How to Grow Broccoli from Seed

How to Grow Broccoli from Seed

How to Grow Broccoli from Seed We love the flavor of freshly picked broccoli from the garden. Learning how to grow broccoli from seed will give you the skills to grow cauliflower, cabbage, and other brassicas because the practices are … Read More

Organic Waltham 29 Broccoli Seeds

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Waltham Broccoli

Waltham 29 broccoli was named for Waltham, MA where it was developed in the 1950s. This sturdy variety of broccoli is grown for its side shoots and large heads that form on easy to harvest stocks. Heads can reach 6-7″ in size. Waltham 29 broccoli is widely adapted, drought-tolerant, and a great selection to grow for a fall crop.

Organic Early Fall Rapini Broccoli Seeds

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Rapini Broccoli

Early Fall Rapini is an Italian variety of broccoli that produces smaller shoots of broccoli heads perfect for salad and veggie dishes. With a spicier flavor than most broccoli, this early producing variety bolts more quickly than others to give you a speedy harvest.

Organic BT Thuricide Spray

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Organic BT Thuricide Spray by Bonide is a pest control formula safe for edible fruits and vegetables, shade trees, and ornamental plants. Spray directly on your plants to eliminate these unwanted leaf-eating worms and insects from feeding on and damaging your plants.

Vegetable Container Size Chart

Vegetable Container Size Chart

Use our Vegetable Container Size Chart (included within the body of this post below) to finally know what pot sizes you need for the vegetables you are planting. No more guessing! For new gardeners, especially those growing in pots and containers … Read More

Winter Crops for Southern California

Winter Crops for Southern California- Beets

Winter Crops for Southern California Winter can be one of the most pleasurable times to garden in Zones 9 and 10. Even though some significant changes happen in the winter garden, you still can produce tons of yummy food and … Read More

8 Gifts for Gardeners That They Will Actually Use

Gifts for Gardeners

Gifts for gardeners — that they will actually use — makes shopping meaningful, impactful, and fun! In today’s world of excess, it should be more appropriate to gift items that people need and will use. Gifts for gardeners should include … Read More

Growing Cauliflower

Growing Cauliflower

Growing Cauliflower Cauliflower is an excellent crop for backyard growers because you can plant seeds of many different types of cauliflower. While you are likely to find only white cauliflower at the store, you can choose from a wide range … Read More

Fall Vegetable Seeds

Fall Vegetable Seeds

How to Start Fall Vegetable Seeds For the most productive cool-season garden (September-March), you need to start your fall vegetable seeds as early as August! Beginning in August can be challenging as we face our hottest and driest weather in … Read More

Zone 8 Planting Calendar

Zone 8 Planting

Zone 8 is characterized by a long growing season with an average of 240 days to grow! That’s ample time to grow a bountiful garden and succession plant several times. The last frost date is as late as April 1st, … Read More

Organic Rainbow Chard Seeds

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rainbow chard

Rainbow chard is a wonderful crop for Southern California. This high-producing, versatile green grows prolifically during the cooler months of the year and beyond. Pick outer leaves frequently without disturbing the roots for continuous harvest. Avoid overhead watering to prevent foliar diseases.


Glossary of Terms Term Definition Amendments Soil-conditioning substances indirectly promoting plant growth by improving soil qualities such as porosity, moisture, retention, and pH balance. Annual Having a life cycle lasting only one growing season. Axillary Bud The bud that occurs … Read More

Gardening in San Diego

Garden Advice for San Diego If you’re gardening in San Diego, our amazing climates give us the ability to grow many things year-round. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy, even if you’re a “seasoned” gardener. So, we’ve created this article … Read More