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

Organic Romanesco Cauliflower Seeds

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Romanesco Cauliflower is probably the most popular and recognizable cauliflower out there. This striking lime-green cauliflower has pointed, spiraled pinnacles that form amazing heads. Adds beauty and a sense of wonder to the garden. Grow yours today!

Organic Snowball Cauliflower Seeds

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Snowball cauliflower is a classic cauliflower grown for its large white head. This variety was chosen for disease resistance and tolerance to the heat spells we often have in Southern California. Brassicas are heavy feeders and benefit from side dressing of an organic fertilizer.

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

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

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

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 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

Grow a Vegetable Garden

grow a vegetable garden

Grow a vegetable garden in Zones 9 and 10. (And great advice if you are not in our Zone!)  Growing a vegetable garden in Southern California and beyond is easy if you understand your climate. Here we will outline the … Read More

How to Start Seeds Indoors

starting seeds indoors

If you’re learning how to start seeds indoors, consider varieties of tomatoes, peppers, onions, perennials, and some annual flowers. These crops can benefit from an early start indoors, especially if you live in an area with short, warm seasons. Starting … Read More

Fall Planting

frost garden

Fall Planting for Success If you live in an area that receives frost, your growing season is defined by this major weather event. This means that the time between the first and last frost is collectively known as your “growing season.” For us … Read More

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

If you want to learn how to start a vegetable garden, we’ve been at it for years here on our organic seed farm in San Diego. We know that a home vegetable garden is an essential part of a healthy and … Read More