An Italian heirloom variety, the Chioggia beet is beautiful with an excellent sweet flavor. Its sliced roots reveal a gorgeous bulls-eye pattern of alternating white and pinkish-red rings. Like all beets, you can plant this root crop year-round in many Southern California gardens.
What Vegetables to Plant in the Fall If you’re wondering about which fall vegetables to grow, we can help you have a successful cool-season garden in Zones 9 and 10! Learn what to grow for a bountiful garden you can … Read More
Fall gardening in Southern California’s Mediterranean climate means long, mild autumns and an extended summer growing season. This guide is meant to help you respond to Fall gardening challenges and make the most of this time of year. Characteristics of … Read More
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. It will continue to produce side shoots after the main head is harvested; side shoots will produce for 7-8 weeks after the main head is harvested. After harvest growers can enjoy the good freezing qualities of this broccoli. Waltham 29 broccoli was named for Waltham, MA where it was developed in the 1950s.
Aubervilliers Cabbage is gorgeous and amazingly flavored. The French market favorite is a beautiful variety for Southern California markets too! Named after the area of its traditional cultivation, Plain of Aubervilliers in France, it dates back to the turn of the century. Heads are about 3 lbs, but you can harvest at earlier stages.
Our Shirley poppy seed mix has both single and double blooms in every color of the rainbow! This poppy seed mix is a wonderful addition to wildflower and meadow gardens. Poppies grow best in cool, wet weather. In Southern California, it is best to plant poppy seeds before seasonal rains. Seeds can be directly sown in the garden or transplanted out.
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