegetable Garden A home vegetable garden is an essential part of a healthy and sustainable home. The pleasure and benefits of a home vegetable garden are endless. Before the 20th century, most people kept a home vegetable garden. In the past 30 years that trend saw a
Torpedo Onion seeds grow beautiful onions about the size of a large shallot. Torpedo Onions are intermediate day length onions that originated in the Mediterranean climate of Italy. They perform wonderfully in southern states!
Starting Seeds Indoors Starting seeds indoors When starting seeds indoors, consider varieties such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, perennials, and some annual flowers. These crops can really benefit from an early start indoors, especially if you live in an area that has short warm seasons. Starting seeds indoors is particularly helpful for
Grower's Library Read our Growers Library to learn basic to advanced gardening techniques and tips! How to Prune Tomatoes for Production To fully understand how or if you should prune your tomatoes, you need to understand the three types of tomatoes. Determinate tomatoes are tomatoes
Plant Seeds Now for Winter Garden August in the garden in San Diego can be a misleading time. It is hot and sometimes muggy. The tomatoes are looking amazing. The melons are ripening. For most inexperienced gardeners, it’s a bit of a time warp. It feels as though summer will continue
Holidays can be stressful and extremely busy. Don't let the short days and cold, long nights get the best of you when it comes to your fall/winter garden. With a little planning you can ensure all your holiday dishes are filled with fresh garden goodies. These winter goodies are
The Walla Walla white onion is a sweet and intermediate day variety that does well in the southern areas of the United States. This particular variety keeps well and can be left in the ground until needed. Small to medium bulbs are produced. This flavorful white bulbing onion is an important staple to any kitchen.
These bunching onions are fantastic as green onions that can be added to any recipe. Slow to go to seed and producing in only 65-120 days, these onions are a kitchen garden essential.
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Contact Us Understanding Seed Terms Heirloom Hybrid Genetically Modified Organisims Organic Shop Now Many resources define heirlooms as “a cultivar that has been grown in earlier periods of human history that are not typically grown in commercial